Child Stuttering Therapy Programs (0-13 years)

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Child Stuttering Therapy Programs (0-13 years) 2018-02-22T13:02:51+00:00

Preschool Program (18 months – 5 years)

Our preschool programs are based on an understanding of the individual needs of preschoolers who stutter and their families.  There is no one-size fits all.  Treatment is comprehensive and founded on research-based approaches and more than 20 years of clinical experience.  We are currently commissioned by the Ontario government to train other Speech-Language Pathologists across Ontario in the area of preschool stuttering.

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Treatment Types

Counselling and Monitoring

  • Develop a home program based on your child’s specific needs
  • Receive ongoing clinical support and monitoring of progress by phone, email, or in-clinic

Palin Parent-Child Interaction Approach

  • Learn and refine home treatment strategies during approximately 6 weekly sessions followed by approximately 6 weeks of clinical support by phone

Lidcombe Program for young children

  • A behavioual approach to stutteirng treatment based on parent feedback
  • Typical treatment time is 12-20 weeks follwed by structured maintenance support

Suppmentation with Fluency Skills

  • You and your child learn skills for breathing, pausing, voicing, or mouth movements to support fluency
  • Parents learn to support skills in day to day speech

School Age Program (6-13 year olds)

Treatment typically involves teaching a set of fluency-enhancing and positive self-talk techniques to improve fluency and overall confidence in speaking.  Transfer to fluency techniques to every day speaking situations and long-term maintenance of skills are components of each program.  Treatment is tailored to children’s individual needs.  We have found that the best treatment outcomes are achieved when there is consistent attendance, regular home practice, and parental involvement.  Telepractice sessions are an option for clients in Ontario living a signficant distance from the clinic.

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Program Options

6-9 Year Olds

  • Individual treatment (45 minute sessions, weekly, typically 16 weeks)
  • Group treatment (2 children, 1 hour/week, 16 weeks)

10-13 Year Olds

  • Individual treatment (45 minute – 1 hour sessions weekly, typically 20-24 weeks)
  • Group treatment (up to 4 children, 1.5 hours/week, 24 weeks)
  • Summer Fluency Program: July 9-27th, 2018 (up to 6 children, Mon-Fri, 9am – 12pm for 3 weeks + 10 follow up sesisons)

Get in Touch

For more information or to refer your child, please contact Teri Madio at:
(416) 491-7771 ext. 224
(fax) 416-491-7215

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