Speech therapy is scheduled in our New York City office. We also support young people who stutter nationally, and beyond, via Teletherapy sessions.
SAY is proud to be the recipient of the 2013 Special Citation from the New York State
Speech-Language Hearing Association.
At SAY, we embrace a whole child approach to generate the most meaningful and lasting benefits for young people who stutter.
Stuttering is like an iceberg. Often, only a small portion of the issues facing a person who stutters – the audible stuttering itself – is visible for all to see. Like an iceberg, the broader challenges and issues facing a person who stutters are so deep beneath the surface that they are invisible to others. These below-the-surface issues often include the fear, confusion, denial, anger, shame, guilt, and anxiety that can sink a child into deep despair.
We recognize that to fully support young people who stutter, we must address a broader range of issues in addition to implementing comprehensive speech therapy techniques. Additionally, since issues vary significantly by a child’s age, we tailor strategies for pre-schoolers, school-age children and teens.
Although the benefits that each child receives is largely determined by individual therapy goals, children and teens can expect to enjoy enhanced confidence, greater independence, increased school participation and very importantly – the ability to most effectively advocate for themselves. Children and teens that participate in group therapy sessions also develop important new friendships.
Learn more about our impactful speech therapy treatment programs for pre-school children, school-age children and teens.
SAY speech therapy helped me see that my voice is very important.
I used to be really nervous and didn’t have confidence. Now, after coming to speech therapy I can talk on the phone, participate in class and meet new people.
I learned that even when I stutter a lot, I can make sure it doesn’t have an impact on my communication.