We treat tic disorders and stuttering, a speech disorder in which words and sounds are involuntarily repeated or lengthened.
- Frequent pauses
- Repetition of words or phrases
- Prolonged syllables
- Face or upper body twitching while struggling to pronounce words correctly
Stuttering tends to run in families and affects one percent of the population, nearly three million people. Signs of stuttering often emerge in early childhood as language first develops and occurs more often in boys.
There is no cure for stuttering, but with medication and other therapies, we can significantly reduce your symptoms.
We treat older children, teens and adults. We care for the people we see with a unique combination of services grounded in the latest scientific research and medical advancements.
We use different medications that have been found to be effective in individuals who stutter. They work by targeting the chemicals that send signals of information between brain cells (selective neurotransmitters). By changing how these chemicals act, the timing of your speech is improved and stuttering is reduced.
In conjunction with medications, we work with speech language pathologists to improve your speech.