I hope I'm posting this in the right section.. My 6-year-old daughter repeats the last syllable of some words, and has done so for over 2 years. We thought she would grow out of it, but she hasn't so far. I finally saw someone for it last week (a teaching college, actually), and they were a little stumped. They said this isn't the normal type of disfluency they see, but they're interested in looking in to it and possibly providing therapy. They tested her hearing, language skills, etc., and the final thoughts the Dr. shared with me was that my daughter's language skills are exceptional, and it seems like her mouth can't catch up to her brain, so to speak. This is what my husband and I have thought the entire time, but I'm still very concerned that it's becoming a habit that she can't grow out of. The strange thing is that she seems to do this at home more than other places. She barely did it when they were testing her, so I had to show them a video. When I google it, it scares me, because it seems as though word final disfluency is rare, and is associated with disorders such as ADHD, Autism, etc. I would love to hear from others who are familiar with this, and have successfully helped their children to overcome it.
I'm not sure when they will be able to start therapy, since we're at the end of a semester, so I'm trying to find someplace that could start asap. We live in the middle of nowhere, however, and good health care is at a minimum.