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Leaders in Effective Stuttering Therapy
12-Day Immersion Therapy Invented Here at HCRI

Dedicated HCRI Team

At HCRI, we have devoted our careers to advancing stuttering treatment and helping people open doors of opportunity through fluency that were never before possible. Each member of our clinical and research teams deeply cares about making lives better for people who stutter and helping HCRI clients succeed.

Our clinicians are recognized for their compassion and expert technical skills. They work exclusively with individuals who stutter. Our clinicians treat more people who stutter in one year than most speech therapists treat in their careers.

The role clinicians play in the delivery of HCRI stuttering treatment is one of the most important variables to the effectiveness of our therapy system. That is why we have extensively studied clinician behaviors and defined specific, detailed skills that are required for optimal treatment delivery. These skills have been codified and incorporated in our therapy program - and are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes.

Each clinician on staff must take and pass a stringent 500-hour HCRI training program before becoming certified to administer our stuttering therapy. This training requirement ensures that clients always benefit from the highest standards of clinical skills during treatment. For example, a new clinician may come to us with a solid academic record, an advanced degree, and various forms of licensing, including the Fluency Specialist certification. However, we have found that such training does not automatically assure competence for administering our proprietary therapy.

Only after a new staff member successfully completes our comprehensive clinical training can he or she be certified to administer HCRI's therapy program. We understand that high standards for clinician performance are ours to set and maintain. Therefore, when you select HCRI for stuttering therapy, you can be assured that an expert clinician will be working with you to build your foundation for a fluent future.

Meet our Staff

Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D.


Clinical Team:

Amy Finch


​Kristin Stanley


Research and Technology:

Kevin Lucas
Information Technology Specialist

Support Team:

Linda Booth
Client Services and Office Manager

Bonnie Witt
Administrative Assistant

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The HCRI Difference

HCRI is recognized as a leader in stuttering therapy. We developed the first comprehensive behavioral stuttering treatment, as well as the first speech measurement and feedback system for therapy. We continually research and upgrade our treatment program, based on new discoveries and technology, to make fluency learning easier and more sustainable. As a result, you benefit by participating in one of the most advanced, results-based therapy programs available.

For 40 years, we’ve researched and treated stuttering, made presentations around the globe, trained therapists across the U.S., and partnered with national agencies on stuttering research. We’ve helped more than 6,100 people, representing all types and severities of stuttering. We have the experience and know how to help you on the path to fluency.

HCRI’s treatment is comprehensive, systematic, and quality-controlled. We test every detail of the therapy process, and have systems to ensure treatment reliability. This includes having HCRI clinicians participate in 500 extra hours of customized training. These stringent standards ensure you achieve the best possible therapy outcomes.

HCRI stuttering therapy has enhanced the lives of thousands of people who stutter. Research shows 90-93% of clients acquire fluent speech in 12 days and 70-75% retain fluency when evaluated one and again two years post therapy. You can expect similar results if you give 100% to the therapy process.

Our extensive post-therapy tools and support are unmatched. Examples include our computer-based FluencyNet system, monthly video tips, HCRI reunions, fluency practice groups, and a free iPhone app that serves as a clinician in your pocket. Of course, we are always available by phone, email and Skype to offer assistance. At HCRI, we are your partner in fluency for life.

Stuttering has enormous personal cost in the form of lost opportunities at work, school and socially. Therapy also comes at a price − but therapies are not created equally. The hourly cost of HCRI’s therapy program, which totals 100 hours over 12-days, is less than half the national average. Plus, HCRI provides a high probability of a positive, lasting outcome. All things considered, HCRI represents one of the best therapy values available – and financing is available.

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Meet HCRI's Founder
and President
From stuttering to
fluent speech
Katie: The Little
Girl Who Stuttered