Stuttering & Fluency Disorders

Can County Speech Help Me?

Services for Adults & Children

What should I know as a parent
about stuttering?

Information about Fluency and Dysfluency

How does a Speech-Language Pathologist decide if your child is beginning to stutter?
  

Warning Signs

Multiple Repetitions

Schwa Vowel

Prolongations

Tremors

Rise in Pitch & Loudness

Struggle & Tension

Moment of Fear

Avoidance
 

Adolescent & Adult Services

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County Speech Therapy Approach

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Therapy Approach

Our way of helping you has been called a “cognitive-based” treatment program.  A cognitive approach (“cognitive” referring to thoughts and mental events) is in contrast to a “symptom-management approach” which focuses on “how to talk” and learning new ways to react to the breaks in speech as they occur.  In our experience, while they may initially provide some relief from self-taught techniques that are no longer working, behaviors taught in symptom-management programs will most likely offer minimal lasting value and may simply become another piece of an ever-increasing puzzle of difficulty.

Teenagers or adults entering therapy may wish to confer with our former or current clients.  They have experienced your pain and are learning to retake control of their lives.  We will be pleased to ask them to speak with you.  They are eager to share their story and learn about yours.