Stuttering treatment is for people of all ages. Therapy is designed to meet the needs of the individual, as all people who stutter do so differently and experience the challenges uniquely. In addition to designing treatment individually, there are different ways to receive that treatment. Options include individual and group treatment, and weekly or intense treatment. Freedom to Speak strives to offer state of the art treatment for all people who seek relief from stuttering. The following treatment programs are currently available:
1. Preschool treatment for families and their children, ages 2-5 years. This treatment happens most often within the child’s natural environment; their home and preschool programs. See more information on preschool treatment by clicking the preschool tab.
2. Treatment for school-age children between the ages of 6-11 years is available one to two-times a week for approximately one-hour sessions. Within this program, children are exposed to individual and group treatment. Click on the school-age link for more information.
3. Adolescent and Adult treatment is meant for ages 12 years and up. Clients may choose between the summer, three-week-intensive program, or therapy, one- two-times weekly. Dates of service for intensive programs change yearly. Read more under the intensive and adolescent and adult tabs.
4. Within the past few years, telepractice; using telecommunications for the purpose of conducting speech therapy, has become increasingly popular. Although not recommended exclusively, telepractice has proven successful for many clients who have come to Freedom to Speak for help. Telepractice is especially useful for clients living several hours away or in many cases, out of state.
Intensive Treatment; An exciting, group approach to gaining control over your stuttering. Click on the Intensive Treatment Link to learn more!
Ms. Cochrane is an ASHA Board Certified Mentor in the field of stuttering. One objective of her practice, Freedom to Speak, is to train speech and language pathologists who also desire to specialize in the area of fluency and fluency disorders. Colleges, universities and individuals may contact Susan to discuss further details.