If you notice any of the above, we suggest you schedule a consultation. In this session, you and your child will share your observations and concerns, learn more about the AIS therapy approach and begin to create the specific plan for treatment.
Our approach emphasizes keeping children talking by helping them remain confident in their ability to communicate effectively and manage their stuttering.
When working with pre-schoolers, we often recommend an approach that emphasizes modifying possible environmental triggers for stuttering, and empowering the family with strategies that have been shown to reduce stuttering frequency and severity.
While treatment is customized for each child, therapy typically involves:
Reducing negative thoughts and emotional reactions to stuttering through use of cognitive-behavioral strategies including systematic exposure to challenging situations
Learning to physically manage moments of stuttering without struggle and secondary recoil behaviors
Learning advocacy skills. These include helping parents advocate appropriately for their child who stutters and facilitating the child’s ability to do so for himself.
Improving overall communication skills (for example, eye contact, story-telling and public speaking skills, etc.)
AIS customizes therapy according to the unique needs of each child and his or her family.
Services are available in New York City, Atlanta, and Online. To schedule your initial consultation, contact AIS at (212) 633-6400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact AIS directly here.