If you think your child stutters, we can help. It is important to seek help as early as possible. Early treatment can reduce the chances that your child will keep stuttering.
Contact us for an evaluation if you have noticed any of the following things:
Our certified Speech-Language Pathologists will look at the following things:
Our speech therapists will ask if your child's stuttering affects the way they play with others, or if stuttering makes it harder for them to participate in school. The SLP will use all of this information during an evaluation to determine whether your child stutters and to develop a treatment plan.
The professional in charge of each individual’s speech-language therapy program is known as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). The SLP will work with each individual to design a program that meets the unique needs of that person. Meaningful activities will be developed to make therapy interesting and effective in meeting goals.
People who stutter may repeat parts of words, stretch a sound out for a long time, or have a hard time getting a word out. Stuttering also may include tension and negative feelings about talking. It may get in the way of how an individual talks to others and they may even try to hide their stuttering by avoiding certain words or situations. Stress or excitement or feeling rushed can also increase stuttering. A person who stutters may also stutter more if others tease them or bring attention to their speech. Stuttering may cause a person to be embarrassed and make them feel nervous about talking.
Revisiting therapy may be beneficial, as it is common for speech patterns, as well as emotions or attitudes about your speech, to change over time.
An evaluation is necessary to develop a treatment plan based on your goals and objectives for communicating. Therapy will focus on many factors, but may include:
We provide therapy service in schools, homes, online, and in our clinic located in Chandler.