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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. 


SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION: The intensive portion of the CSTP is scheduled for July 8 - July 19, 2019. The intensive program will meet daily from 1 PM to 6 PM on weekdays

Registration for the 2019 CSTP is now open. Please click here to download and complete the registration form. 

You can submit the completed registration form via email directly to Dr. Irani (firani@txstate.edu) or send a printed copy to the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic via Fax (512-716-2816) or mail it to the clinic:

Speech-Language Hearing Clinic

200 Bobcat Way

Willow Hall 110

Round Rock, TX 78665

If you have any questions about the program, please email Dr. Irani (firani@txstate.edu) or call the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (512-716-2600). 


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 (firani@txstate.edu) for more information. 

*If you do not live in Texas, please consult with Dr. Irani prior to the program regarding options for follow-up therapy.  

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  • The cost of the CSTP is $600.00. This includes the fee for approximately 50 hours of intensive therapy and the cost for weekly follow-up therapy during the fall semester and bi-weekly sessions during the spring semester (if needed). 

    * Further scholarships and or payment plans may be available on a need basis - please call Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (512-716-2600) to inquire. Please consult with Dr. Irani prior to attending if you do not reside in Texas.

  • 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 addresses various aspects of stuttering while paying attention to individual needs. The program will teach a number of to deal with stuttering moments effectively in daily life, provide an opportunity to practice these techniques, and increase control over fluent speech production. Additionally, the program also addresses various unhelpful 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 one become their 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 and research, the CSTP is designed to include an intensive clinic and a structured follow-up program. Further, each offering of the CSTP is evaluated for treatment outcomes. This helps us make changes necessary to provide better quality services in the future.

  • If you have any more questions about the CSTP, or would like to learn more about the CSTP, please email or call (512-716-2618) Dr. Irani