At HCRI, we work each day to improve the lives of people who stutter and have championed this cause for more than 40 years. Our early research revealed that stuttering is a physical condition – and not caused by mental or emotional factors. These findings led to our developing the first comprehensive and effective behavioral therapy for stuttering.
Since that time, we have continued to raise the bar on stuttering treatment and fluency outcomes through ongoing research, innovation, and creating new standards of clinical excellence.
Our 12-day adult stuttering therapy is one-of-a-kind. It’s practical. It’s powerful. And, it puts you in full control of your speech.
Train Like an Athlete to Speak Like a Poet
HCRI stuttering treatment takes hard work, commitment, and practice. You’ll find it unlike any other speech therapy you’ve tried. Our tested approach is systematic, quality-controlled, and results-driven.
During your stuttering treatment, you’ll work with expert clinicians (our “trainers”) and learn new ways of using your speech muscles. You’ll exercise those muscles rigorously and precisely, with the same intensity as an athlete who trains to win. You’ll benefit from specialized fluency tools and ongoing support. And, you’ll reach your finish line by freeing your voice through fluency.
Know Your Likelihood of Success BEFORE Therapy
We’ve treated 6,300+ people, representing a full range of stuttering types and severity. So, you can be assured we have successfully treated a speech condition like yours. It is important to note that not everyone is successful – and there is no “cure” for stuttering. Yet, data show that the vast majority of people become fluent with HCRI therapy. 93% achieve fluency in 12 days and 70-75% retain fluency for the long term. That means you can expect similar results.
Consider How HCRI Can Impact Your Life
We stay in close contact with our therapy participants. Recently we surveyed them and asked how HCRI stuttering treatment impacts their lives. Here’s what they said:
- » 79% improved their career options
- » 67% increased their earnings
- » 80% enhanced their social life
- » 91% were happier and more satisfied
HCRI’s center in Roanoke, Virginia is built specifically for conducting stuttering research and therapy. From left to right are President Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D.; Clinical Supervisor LuAnn Yates, MS, CC-SLP, BRS-FD; Clinician Candy Smith, R.N.; Clinician Holly Humphreys, M.S., ATR, LPC; Office Manager Linda Booth; I.T. Specialist Kevin Lucas; and Administrative Assistant Bonnie Witt.