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.
NW Ctr / Fluency Disorders Interprofessional Intensive Stuttering Clinic
Dan Hudock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Idaho State University
Speech and Hearing Clinic
650 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
This residential two-week intensive clinic runs July 30th-August 13th, 2016. It includes speech-language pathology and counseling graduate students and professionals working with clients who stutter through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Overt stuttering is treated using individualized methods based on client preferences. The clinic focuses on overcoming obstacles, reframing, understanding the process involved with these changes, and generalization through many community interactions and trips. Clinic fees are $1,500, which includes room and board, food, participation in a high adventure course, and all clinic related costs (travel to Pocatello is not included). Thanks in-part to charitable donations, many partial to full scholarships are available. Please contact Dr. Dan Hudock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 282-4403 for more information.
New England Fluency Program
Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP
19 Muzzey Street, Suite 311
Lexington, MA 02421-5211
The NEFP offers 3 summer programs in June, July and August for children and teens and two programs for adults; one in the early summer and one in January. Please see our website for specific program dates. The programs are conducted over a 3-week period; 5 days per week, 7 hours per day. All programs are held in Boston on the campus Emerson College. The NEFP is an integrated program, where we treat stuttering on a behavioral, cognitive and emotional level. We focus on reducing communication fear and avoidance behaviors, accepting one's stuttering, and motor retraining strategies to reduce vocal tract tension and improve fluency. The treatment model includes group and individual instruction and discussion, mindfulness based meditation and stress reduction sessions, weekly parent counseling for children/teen groups, generalization activities including phone calls, visits to shopping centers, and a formal speech to familiar and unfamiliar listeners. Following the intensive phase of treatment, one hour weekly group sessions are offered throughout the summer to support clients during the maintenance phase of treatment. In September, we offer a complimentary workshop for speech pathologists who are treating our graduates in the school setting. Group maintenance sessions are also provided during the next academic year for a small session fee. The program fee is $4,300. Partial scholarships may be available. Please call, email, or visit the website for more details.
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 next clinic is offered from August 1 - August 12, 2016. The clinic runs weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes approximately 65 hours of treatment. The clinic fee is $1500. For further information including clinic applications, housing options, and scholarship opportunities, 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
EVMS Stuttering Center
4111 Monarch Way Ste 515
Norfolk, VA 23508
An intensive 12-day behaviorally oriented treatment program for 12 years old to adult for stuttering. The program is administered approximately 12 times a year. The fee is $3,995. This includes post-therapy assessments, and follow-ups as needed. 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 will begin June 27, 2016 and run until July 15, 2016 for ages fourteen through adult. Refresher therapy sessions are offered yearly during the final week of the intensive. The program is a modification of stuttering approach. New to the program is a Licensed Social Worker to assist the client with mindfulness and coping strategies that coincide with stuttering and change. 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.
Intensive Program for People Who Stutter
Ms. Chanda Tanguay
Perley Rideau Physiotherapy Clinic
Univ. of Ottawa Health Services
1750 Russell Rd Ste 117
Ottawa ON K1G 5Z6 Canada
We are pleased to announce that intensive treatment for adults who stutter is once again available in the Ottawa area (Canada's capital, located in northeastern Ontario).
The program, previously based at The Ottawa Hospital, was closed in the fall of 2015 due to a re-organization of patient-care priorities. However, the treatment program has found a new home, thanks to a collaboration between the University of Ottawa School of Rehabilitation Sciences and the University of Ottawa Health Services.
Individual assessment and treatment are offered, along with intensive group treatment programs of varying format and duration.
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 for teens (ages 11-18) in July. For June 2016, we offer an adult intensive clinic consisting of 10 hours of individual therapy followed by a 2-week intensive clinic for a price of $3924.00. 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 for a price of $3,080.00. 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 are $280.00; 3 week course for $4,600.00; 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.