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Stuttering Disorders

The Stuttering Clinic at PSU offers services provided by graduate students working under the supervision of state-licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists. PSU Student Clinicians provide evaluation and treatment for Fluency Disorders in adults. These sessions take place at The PSU Speech and Language Clinic, and typically occur two times per week for 50 minutes each session.

Our goal is to improve communication through a balance of improved understanding of stuttering and fluency, fluency facilitation strategies, and stuttering modification approaches.

Who can benefit?

  • Adults with a history of Stuttering or Cluttering
  • Adults who are experiencing stuttering as a result of an event such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, aneurysm, concussion, brain tumor, or brain surgery.

What we provide:

  • Individualized treatment plans for each client based on the results of an evaluation conducted at the beginning of the term.
  • Comprehensive therapy plans that address all aspects of stuttering, and most often will combine some work on directly improving speech fluency with some work on understanding and controlling the communicative process in order to maximize communicative effectiveness.

What can you expect?

·       Comprehensive evaluation of fluency and life participation effects

·       Individualized treatment plan

·       Information about Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders, as appropriate

·       Therapy activities designed to increase and maintain fluency

·       Therapy activities designed to increase tolerance for residual disfluencies

·       Therapy activities that take clinical work outside of the therapy room

·       Assignments to work on between sessions

·       Plans designed to work toward participation in specific communicative activities

If you have questions, or would like additional information, please contact Andy McMillin, MA, CCC-SLP at andym@pdx.edu

To fill out an application to receive clinical services, click here