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stam·mer

(stam'ĕr),
1. To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes. Compare: stutter.
2. To mispronounce or transpose certain consonants in speech.
[A.S. stamur]

stammer

(stăm′ər)
v. stam·mered, stam·mering, stam·mers
v.intr.
To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
v.tr.
To utter with involuntary pauses or repetitions.
n.
A way of speaking characterized by involuntary pauses or repetitions.

stam′mer·er n.
stam′mer·ing·ly adv.

stam·mer

(stam'ĕr)
To hesitate in speech, halt, repeat, and mispronounce, by reason of embarrassment, agitation, unfamiliarity with the topic, or as yet unidentified physiologic causes.
[A.S. stamur]
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But according to experts, it is a neurodevelopmental disorder that seems to emerge in five per cent of children aged under five - although only around one per cent of adults stammer. It is now recognised that early diagnosis for children is hugely important.
Boosting the campaign will be British Aerospace who are launching a new programme geared to supporting their employees who stammer. "The fact that this leading employer is prepared to invest the time and money to help people who stammer is good and sensible employment practice", said Peter Cartwright.
For anyone who would like to access support or get more information about stammering, the Scottish Stammering Network is the only charity in Scotland providing direct help to people who stammer through support groups, open days and awareness raising.
"This can lead to feelings of shame and embarrassment and it becomes a vicious circle - 'I can't speak because then they'll know I stammer'.
It's a programme run by stutterers themselves for people who stammer.
They have helped stammer sufferers including Pop Idol star Gareth Gates, Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin and Scottish international rugby union captain Kelly Brown.
A relapse could be a week when you have been under a lot of stress and your stammer comes back.
With the help of one of his teachers, Mr Burton, and a tip from the film The King's Speech, Musharaf was able to temporarily overcome his stammer by listening to music on headphones.
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