Services are available for children and adults who have difficulty producing fluent speech that causes avoidance or concern about speaking and social situations. Stuttering can interfere with relationships, navigating community interactions, comfort in classrooms and/or the work place and generally prevents freedom of expression.
Evaluation services are designed to provide information to determine and/or confirm the presence of a fluency disorder, develop a treatment plan, and monitor progress over time. These services include an interview, assessment and preliminary feedback immediately following the evaluation itself. Additionally a follow-up written report is provided in order to document evaluation results and recommendations.
Individual therapy sessions teach clients and their families to foster fluent speech by using compensatory strategies to manage a stuttering moment. Innovative treatment strategies include computer-assisted learning, video taping, and role-play in everyday communicative contexts.
Therapy sessions are tailored to the specific needs of each individual.
For both children and adults, maintenance groups are available to support ongoing use of fluency strategies to promote the habituation of facilitating strategies. Groups provide a supportive social environment with peers to assist in generalization of skills.