Therapy for teens starts with an evaluation, including a thorough needs and goals assessment. For example, teens often want to: participate more actively in class; try out for a school team; make new friendships; begin dating; develop skills they need as they select a college or begin a job and so much more.
Typical teen therapy sessions are held once a week for 50-60 minutes. While the therapy is centered on the teen, the parents’ and caretaker’s involvement, education, and counseling are extremely helpful in the process. Therapy uses a comprehensive approach that incorporates physical strategies to make speaking easier, as well as education, fear reduction, counseling, and parent/family involvement.
Although there is no cure for stuttering, speech therapy and stuttering support can help young people best manage their stuttering. Research confirms that stuttering support and therapy can reduce the negative effects of stuttering, improve self-confidence and help teens develop positive attitudes about speaking.
SAY Speech Therapy is charged at the rate of $150 per hour and all speech therapy is provided by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who is an expert in working with young people who stutter.
SAY offers sliding scale rates.
To obtain more information on our Speech Therapy program, please contact us below or call Fergie Cantos, MS CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE at 212.414.9696 extension 205.