WHAT IS STUTTERING?
Stuttering is something that everyone does when they talk. We add “uh,” or “like,” into our sentences and can “trip up” on words. People who stutter demonstrate more instances and different kinds of disfluencies than people who do not stutter. Stuttering is a highly variable disorder that can change between settings, conversation partners, time of day, or emotional state. Stuttering can persist throughout a person’s lifetime, but there are research-proven strategies that can be utilized to help promote self-confidence and fluency. Our specialists and pathologists are well-versed and passionate about working with kids to bring back confidence and promote fluency. Call us to complete a free screening and discuss next steps!
What Can A Stuttering Disorder Look Like?
People who stutter can demonstrate some or all of the following disfluencies or symptoms:
Sound-syllable repetitions (e.g., “he-he-hello there”)
Whole-word repetitions (e.g., “hello-hello there”)
Sound prolongations (e.g., “hhhhhhhhhhello there”)
Sound blocks (e.g., “(pause) hello there”)
Revisions (e.g., “hello-hi there”)
People who stutter might also develop secondary behaviors that accompany stuttering, such as: head tilting, blinking, or clenching fists.
How Can ETLC Help?
We work with you and your child individually to assess types of stuttering, areas of tension, and which therapy approach will fit best. Therapy approaches for children can include indirect approaches such as parent coaching (best for younger children) or direct strategies where students learn specific tools they can use to assist with fluency. We also work with children to help build a positive self-image related to communication by talking about thoughts and feelings related to stuttering.
How Do I Get Started?
1. Schedule a consultation
2. Receive an individualized plan
3. Watch your child thrive
Why Choose ETLC?
At Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, we believe every child deserves to thrive with their communication and academic skills, and we know you want that too. Our specialists are trained in many research-based programs and strategies to create a plan specific to your child and their unique learning style. Together, we can help your child feel confident and successful!