Youth Stuttering

Youth Stuttering

If your child stutters, don’t wait to get help. A consultation during the first 6-12 months of stuttering is recommended. The critical window for intervention should occur within 18 months to have the greatest impact on altering speech patterns. If left unchecked, stuttering can affect social and emotional development and cause feelings of helplessness, isolation, depression and anxiety.

Adult Stuttering

If you stutter and haven’t had success with other programs, you owe it to yourself to talk to Nancy Barcal and her highly trained staff at Granite Bay Speech. Nancy has decades of experience working with stuttering and cluttering and has helped countless adults feel confident while speaking.

Our therapists have years of experience working with stuttering and cluttering. Granite Bay Speech has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their high level of expertise. We provide you with techniques and technology based on cutting-edge research.

Stuttering Support

Granite Bay Speech support services for stuttering include:

  • Individual and group therapy for stuttering.
  • Counseling for family members of those that stutter.
  • Education for employers about the benefits of employing individuals who stutter.
  • Workshops for medical professionals which provide resources for stuttering to their patients.
  • Advocacy and fundraising for funding stuttering support services.
  • Communication centers and school presentations to decrease bullying of students with communication and stuttering challenges.
  • Workshops to spread awareness about stuttering.
  • Collaboration with public and private Speech-Language Pathologists.
  • Consultation services to public and private schools.
  • Presentations to home school groups, charter schools, and civic organizations.

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter.

How do I learn more about NSA chapter meetings in Northern California?

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest self-help support organization in the United States for people who stutter. Local NSA chapters provide a safe, supportive peer counseling environment that can help you improve your overall communication and coping skills — as well as your overall quality of life. The Nonprofit National Stuttering Association (NSA) offers free chapter meetings nationwide.

Our local chapter is one of the few groups that offer meetings for children, teenagers, and adults. Meetings are held at least once a month, with additional activities throughout the year.

For current meeting times and locations in Northern California, please contact us.

Helpful Apps for Stuttering and Cluttering

Spectrum Analyzer App

Visual Audio Spectrum Analyzer

Replacement App for DB10

This app serves as a helpful reminder to stop and stretch with good volume while speaking. It is used to see the rest periods in between talking. Watch the graph on the top of the screen. You should see pauses reflected in flat lines on the bottom, and on the top, you should see good vocal volume and stretched vowels. Once it opens, click the menu button (3 lines) in the top left corner, then select “Level”.

Speech Pacesetter

Speech Pacesetter

Aptus Speech and Language Therapy

This app allows users to select a reading passage and an adjustable rate of speech. It then highlights which word/syllable is to be said. This helps those who have imprecise articulation, speech rate, cluttering, or stuttering.

Conversation Paceboard

Conversation Paceboard

Aptus Speech and Language Therapy

The user can choose an amount of buttons for the child to push as they say their phrase. The child is to say one word for each button and a visual reinforcer (optional) and auditory reinforcer (optional) will appear.

I take a 3 hour drive to see Nancy Barcal because after meeting with many Speech Therapists during my lifetime there is no one more qualified in the subject of stuttering than Nancy Barcal. I would drive 20 hours to see Nancy that's how certain I am that she is the person who will help me the best. Nancy understands stuttering more than anyone I have ever met. I am very lucky to have met her. She treats me like a person not just a client and that means a lot to me. Her passion and compassion is evident in the way she works with you. Knowing I have Nancy at my side is all the confidence I need to know that if and when my fluency starts to deteriorate she is the just the person to get me back on track so that I can use the techniques necessary to be more in control of my speech.

Noel A.

I highly recommend Nancy Barcal at Granite Bay Speech Clinic, located in Roseville California. I attend monthly meetings held by the National Stuttering Association, (NSA) where I first met and often see Nancy. She is very helpful and uplifting and I often leave sessions feeling better than I did when I arrived. It's easy to tell that Nancy has a passion for her work and I recommend her to anybody who is looking to improve their speech fluency.

Mike P.