Intensive Program

The 2016 Intensive Summer Treatment Program will be held on beautiful Honeoye Lake; a tiny Finger Lake in New York State, from July 13- Ju;ly 31, 2016.  Complete the form below or contact Ms. Cochrane to receive detailed information about the Program focused on helping adolescents and adults who stutter.  Individuals interested in a Florida Program are encouraged to complete the form below or contact Ms. Cochrane.  Call for more information: 585-329-0616585-329-0616
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Stuttering is a complex, multidimensional problem.  Stuttering requires an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to the needs of the client. I believe that during the course of treatment, all people who stutter are able to make positive changes; moving forward with communication and ultimately forming solid relationships, thus improving their quality of life.


At Freedom to Speak, the focus of our Intensive Treatment Program is to aide people who stutter in moving forward with their lives by moving forward with communication.  This is accomplished in various ways, using various methods and treatment approaches.  The stuttering syndrome encompasses three components; affective, behavioral and cognitive.  Each component is addressed to different degrees depending on individual need.  Therapy approaches addressing these needs may include; Avoidance Reduction Treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Cognitive Restructuring and Integrative Approach.  During the intensive-three week program, participants 1. identify what holds them back from speaking, as well as what moves them forward, 2. problem-solve the best ways to 3. eliminate inefficient, unhelpful behaviors/thoughts and to implement strategies that are successful.  Meet the very successful graduates of the 2015 Program.   What made them successful?   Look at their comments as you peruse this tab.  See more about Susan's approach to treatment under the adolescent and adult treatment tab.  Meet the very successful graduates of the 2015 Intensive Treatment Program.  These four teens share one common bond; the struggle to communicate. Without successful communication, connection with the world becomes impossible.  Working together, sharing a common bond, led these young men to a confidence and determination they had not experienced before. 

Here is "the team" taking an opportunity to apply the strategies and information they have acquired during the day.  IMG_0220.JPG

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Contact Susan Cochrane for more information. 

Below, you see Ms. Cochrane aiding her adult client in applying skills acquired earlier to ordering in a restaruant.  Meaningful application of acquired knowledge and skills begins at the very beginning of the Intensive Treatment Program for adults and adolescents who stutter.