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.
USF-vPATS Virtual Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering
Dr. Nathan Maxfield, CCC-SLP
University of South Florida
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
4202 E Fowler Ave, PCD4015
Tampa, FL 33620
USF-vPATS ~ Virtual Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering
June 1 - June 26, July 6 - July 17 (6 weeks)
Monday through Friday, 9 am - noon (half days)
30 sessions, 3 hours each, totaling 90 hours.
Age 12 years or older, with a diagnosis of stuttering;
Must be able to attend all sessions;
Must be able to videoconference (provide your own computer and internet access).
The USF Program for Advanced Treatment of Stuttering is an intensive, evidence-based stuttering treatment program. Treatment includes the following steps:
1) Identifying and eliminating your secondary stuttering behaviors
2) Learning to stutter openly and freely without avoidance
3) Learning about speech anatomy and phonetics
4) Dissecting your stuttering to understand what happens, physically and emotionally, when you stutter
5) Modifying your stuttering after it happens
6) Modifying your stuttering while it happens
7) Modifying your stuttering before it happens
8) Learning to initiate utterances with control, and carry that control forward through the entire utterance
9) Learning to cope with stress while managing stuttering.
RSVP BY MAY 25 TO:
Nathan Maxfield, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Program Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships are provided by the Frederick P. Murray Fund for Stuttering-Related Activities.
NW Ctr / Fluency Disorders Interprofessional Intensive Stuttering Clinic
Dr. Dan Hudock, CCC-SLP
Idaho State University
Speech and Hearing Clinic
650 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
Our 2018 residential two-week adolescent and adult intensive interprofessional clinic runs during the last two full weeks in July (14th - 28th) at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID.
Nationally recognized and certified Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, and Psychologists, work with graduate student clinicians and clients who stutter at a 1:1:1 ratio for SLP student, Counseling/Psychology student, and client using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat covert (emotional, psychological, and social) aspects of stuttering, while individualized methods based on client preference are used to treat overt stuttering. The clinic focuses on overcoming obstacles, cognitive reframing, understanding the change process, and generalization through many community interactions and trips including Jackson, WY Grand Teton / Yellowstone National Parks. The cost to attend the clinic is $1,000, which includes lodging (ISU Housing), a $150 ISU food card, adventure course participation, t-shirt, and all other clinic-related expenses. Some scholarships are available. Please contact Dr. Dan Hudock at email@example.com or (208) 282-4403 for more information.
New England Fluency Program
Ms. Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP
19 Muzzey Street, Suite 311
Lexington, MA 02421-5211
The NEFP offers one summer program for adults starting in early June and three additional programs for children and teens, starting in late June through August. 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 their 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 our website for more details.
American Institute for Stuttering
Dr. Heather Grossman
27 West 20th St, Ste 120
New York, NY 10011
AIS offers one-week long stuttering immersion programs throughout the year for teens and adults. The program consists of both individual and group interaction with a major focus on reducing individual speaking fears and avoidance behaviors, improving communication skills and confidence, and exposure practice outside of the clinic. The fee of $2,500 includes all materials and four post-immersion therapy sessions that can be completed in person or via tele-practice. Generous financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Dates are posted on the AIS website www.stutteringtreatment.org
Transcending Stuttering - Intensive Group Therapy
Mr. Uri Schneider, M.A., CCC-SLP
Co-Director Schneider Speech
41 Central Park West
New York, NY
This intensive is designed to be different. We address the physical and non-physical aspects of stuttering. Covering: Self-Knowledge; Self-Adjustment; Self-Acceptance and Self-Advocacy.
And we built-in scheduled space in-between, to allow for your learning-curve. This helps you so you can absorb the information, process your thoughts and emotions and cultivate new habits for life.
A schedule that fits your life.
Individualized speech strategies.
Aspects of mindfulness, CBT, ACT and more Interaction with other people who stutter and share similar struggles.
Expert care at a fraction of the cost of private therapy appointments.
4 intensive days of therapy (20+ hours)
1 meal and refreshments per-day
One individual follow-up meeting with a Schneider Speech clinician
*Once a month Q&A session by group video conference
*Private Facebook support group for 24-7-365
Personalized mindfulness journal
Digital outline of program.
