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HCRI Therapy Results

We want to make it clear that, at the present time, there is no cure for stuttering. Yet, HCRI stuttering therapy can help the majority of people who stutter acquire the skills to control their stuttering and speak fluently.

The 12-day HCRI treatment program is a premier therapy in terms of quality and results. Research demonstrates that 93% of program participants achieve fluency by the end of their 12-day therapy program. When evaluated one and again two-years post therapy, 70-75% retain their ability to speak fluently. These findings are based on a large-scale evaluation study, which is documented in Chapter 11 of the book, From Stuttering to Fluent Speech, 6,300 Cases Later: Unlocking Muscle Mischief, written by HCRI President and Founder Ronald L. Webster, Ph.D.  

Many clients come to us after trying other types of therapies, devices and speech programs that didn't work. At HCRI, we have a proven track record of treating thousands of people who stutter. We have worked with a broad range of stuttering types and severities. It is likely we have successfully treated someone with a stuttering condition very similar to yours.

We have treated 6,500 individuals, between the ages of 11 to 73, from across the U.S. and 50 countries. This includes administering more than 650,000 hours of stuttering therapy. HCRI clinicians treat more people who stutter in one year than most speech therapists treat in a lifetime

There is no protocol for predicting how a given individual will progress in therapy. Yet, our statistics indicate that, if you have a desire to do something about your stuttering and possess normal intellectual and sensory/motor functioning, you are likely to experience similar outcomes. We invite you to learn more about our stuttering therapy approach and view the client videos below. Please reach out to HCRI anytime if you have questions or need additional information.

HCRI Client Videos

Please click on the videos below to view examples of before-and-after therapy results, as well as hear alumni input years after attending HCRI's program. If you are interested in talking with HCRI alumni, call us at 540-265-5650 or 855-236-7032 and we will put you in touch. Or, visit the HCRI Facebook Group page where you can join the group, post and get feedback from former program participants.

Before-and-After Therapy Results 


Alumni Talk About HCRI Therapy - Years After Attending

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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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