SECONDARY STUTTERING

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Established stuttering behavior wherein the dysfluencies are accompanied by awareness, anticipation, and resultant anxiety. Tics in the face, hands, head, or body may appear, denoting stress resultant of the effort put forth to control the stutter. Compare with: primary stuttering.

SECONDARY STUTTERING: "Secondary stuttering can engender an enormous lack of self-confidence."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SECONDARY STUTTERING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-stuttering/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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