AGES: Adult program for ages 17+ and Teen program 13-17
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: For details, visit www.schneiderspeech.com/intensive
FMPC Fluency Management Program of the Carolinas
Mr. Patrick Briley, M.S., CCC-SLP
East Carolina University
Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27834
Fluency Management Program of the Carolinas (FMPC) is an intensive three-week summer program for children, teens, and adults who stutter. The purpose of the fluency program is to help participants better manage their stuttering through fluency stabilizing techniques while also working towards reduction of avoidance behaviors that are commonly associated with stuttering.
June 8, 2020 - June 25, 2020
8:30am-12:30pm ~ cost $500.
The deadline for enrollment is May 31, 2020.
Contact us for details or to request an application.
Univ. of Utah Intensive Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Julia Lidgard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Dept Comm Sciences & Disorders
390 S. 1530 E., Rm. 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252
The University of Utah offers a two-week intensive stuttering clinic for adults and adolescents (ages 15 and older). The clinic takes place on the beautiful University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. The next clinic is July 20 - 31, 2020 and runs weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes approximately 65 hours of treatment. The clinic fee is $1,500.
Stuttering is a multidimensional disorder that demands a multidimensional treatment approach. At its core, stuttering is a disorder of speech motor control. But the disorder of stuttering is more than just the stuttering; it also involves a lifetime of dealing with the anxiety and avoidances caused by the stuttering. Utilizing a variety of biofeedback instruments combined with group support therapies, the clinic targets improved fluency with stuttering and anxiety management.
For further information including clinic applications, housing options, and financial aid opportunities, please visit our web site or contact the ISC clinic director, Julia Lidgard at (801)585-6215 or Julia.Lidgardn@health.utah.edu.
Successful Stuttering Management Program
Ms. Emily Erwin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Eastern Washington University
Dept. of Comm. Science & Disorders
The Successful Stuttering Management Program (SSMP) summer 2020 will be a 9-day program for both adolescents and adults. The full days of therapy include group and individual work with transfer into real-life situations.
We are a stuttering modification program that promotes acceptance of stuttering and fear reduction as the foundation. The SSMP it is designed to show the stutterer how to manage their stuttering, eliminate word and situation fears, and greatly improve attitude and self-image.
The total cost of the program is $1,500 which includes therapy, therapy materials, housing and meals.
The dates are June 27 – July 5, 2020.
Ms. Caroline Bredeson, S-LP
Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Ctr
1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa ON K1G 5Z6 Canada
The Speech Language Pathology Clinic offers a 1-week summer day-camp for youth who stutter.
The program is designed to give youth who stutter, ages 9-14, a safe and supportive place in which to "let stuttering out." By studying their own pattern of stuttering, they are guided in making decisions about how to manage their speech. The focus of camp will be learning to work through challenging speaking situations, gaining confidence and resiliency, fostering support amongst peers who stutter, and establishing short- and long-term communication goals for the next school year. Speech-related work will be interspersed with a daily sports break, social activities and outings. Lunch at the cafeteria is included in the fee.
For more information call or email the clinic.
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Ms. 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 June and for teens (ages 11-18) in July for a cost of $4,999.00 CAD. There is also a two week teens/adults clinic offered in our Calgary office in August for a cost of $4,750.00 CAD.
A 2-week individual intensive clinic (amount of time per day varies depending on the client) followed by a 4-day group camp for children (ages 7-11) and their families is offered in July in Calgary and August in Edmonton for a price of $3,600.00 CAD.
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. The current price for assessment appointments is $315.00 CAD. Funding options are available.
For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.
The Speech & Stuttering Institute
Ms. Marni Kinder
2-150 Duncan Mill Road
Toronto ON M3B 3M4 Canada
(416) 491-7771 x235
The Speech and Stuttering Institute offers 3-week intensive summer therapy programs for adults/teens (ages 14-adult) and school-age children (ages 9-13). Treatment involves teaching a set of fluency-enhancing and cognitive restructuring techniques to improve both fluency and confidence in speaking situations. Transfer of fluency techniques to everyday life and long-term maintenance planning are important parts of treatment.
See below for details:
Adult/Teen Intensive (ages 14-adult)
May 4-22, 2020, July 6-24, 2020
Monday - Fridays, 9:00-1:00pm + 17 group one-hour follow up sessions (included in fee)
- Cost: $2,400.00*
- Initial Evaluation Fee: $90.00 School-Age Summer Intensive (ages 9-13) -
- August 10-28, 2020
- Monday - Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm + 10 group one-hour follow up sessions (included in fee)
- Cost: $1,800.00* (this program is partially subsidized by a donation from the Harmonize for Speech Fund)
- Initial Evaluation: $90.00
*Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
For more information call, e-mail or visit our website.