Listed below are various centers and clinics which offer intensive therapy programs in the USA and Canada. The Stuttering Foundation of America provides this list only to help in locating a clinic or center which might be able to assist you in treating stuttering. The Stuttering Foundation of America does not warrant the competency of these clinics and centers nor guarantee their treatment.
New England Fluency Program
Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP
19 Muzzey Street, Suite 311
Lexington, MA 02421-5211
Offers three programs for children and teens in June, July and August and one program for adults in June. All programs are held in Boston. These intensive three week programs integrate fluency shaping (motor skills) with stuttering modification (attitude modification) strategies along with meditation sessions. Weekly follow-up sessions are scheduled for a minimum of 2 months following the intensive program. Long-term support is ongoing. Additionally, for children, we offer weekly parent counseling sessions and support to the public school clinician following the program. Partial scholarships may be available. Please call/write or visit the website for more details and the dates of the programs.
The American Institute for Stuttering
Heather Grossman, Ph.D.
27 West 20th St, Ste 120
New York, NY 10011
(877) 378-8883 toll-free
Eight three week intensives are conducted throughout each year with four being scheduled during the busy summer months and consist of 100+ hours of individual and small group interaction. It is appropriate for adults, teens and pre teens as young as age 12. Options for follow up support are also available, and there are several options for financing. $200.00 for 90 minute consultation. Fee for intensive program $4,400 or $140.00 per session for weekly sessions. Call, e-mail, or write for dates.
Univ. of Utah Intensive Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Michael Blomgren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dept./Comm. Sciences & Disorders
390 S. 1530 E., Rm. 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252
The University of Utah Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a two-week intensive stuttering clinic for adults and adolescents (ages 15 and older). The clinic takes place on the beautiful U of U campus in Salt Lake City. The clinic is offered during first two weeks of August each each year. The clinic runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes approximately 65 hours of treatment. The fee is $1800. For further information regarding exact dates, clinic applications, housing, and scholarships forms, please visit our web site or contact Dr. Blomgren directly.
Hollins Communications Research Institute (HCRI)
7851 Enon Dr
Roanoke, VA 24019
An intensive 12 day behavioral stuttering therapy program administered 17 times each year. The fee is $3,800 and includes pre- and post-treatment assessments, 100 hours of therapy, and post-therapy support and tools. Call or write for exact dates.
Precision Fluency Shaping Program
Ross Barrett, M.A., CCC-SLP
Eastern Virginia Medical School
721 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 258
Norfolk, VA 23507
An intensive 12-day behaviorally oriented treatment program for 8 years old to adult for stuttering. The program is administered approximately 12 times a year. The fee is $3,695. This includes pre- and post-therapy assessments, therapy services, and post-therapy follow-ups for 1 year. Call or write for exact dates.
A Successful Stuttering Management Program
Kim Krieger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Eastern Washington University
Dept. of Communication Disorders
Cheney, WA 99004
The Successful Stuttering Management Program typically begins in late June and runs for three weeks for ages fourteen through adult. Refresher therapy sessions are offered yearly during the final week of the intensive. The fee for the three week program is $3,000 which includes therapy, therapy materials and room and board. Included is the cost of therapy for the refresher program the following summer. The cost for the refresher program alone is $1,000 which includes therapy, therapy materials and room and board. Some scholarships may be available, along with funding from the public schools and healthcare plans. Call or write for exact dates.
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Holly Lomheim, MSLP, R.SLP
Suite 1500, College Plaza
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C8 Canada
ISTAR offers 3-week intensive clinics (6 hrs per day) for adults in January and June and for teens (ages 11-18) in July. A 2-week intensive clinic (2 hrs per day) followed by a 4 day camp for children ages 7-11 and their families is offered in August. There are extended therapy programs available throughout the year for preschool children and others for whom intensive clinics are not suitable. Refresher clinics for individuals or small group maintenance sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Current prices for evaluation range from $215.00 to $260.00; 3 week course for $3,980.00; funding options available. For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.
The Speech & Stuttering Institute
Mr. Robert Kroll
2-150 Duncan Mill Road
Toronto ON M3B 3M4 Canada
(416) 491-7771 x224
Three-week intensive programs are offered six times per year followed by a one year program of maintenance during which the clients are seen on a weekly basis for the first month following treatment and on a progressively fading basis thereafter. These programs are offered during the months of January, March, May, July, August, and October. The July and August programs are typically reserved for high schoolers with the remaining programs for adults. The fee for the three-week intensive program is $1400 Canadian for residents of Ontario and $3500 for out of country participants. Assessments are offered free of charge for Ontario residents. Others are charged $160.00. The fee includes approximately 90 hours of therapy time during the intensive course and all follow-up maintenance meetings. Fees may be waived in exceptional circumstances. Call or write for exact dates.