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The Stuttering Clinic

Gary J. Rentschler, Ph.D. BRS-FD
Program Director

 

Stuttering can be a significant obstacle to attaining social, educational, and vocational goals. But, research has shown that about 80% of children who stutter will recover. We offer two distinct approaches to treating stuttering problems.

For Young Children

For young children beginning to demonstrate disfluencies in their speech, our approach is to identify possible developmental, physical or environmental factors which may influence stuttering behaviors, and work with parents to strengthen or modify these components. Read about Programs for Children.

Early identification and treatment can make a critical difference in the outcome for young children. Individual treatment sessions which incorporate parents and caregivers are available for young children.

For Older Children, Teens and Adults

With older children and adults, for whom stuttering may be a persistent problem, therapy focuses on learning to manage existing stuttering behaviors, developing new, fluency-enhancing speaking techniques, and changing or modifying the feelings, beliefs, and emotions which commonly accompany stuttering.  Read about Programs for Older Children, Adolescents, and Adults.

For older children and adults, learning speaking tools and strategies can enable them to determine their own level of fluency.

Individual and group therapy formats offer adults the opportunity to address the broader scope of their difficulties with stuttering.