Youth Stuttering & Therapy
What should I expect when I contact Granite Bay Speech about my child’s stuttering symptoms?
Our highly skilled therapists will answer your questions during a phone consultation without obligation. After your phone consultation, you decide which options best fit your family’s needs. If testing is desired, an initial session with your child is scheduled to determine skill levels. A complete developmental and speech case history is completed.
We suggest you bring one of your child’s favorite toys, books or photographs with you to the first session. A special item from home may ease your child’s nerves. They are more likely to talk about something familiar, rather than new items in the office. Your child will talk and play with our highly skilled therapists using age appropriate items such as toys, pictures and/or books. We will observe and analyze your child’s speech, including the number of repetitions and type of repetitions. We will share techniques to decrease your child’s stuttering. A review of videotapes may assist in determining the cause the solution for stuttering symptoms.
After testing is completed, a separate conference to discuss test results is arranged with family members when your child is not present. You may be given tracking charts, home assignments, videotapes, written information, and websites to manage stuttering symptoms at home. Enrollment in therapy may be recommended. Therapy may be intensive or occasional, depending on the needs of you and your child.