Experts from around the world who treat stutterers wrapped up a two-week continuing education conference this week in Iowa City. The summit was organized by Tricia Zebrowski, a professor of speech pathology and audiology at the University of Iowa. Professor Zebrowski says stuttering usually develops in a child between ages two and five. She says only about one-percent of the U.S. population is ever effected by stuttering but up to five-percent of people say they’ve had a problem with stuttering at some point in their lives. Zebrowski says 75-percent of children who start to stutter around age three will recover without any formal therapy. Conference attendees learned about advances in stuttering treatment and research. They came from all over the U.S. and from Canada, Belgium, Finland, Croatia, South Africa and New Zealand.
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