SAY: Speech was created to support children who stutter and their families by addressing their individual needs and goals for change. SAY: Speech is a place where your child can learn to understand and manage the impact that stuttering has on all areas of life.
At SAY: Speech, we believe that there is so much more to each child than the way that they speak. We take a holistic view of stuttering which means we will not only address the observable features of a child’s speech, but also their thoughts and feelings related to stuttering that can have a very real impact on their confidence, communication skills, and quality of life.
Because stuttering and its impact vary so much between individuals—and even from day to day as a child grows—we embrace a flexible approach to speech therapy that aims to meet each child and family where they are in the moment. By drawing on a range of evidence-based therapy approaches as well as the child and family’s input, we will individually tailor therapy to achieve the best outcomes!
Speech therapy can be even more effective when paired with other SAY programs. These programs aim to build self-esteem, improve communication skills, and provide opportunities to develop friendships with other young people who stutter. Young people often come away from Camp SAY, Confident Voices, and/orSAY: DC feeling less isolated and ready to take on even bigger challenges in speech therapy!
We offer a range of professional services and special events for children of all ages. These services are provided via telehealth so that we can reach families and professionals across the country and internationally!
Diagnostic Evaluations: We provide both informal and formal stuttering assessments that look at the observable features of stuttering but more importantly at the impact stuttering is having on the child’s social and emotional well-being and the child’s ability to effectively and confidently communicate on a daily basis.
Individual Therapy: We offer 1-on-1 speech therapy to address a child’s individualized communication goals. Bilingual services are also available. Please contact us for more information!
Parent support: On the first Monday of the month, come join our FREE monthly parents’ group and find a community of loved ones that are asking tough questions, sharing their highs and lows, and building their confidence in becoming their child’s best advocate and ally! While each month will have a theme, the meetings will be largely driven by all the wonderful parents that make up each meeting. We know how challenging it is juggling schedules, so feel free to come to one, two or all of the meetings we have – there’s no commitment (but we think each meeting will offer something fresh and unique to think about and more time to develop bonds with fellow parents!) All caregivers and family members are welcome!
2024 Dates: June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th, September 9th (2nd week), October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd
Professional support: We are dedicated to supporting speech-language pathologists (SLPs), teachers, counselors, and other professionals and helping them better understand stuttering and evidence-based stuttering therapy. Options include presentations, mentorships, and collaborations. Please contact Brooke@say.org if you are interested in collaborating with SAY!
Open to all SLPs: Intervision Peer Mentorship Group! SAY invites you to our FREE bi-monthly virtual peer mentorship group called “Intervision.” At Intervision, SLPs of all levels of experience gather via zoom to share and learn from one another through case presentations and breakout discussion groups! Contact Brooke@say.org for a registration link to our next meeting!
We currently offer teletherapy speech services to families all over NY, MD and DC. For families outside of these states, schedule a consultation to get answers to general stuttering and stuttering related questions and support in finding the best resources in your state.
SAY is proud to be the recipient of a Special Citation from the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA).
Full cost of individual speech therapy is $75 for 25 minutes/ $150 for 50 minutes.
Full cost of an informal assessmentis $200 (flat fee): This is the most popular choice amongst SAY families. This includes an informal evaluation of the child as well as a family consultation. Families will receive a diagnosis, an opportunity to collaborate with the clinician to develop a treatment plan, and have time to ask questions. This option does not include a formal written report, but all important and necessary information will be communicated to the family during the meeting, and a brief, written summary will be made available.
Full cost of a formal assessment is $450 (flat fee): This is an option for families who are interested in providing a report to other service providers or to have for their own documentation. This includes a formal evaluation of the child as well as a family consultation. Families will receive a diagnosis, an opportunity to collaborate with the clinician to develop a treatment plan, and have time to ask questions. Families will receive an extensive written report of findings.
Other speech services and events may vary in cost—let us know if you have questions!
Sliding Scale fees are available for all services, so EVERY child has access to SAY: Speech. NO FAMILY WILL BE TURNED AWAY for financial reasons, please reach out to us for more information.
To learn more about our Speech Therapy program, or whether SAY: Speech is right for your child, please contact us! Submit an inquiry below, or contact Brooke Leiman Edwards at 646.403.3519 or Brooke@SAY.org.
Want to learn more about stuttering? We’re here to help! Visit Stuttering 101 to find information and resources about stuttering.