" Heart to help... Heart to touch... Heart to understand "

Gail Wilson Lew, ASHA Certified Fluency Specialist

Speech-Language Pathology and Therapy

Advocating for People Who Stutter and Their Families - Educating and Preparing Practioners in the area of Speech-Language Pathology

Based in Southern California,with a practice in the city of San Marino, with many years of experience in the field of Speech-Language Pathology, and is also a long term faculty member teaching in the department for Communication Disorders and Sciences at CSUN in Northridge, California.

Get in touch with me to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire about our services that are available for you.




2596 Mission Street, Suite 203
San Marino, California  91108


(626) 799 3397

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Some Answers To Questions:

q: When does stuttering occur in children

Usually between 2 to 5 years of age, and about 1% of children world wide are stuttering at any given time. About 5% of children have stuttered some time in their lives. About 75% of children who stutter will recover without any treatment.    (Yairi and Ambrose, 1999)

q: is stuttering inherited

Most likely - research suggest that it is. The estimated is 30% to 60% of People Who Stutter (PWS) have a relative who stutters.    (Yairi, 1996)

Q: If most children recover without intervention, should they be evaluated

Yes - The child might be one of the 25% that may not grow out of it and a specialist has the experience to evaluate if this may be so - or not.

q: Can speech therapy improve activity in the brain

Yes -studies suggest People Who Stutter show increased left hemisphere brain activity during speech after treatment.

q: Do more boys stutter than girls

Yes - more boys stutter than girls by a ratio of 3:1, by First Grade, and by the Fifth Grade, the ratio of boys to girls is 5:1    (Bloodstein, 1995)

Q: Are children / adults who stutter have more nervousness than the average person

No - stutterers are not more anxious or nervous than people who do not stutter. There is no set personality type of a Person Who Stutters. However, it has been found that some stutterers are more sensitive in their nature.


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Where there is a way, you will not be there alone
— Anonymous


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