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5 Day Intensive Stuttering Therapy Clinic
ASHA Board Recognized Fluency Specialist
The Intensive Stuttering Therapy Program replaces your stuttered speech with a new way of talking which is incompatible with stuttering. We begin with two hours of therapy in the clinic for five consecutive days. You start this with a very slow rate of speaking during which you don't stutter from the first day of therapy. We use the Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) machine to help you control your speech rate. Gradually the rate is increased until it approximates normal speaking. At this point we take you off the machine and you produce stutter-reduction speech in the clinic for short periods of talking.
During the last part of the program you transfer this stutter-reduction speech into speaking situations outside the clinic and at home starting with very easy speaking situations and short periods of talking and gradually moving to more difficult situations until you can talk stutter-reduction all day long. This part of the program is completed at home and is monitored by weekly phone calls with the client. Success depends upon this carefully managed follow-up program which involves at least one year of daily speaking practice. Progress is monitored by weekly phone calls from the therapist.