Our treatment philosophy has evolved over many years, from what once was relatively indirect to what is now a well-defined, direct approach. As specialists in the area of stuttering, it has not been uncommon for us to see children with resistive stuttering behaviors or children who have had previous speech therapy without success.
The Fun with Fluency treatment paradigm incorporates the following: consistent clinician modeling of speech strategies, positive reinforcement of targeted speech behaviors, a therapy structure based upon producing increasingly longer and more complex utterances, procedures to maximize success in and out of the therapy room, activities designed to improve the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence, and family participation whenever possible. All of our therapies contain these components, but the relative emphasis varies from child to child. The strategies are organized on a continuum ranging from a single focus on building fluency skills to a single focus on modification of stuttering Read more
Jane Seo Park
Patty Walton is simply the best at what she does. She's incredibly kind, compassionate and more than knowledgeable in the field. Both my kids are former stutterers and we will always be thankful for Ms Patty!Original recommendation
These therapists do an awesome job! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my child's speech therapy.Original recommendation
Mike Berges Tucker
As a therapy naive adult, your artful skill in stuttering therapy literally changed my life. Not only have I become more fluent, but how I felt/thought about stuttering changed dramatically (My stutter-shame was eviscerated!). I so greatly appreciate your center. Thank you!Original recommendation
Patty is an exceptional speech therapist and an exceptional human being. I spent my childhood doing everything I could to hide the fact that I had a stutter, and that continued into adulthood. As an adult, I found my fear of stuttering was adversely effecting both my personal life and professional life. I never tried speech therapy until I was well into my 20s, when I was lucky enough to find Patty. With her help I faced my fear of stuttering (and the fear of public speaking that accompanied it), and learned techniques that allowed me to challenge and for the most part overcome my stutter. I can honestly say that without Patty's help I don't believe I would have been able to fulfill my professional dream of becoming a Department Head one day, which I did. ... I can't say enough good things about Patty Walton -- if you have the opportunity for her to help you or your child, don't hesitate!Original recommendation