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.
P-A-T-S 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
P-A-T-S ~ Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering
PATS is an intensive day-program for pre-teens (11+), teens and adults with persistent stuttering diagnosed in childhood.
Discover and gain control.
Succeed through practice.
Become your own speech clinician.
PATS participants will...
~ Learn about speech anatomy, speech sound formation, and behaviors that define stuttering.
~ Dissect your stuttering to understand exactly how and why your speech gets interrupted physically.
~ Begin to take control of your stuttering by modifying it.
~ Learn how to speak with greater fluency through careful planning, shaping, and highlighting of utterances.
~ Learn how to maintain your new skills by setting realistic goals, understanding how stress affects speech tool use, and learning to conquer fear in speaking.
Dates: July 9-27, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of South Florida, Tampa campus
$1,260* for the entire (3 week) program
$420 refresher course (1 week) for past clients
* (includes 90 hours of treatment and a treatment manual. Participants must bring their own lunch/snacks/drinks.)
Program Director: Nathan Maxfield, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
TO ENROLL, please contact:
USF Speech Clinic, (813) 974-9844
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.
Speech IRL 'The S-Word'
Ms. Katie Gore, M.A., CCC-SLP
73 W Monroe Ste 315
Chicago, IL 60657
Speech IRL offers a two-week adult intensive program August 6-18, 2018 (not including weekend).
The S-Word is an immersive two-week experience designed to tackle the physical, mental, emotional, and practical life issues that accompany stuttering.
The program includes 50 hours of therapy, individualized homework assignments, an outdoor adventure experience, family education day, customized maintenance plan, and 1 follow up individual session which can be completed over Skype.
New England Fluency Program
Ms. 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.
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
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 and fluency enhancing techniques while also working towards reduction of avoidance behaviors that are commonly associated with stuttering.
June 11, 2018 - June 28, 2018
8:30am-12:30pm ~ cost $400.
The deadline for enrollment is May 31, 2018.
Contact us for details or to request an application.
Univ. of Utah Intensive Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Dr. Michael Blomgren, 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 July 31 - August 11, 2017. 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.
EVMS Fluency Shaping Program
Mr. 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 9 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. Scholarship assistance available.
Ross S. Barrett, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
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 $4,285 and includes pre- and post-treatment assessments, 100 hours of therapy, and post-therapy support and tools. Call or write for exact dates.
Successful Stuttering Management Program
Ms. Kim Krieger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Eastern Washington University
Dept. of Comm. Science & Disorders
The Successful Stuttering Management Program dates for 2017 are July 9 - July 23. This is an intensive program with therapy running 8 hours daily to include weekends. It is an adolescent and adult program. Recommended age for an adolescent is age 14. Exceptions have been made depending on the maturity of the client. 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. Financial assistance may be available.
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
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 $4,750.00.
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 August for a price of $3,425.00.
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. The current price for assessment appointments is $300.00. Funding options are available.
For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.
Speech Pathology Clinic & Stuttering Therapy
Ms. Caroline Bredeson, R.SLP
Univ of Ottawa Health Serv (UOHS)
1750 Russell Rd Ste 117
Ottawa ON K1G 5Z6 Canada
UOHS offer a 12 days intensive clinic (5 hours per day) from July 17th to August 1st for a cost of $1,750.
The purpose of this intensive clinic is to help adults who stutter to develop positive coping strategies for dealing with stuttering. This clinic is for individuals who are willing to invest a significant amount of time and energy to make meaningful changes in their speech and their lives.
The session will be held at Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa (ON) K1H 8L1. For more information call or visit the website.
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.