The exact cause is not known. It may happen when:
- A child's ability to speak does not match his verbal demands
- Certain genes
- A person has a stroke, head trauma, or other type of brain injury
- A person has emotional trauma (rare)
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Problems may be:
- Repeating sounds, syllables, or words
- Making long sounds within words
- Between-word pauses and lack of sound
- Spurting speech
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