Over three million Americans stutter, approximately 1% of the population. Stuttering can impact a child’s self-esteem and communication. The SUNY Buffalo State Intensive Stuttering Clinic is based on Stuttering Modification and Fluency Shaping Therapy. Stuttering Modification therapy serves to reduce and manage stuttering behaviors. Fluency Shaping therapy increases easy flowing (fluent) speech.
Program Goals Include:
Family participation is vital to the success of the program and therefore is encouraged. One to two parent group meetings will be held after group hours as an avenue for parent instruction and open discussion.
Program Coordinators: Christopher Heximer, M.A., CCC-SLP and Ron Houk, M.S., CCC-SLP
We are unable to honor requests for specific session times. Your child will be assigned to his or her session by the Program Coordinator according to age, ability and availability of an appropriate group. Thank you for your understanding.
While full attendance is encouraged, children should not attend if exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID-19. Daily wellness checks will be conducted. Social distancing will be employed.
In-person programming is planned; however, mode and intensity of services may be changed at any time, in accordance with CDC, Dept. of Health & SUNY guidelines.
To determine eligibility and appropriate grouping, a comprehensive speech-language evaluation will be conducted. Please call to schedule. If COVID restrictions preclude a full evaluation, recent speech-language evaluation and therapy reports or IEPs may be accepted in some cases.
It is preferred that this clinic has an evaluation on file dated 09/01/20 or later.
The total cost for the program is $430:
(Both the materials fee and the deposit are non-refundable, unless the SUNY Buffalo State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is unable to place your child in an appropriate group.)
For applications to be considered, all of the following must be received on or before May 21, 2021:
Please send completed registration packets to:
Caudell Hall 149
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
(Please note: if you have received a Speech-Language Evaluation at another clinic or have had other evaluations completed such as an Auditory Processing Evaluation, Hearing Screening, Psychological Evaluation or an Individualized Education Program (IEP), please include copies of those reports with your registration forms.)
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