SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

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For Professionals

As a professional Speech-Language Pathologist, educator, pediatrician or other professional, we understand that stuttering can be a very challenging issue and that young people who stutter often benefit from extra time and support.

Given the broad range of ways that stuttering can impact a child and the complex range of surrounding issues, children who stutter often require very personalized and tailored strategies.

SAY is here to provide you with the information, resources and tools you need to make your interactions with a young person who stutters as productive and empowering as possible.

Programs

SAY offers a broad range of programs, including these special programs that help young people who stutter build confidence and communications skills.

For Professionals

Camp SAY: A Summer Camp for Young People Who Stutter

Camp SAY has the power to create profound results. Children who stutter have endless fun while developing effective communication skills, building self-confidence and forging friendships to last a lifetime.

In addition to providing incredible experiences for young people who stutter, Camp SAY also welcomes young family members and friends, so they too can share the ultimate summer experiences. We are thrilled that more brothers, sisters, cousins and friends are accompanying children who stutter to camp because it’s an experience that no-one will want to miss. Learn more about Camp SAY.

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapy program offers comprehensive stuttering treatment that incorporates physical strategies to make speaking easier, as well as education, fear reduction, counseling and parent/family integration. SAY’s Speech Therapy program offers a unique depth of stuttering experience and expertise for speech consultations, diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, stuttering resources and support. We facilitate self-help and parent groups and provide ongoing support for educators and speech professionals as well.

SAY provides a Speech-Language Pathologist—a true expert in stuttering—to assist young people who stutter and their families. We offer targeted strategies for pre-school children, school-age children and teens to help them communicate more effectively and to address other issues that extend well beyond the stuttering itself – such as fear, hiding, isolation, bullying and so much more. Sessions are scheduled in our New York City office, but we also support professionals and young people nationally and beyond via Teletherapy sessions.

Contact our Speech Therapy team today.

After-School Arts

Our After-School Arts program uses an exciting and innovative approach to introduce young people who stutter to other children who stutter in order to break down barriers and make them feel less isolated and alone. Children who stutter are exposed to various types of performing arts, with no pressure to perform. This exposure to music, writing, acting, dance and more enables children who stutter to fully express themselves and address the pressing issues they face in their everyday life. Read more about After-School Arts.

For Professionals

SAY is committed to helping educators, speech-language professionals, pediatricians and other professionals to effectively and proactively address the challenges faced by young people who stutter.

In addition to an expert Speech-Language Pathologist who works exclusively with young people who stutter, we offer innovative programs that connect groups of children who stutter to help them develop the skills they need to succeed.

Professional Support

These services will effectively complement the support that you are currently providing for a young person who stutters.

It’s a cruel reality that children who stutter face ridicule and bullying. So in addition to speech strategies, we also address other critical social and emotional issues. Learn more about our programs, including Speech Therapy, After-School Arts and Camp SAY.

Our leadership team conducts presentations for professionals, providing important information about stuttering and much-needed support for educators, speech-language professionals, other professionals and the children they support and inspire.

To learn more about how SAY can support you and/or your organization, please contact us today. Learn more about Stuttering here.

SAY creates an environment where kids who stutter can improve their communication skills and, in so doing, gain confidence. It's exciting for all of us at the Stuttering Foundation to see these young people grow.

Jane Fraser
President, The Stuttering Foundation of America

SAY gives voice to a group of children who are too often not listened to. By validating the spirit of children who have been marginalized by society, SAY provides inspiration to us all.

Taro Alexander
SAY Founder & President

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