The Center for Communication & Fluency Therapy was founded by Stephanie Hirsh M.A., CCC-SLP in 2009. The center provides speech, language, and stuttering therapy to children and adults on Chicago's north shore (Glencoe, IL).
Stephanie received her master's degree in speech language pathology from Northwestern University and bachelor's degree in elementary education from University of Michigan. Stephanie provides speech and language therapy to children and adults with a range of speech and language needs (e.g. articulation and phonological disorders, speech and language delay, language disorder, apraxia, auditory processing disorder etc). Services include evaluations, therapy (individual and group), as well as consultation with school therapists and educators.
In addition, Stephanie works with preschool, school-age, adolescents, and adults who stutter. She has received early intervention training in the evidenced-based Lidcombe Program for young children who stutter. She facilitated multiple workshops at the 2009, 2010 National Friends Convention-The National Association of Young People who Stutter . Stephanie was also accepted into the intensive clinical training program for the 2008, 2009, 2010 Camp Speak Up session (a stuttering camp for children and adolescents). In addition, Stephanie has been a guest speaker at the Northwestern University graduate level stuttering/fluency course in 2009, 2010.
Stephanie founded and co- facilitated a support group for school-age children and teens through the National Stuttering Association (NSAkids and TWST groups). Stephanie has received training from multiple fluency specialists and continues to learn from colleagues in the field. In addition, she brings a personal perspective as a person who stutters.
Stephanie has clinical experience in school, daycare, and private practice settings. She has evaluated and treated infants, children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of disorders (i.e. fluency, articulation, language, apraxia, motor planning, aphasia, cognitive impairment, social/pragmatic impairments, hearing impairment). She continues to see clients with a wide range of disorders.
Prior to becoming a speech language pathologist, Stephanie taught 4th-6th grade students as a Math Specialist at an independent, college preparatory day school.
She is a member of the ASHA's fluency special interest division (4), the National Stuttering Association, and FRIENDS- The National Association of Young People who Stutter.