Preschool Stuttering Therapy
The goal of preschool stuttering therapy is to help a young child develop normal fluency. Parents/guardians play an active role in helping their child produce fluent speech. As you know, a parent is the most important person in his/her child's life. You are your child's daily teacher; therefore it is best when you conduct therapy in the home environment. But don't worry, you (the parent) will be slowly taken through the process, trained, given feedback and encouraged along the way. A best practice approach is used and therapy is structured around the needs of your child. Typically, the Lidcombe Program is used for preschool therapy in addition to traditional methods.
School-Age Children Stuttering Therapy
Parents and families play an active role in a child's therapy. Families learn how to facilitate positive communication within their home and how to make talking easier. We help each child begin the journey to become an outstanding communicator. In therapy, we address all aspects of stuttering
- Motor (make talking easier, ease out of moments of stuttering, forward moving speech.)
- Affective (how your child feels about stuttering)
- Social (how stuttering impacts your child at school and when interacting with friends)
- Cognitive (how the speech mechanism works and what happens when you stutter)
In addition, we help kids get connected to other kids who stutter through group therapy or through NSAkids. Parents also have an opportunity to meet other parents, share ideas, and talk about their kids.
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)
- 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 or TWST.
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, 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!