Adolescent Stuttering Therapy
Teens play an active role in guiding the therapy process and deciding what works for them. They set their goals and we help them become outstanding communicators. In therapy, we address all aspects of stuttering
- Motor - (make talking smoother, ease out of moments of stuttering, forward moving speech.)
- Affective - (how you feel about stuttering, being comfortable stuttering- if we react strongly to stuttering, we get more tense and thus stutter more!)
- Social - (how stuttering impacts you at school, and when interacting with friends)
- Cognitive- (how the speech mechanism works, where tension is in your speech mechanism)
As soon as each teen is ready, we move to real-life speaking situations (i.e. talking on the phone, asking questions in class, talking to teachers, ordering at restaurants, classroom presentations etc.). In addition, we help teens get connected to other teens who stutter through group therapy.
Adult Stuttering Therapy
It is never too late to make changes in your speech! If you are in your 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, or even 80's you can set goals and accomplish them. Whether you want to improve your speech for yourself, job, social life, school, public speaking events or all of the above, we can help you become an outstanding communicator.
In therapy, we look at how you stutter, what happens when you stutter, what you can do to make talking easier (stuttering modification, fluency enhancing techniques, relaxation), how you feel when you stutter, how you are reacting to your stutter (the more you react to stuttering, the more tense you become and the more you stutter!) and how stuttering is affecting your life. Therapy is tailored to your needs and goals. We start in the therapy room and when you are ready we move to real-life situations. Take a risk, and find your voice!
Stuttering Therapy for Adolescents & Adults
Center for Communication & Fluency Therapy
Glencoe, IL (847) 525-6083