Those who stutter have needs for different types of therapies. Children who have just begun to stutter during the pre-school years need a therapy designed to stop the disorder developing, but adults who have been stuttering for a long time may need a way to control their stuttering during daily life. Many people who stutter have anxiety about their speech and may require therapy to help them deal with that.
Speech pathologists provide therapy services for children and adults who stutter. Speech pathologists are known by various names around the world. Examples are: speech-language pathologist (North America), speech and language therapist (United Kingdom), Logopäde (Germany), orthophoniste (France), logopædagog (Demark) and logopedist (Netherlands)