Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program
The Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program (CSTP) is a 2-week intensive clinic designed for adolescents and adults who stutter (12 years and older). The program, established in 2011, is offered by the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic every July. In addition to the intensive clinic in July, the CSTP includes an additional semester of follow-up therapy (can be conducted online) to help with retaining skills learned during the summer intensive.
The program is coordinated by Dr. Farzan Irani. His research focuses on treatment outcomes for people who stutter. To learn more about Dr. Irani and his research interests please click here.
*Adolescents attending the program need to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Please contact Dr. Irani (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
SUMMER 2017 REGISTRATION: The intensive portion of the CSTP is scheduled from July 10 - July 20, 2017. The intensive program will meet daily from 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays. Please click here for the detailed schedule.
Unfortunately the program for summer 2017 is filled to capacity. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist for summer 2017, please click here to complete the online form. Alternatively, you can call the Speech-Language-Hearing clinic (512-245-8241) or email Dr. Irani (email@example.com) to request a form in the mail. Please call the Speech-Language-Hearing clinic if you have questions about other services for stuttering throughout the academic year.
CSTP 2017 flyer
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The cost of the CSTP is $600.00. This includes the fee for approximately 60 hours of intensive therapy (July 10 - July 20, 2017) and the cost for weekly follow-up therapy during the fall semester (September - December, 2017) .
* Further scholarships and or payment plans may be available on a need basis - please call Alice Zamora at the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic to inquire.
We believe that stuttering is a complex multidimensional disorder best treated by a multifaceted approach. Due to the nature of stuttering, it is important for treatment to take individual needs into consideration. The CSTP is designed to provide therapy in a structured format that address various aspects of stuttering while paying attention to individual needs. The program will teach a number of speech techniques to deal with stuttering effectively in daily life, provide an opportunity to practice these techniques, and increase control over fluent speech production. Additionally, the program also addresses various maladaptive reactions to stuttering on an individual level to help promote healthy accpetance of stuttering and develop the skills necessary to deal with a variety of real-life situations independently. The ultimate goal of the CSTP is to help you become your own clinician.
Prior research shows that intensive programs are helpful for achieving early gains in fluency. It is important to receive continued and structured support after the completion of an intensive program to maintain these gains. Based on this information, and Dr. Irani's previous experience working under the guidance of Dr. Rodney Gabel (a board recognized specialist in fluency disorders at the University of Toledo), the CSTP is designed to include an intensive clinic and a structured follow-up program. Further, each offering of the CSTP will be evaluated for treatment outcomes. This will help us make changes necessary to provide better quality services in the future.