A Treatment Program For Children Who Stutter
Speech & Hearing Associates, in collaboration with Seton Hall University, is pleased to announce an innovative treatment program for children who stutter. Consistent with evidence based treatment research, the yearlong program is designed to:
- Teach fluency enhancing skills
- Promote positive self esteem
- Educate parents to support their child’s communication success
- Provide carryover strategies to effectively communicate in all settings
This program, designed for children ages 6 – 10 years old, begins with 5 weeks of intensive therapy and is followed by treatment and reinforcement sessions conducted every 8 weeks through the school year.
Segment 1: July 28 – August 27, 2015 (conducted at 556 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ)
Individual and group sessions run 2.5 hours per day, 3 days per week (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday). [Additional locations may be added with sufficient enrollment]. Groups will be run and program supervised by licensed, experienced, certified speech language pathologists assisted by speech language pathology graduate students from Seton Hall University.
Segment 2: (conducted at Seton Hall University campus in South Orange)
Individual and group sessions run 2 hours per day (10 a.m. – 12 noon) conducted one weekend day on alternate months (October, December 2015, February, April 2016).
Parent workshop: (date to be determined; this will take place during segment 1)
Two parent workshops included to enhance parents’ knowledge about stuttering, and provide parents with tools to effectively help their children communicate more fluently.
School and/or private SLP participation:
To promote effective carryover and consistency, materials and objectives will be shared with participants’ private and/or school speech therapist. School based speech therapists will be invited to participate in a training program at no charge.
Prior to beginning program, child must have a speech language evaluation. Most insurance will cover the cost of the initial evaluation. Evaluations can be scheduled at Speech & Hearing Associates by calling 800-742-7551.
The cost for the program is $800. The fee includes all therapy sessions, follow up sessions, and parent workshops. [$300 due with application, balance due prior to first session] To enroll, complete application form (deadline June 30, 2015) and submit with deposit.