SAY’s Speech Therapy program was created to support children who stutter and their families by addressing their individual needs and goals for change. Whether or not your child is involved in other SAY programs, SAY Speech Therapy is a place where your child can learn to understand and manage the impact that stuttering has on all areas of life.
SAY Speech Therapy offers a full spectrum of bilingual speech services, in English and Spanish, to support children and their families’ unique needs. Bilingual speech therapy provides an accepting space for children to communicate in the language(s) in which they are most comfortable. Please contact us if you are interested, and we will help to find the right services for you and your child. Simply submit an inquiry below or call Fergie Cantos, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE at 212.414.9696 extension 205.
SAY is proud to be the recipient of a Special Citation from the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Speech Therapy: The SAY Way
At SAY Speech Therapy, we believe that there is more to each child who stutters than the way that he or she talks. We take a holistic view of stuttering that includes not only speech behaviors, but also the thoughts and feelings that can have a very real impact on a child’s confidence, communication skills, and quality of life.
Because stuttering varies so much between individuals—and even from day to day as a child grows—we embrace a flexible approach to speech therapy that aims to meet each child and family where they are in the moment. By drawing on a range of evidence-supported therapy tools, we can individually tailor therapy for the best possible impact, regardless of age.
With pre-school and early school-age children (2-6 years old), we try to work closely with caregivers and families to help them understand the nature of stuttering, and how best to support young children’s confidence and communication skills as they continue to grow.
For school-age children (age 7-12) and teens (age 13-18), priorities for therapy often include practical goals such as participating more in class, making new friends, responding to teasing at school or exploring easier ways of speaking. Through child-directed therapy, children become empowered to advocate for themselves as they conquer their fears and come to better understand their own speech.
Speech Therapy can be even more effective when paired with other SAY programs, where kids can build self-esteem, communication, and social skills by developing friendships with other young people who stutter. They often come away from Camp SAY and Confident Voices feeling less isolated and ready to take on even bigger challenges in Speech Therapy!
Download our Speech Therapy brochure and click below to learn more about our impactful speech therapy treatment programs for pre-school children, school-age children, and teens.
Sliding Scale fees are available for all services, so every child has access to SAY: speech therapy.
To learn more about our Speech Therapy program, or whether SAY Speech is right for you or your child, please contact us! Submit an inquiry below, or contact Fergie Cantos, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE at 212.414.9696 extension 205, or Fergie@SAY.org.
A Guide for Parents & Professionals
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.