Is there a greater risk for stuttering if someone speaks more than one language or is bilingual?

No, bilingualism does not make a person more likely to stutter. Speakers of more than one language may be at increased risk for being perceived as stuttering because they may be more likely to be disfluent as they are navigating use, but they are not increased risk for developing stuttering. Additionally, there is no evidence to support the idea that if a child begins to stutter that you should stop exposing them to an additional language. Bilingualism is amazing for so many reasons, many of which are personal to an individual’s family and culture—we wholeheartedly believe in this importance.

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