Read What People Are Saying About Lori Melnitsky
“I was starting a job with a new airline and my speech started to deteriorate with the stress of training. I thought I was not going to be able to make it through the rigors of the training environment and initial flying experience in a new plane with new things that had to be said on demand. Lori helped me a great deal by getting me back to the fundamentals of speaking that I knew from therapy, but was not applying them properly. After five sessions with Lori, I was able to more comfortably continue with the training process and now I am progressing well with continued practice. Lori was great at getting me back on target.” (Matt, airline pilot, adult who stutters)
“Exciting News: A 15 year old who stutters has joined the high school radio club. “Metal Head Matt” as he is referred to by his co-hosts, feels his stuttering does not stop him. “Metal Head Matt” says “he is immune to letting stuttering prevent him from doing what he wants to do.” His advice to those who stutter is to use your fluency tools! “Thanks Lori for using the fluency tools with me in speech therapy. It is really helping improve my speech!” (Way to go Metal Head Matt)
“Lila started kindergarten this month. We wanted to let you know that she was screened by her school speech therapist this week. When we told the speech therapist that Lila had received services for stuttering, she said she would have never known. Lila does not stutter anymore and we can’t thank you enough.” (Kelli and Matt, parents of Lila)
LIDCOMBE WORKS- “We took our daughter, Angelina to Lori for speech therapy for about a year. We are very happy with the results. Angelina started stuttering when she was approximately 2.5 years old and was becoming aware of her speech problem. On her worst days she could not say a word, which worried my wife and I tremendously. My wife Victoria found Lori’s information online and we visited Lori in Long Island (from NJ) and started the Lidcombe Program. Over the next year, Angelina’s stuttering rating dropped from 9 to 10 (very severe) to a virtually unnoticeable pauses in our daughter’s speech. My wife and I are very thankful to Lori for working with our daughter and helping her overcome stuttering.” (Steve and Victoria M, NJ-daughter Angelina, 4 years old now)
“Thank you for helping me conquer my fear of speaking on the phone. I couldn’t have done it without your encouragement and support. Knowing that you use the tools you teach was a tremendous help to me” (Karen V. , age 26, - Long Island, NY.)
“We were terrified when we walked into your office for the first time. We were told by our pediatrician that our son would outgrow his stuttering and to ignore it. Our son could hardly say a word. We were very nervous and you spent time both in person and on the phone alleviating our fears. Believe it or not, we can’t get Justin to stop talking now. We appreciate you involving us in his therapy. We can’t thank you enough for all you have done. Even if Justin starts stuttering again in the future, we now know who to turn to!” (Justin, age 6, East Northport, NY)
“I truly believe my son would not be talking in sentences today if it wasn’t for your help.” (Linda, parent of an 11 year old autistic boy)
“Thank you for helping my son. We are so glad he received PROMPT therapy from a Certified therapist like you. Our family can now understand him.” (Jennifer, Hicksville, NY, parent of a 3 year old).
“My 6 year old stopped stuttering after 13 weeks of the Lidcombe Program for Early Childhood Stuttering”. We can’t believe how fluent he is. He was blocking and could not get a word out. What a terrific program and we can’t thank Lori enough for her expertise and empathy. To have a speech pathologist who recovered from stuttering in our son’s life was a blessing. We highly recommend Lori and the Lidcombe Program. (Abby and Jack P. Dix Hill, NY).
12 year old girl- Dear Lori: Thank you so much helping me with my stuttering. You are an amazing speech therapist. Now I am in middle school. I am able to present , answer questionsand even read aloud. Other therapists did not help me like you did. You changed my life! If I know anyone that stutters in the future I will recommend you to them. I’m sure that you will change their lives. Thank you for your hard work. (Sam W, age 12-June 2011)