secondary stuttering

As opposed to primary and transitional stuttering secondary stuttering is a hesitating or stumbling in uttering words with an awareness that this way of talking is abnormal and constitutes a difficulty; speech interruptions plus struggle and accessory behaviors, plus fear and avoidance reactions.

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)

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