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Adult Stuttering Therapy

Effective and Efficient Support for Adults Who Stutter

Is Stuttering Stopping you?

You are not alone, We can help you communicate with more fluency and confidence.

Do you struggle to say your name or talk to professors or supervisors?

Learn from a speech pathologist who conquered stuttering.

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LORI MELNITSKY

Learn More About Lori Today.

Lori Melnitsky, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist specializing in stuttering. As a person who stutters, Lori understands how stuttering can affect your confidence in your ability to communicate with ease. Many adults who stutter have undergone years of therapy and find themselves still looking to improve their speaking abilities.

 

This is why Lori is excited to offer evidence-based programs and therapy, including a 12-week Step up to Fluency program, group therapy, and the MPI-2 stuttering treatment program.

Group Adult Therapy-Groups forming for Sept 2022 for older teens and adults to meet others who stutter, learn fluency skills, and decrease avoidance and fears. Please click the link below for more info.
 

MPI-2 Stuttering Program for Adults Who Stutter

What is the MPI-2 Program?

  • Modifying Phonation Intervals (MPI) is an evidence-based stuttering treatment program for adults

  • The program has been used by Lori with teens and adults ages 17 and older with remarkable results

  • It is an intensive ten-day program offered over 2 weeks (usually two hours per day) to improve fluency in a natural-sounding way

  • This program is for highly motivated adults who want to see significant changes in their speech

What is the research behind it?

Lori was fortunate to be trained and certified by Dr. Roger Ingham himself, who researched for many years at the University of Santa Barbara (USB) to develop this program. Research has revealed that people who stutter produce short phonation intervals (meaning voicing of sounds is too rapid) and this increases stuttering. If these short phonation intervals can be reduced by increasing the intervals, stuttering can be gradually reduced. In short, we do this with the use of an app that is customized for you to modify these rapid movements. A clinician guides you and helps you achieve this.

 
 
TESTIMONIALS

“I’ve stuttered since I was 4 years old. I went through all the experiences that people who stutter go through and that the rest of the world has no idea about. Scared to meet new people because I couldn’t say my name. Scared to order the dish in the restaurant that I wanted and instead ordering the one that was easier to say. Scared to death of oral presentations in school.

Despite my stuttering, I got into medical school. In medical school, I would get top scores in all the written tests and get barely passing grades in anything involving oral communication. At the age of 28, I finally decided I needed speech therapy. Using the knowledge in neuroscience I had gained in my studies, I researched for weeks on different therapy programs to see which one had the most scientific grounding. In the end. I decided upon the MPI program.

As a person who overcame stuttering herself, Lori understood everything that I had gone through. She has been extremely talented at noticing the disfluencies in my speech patterns and giving me real-time feedback on how to improve it. Moreover, she also has been flexible and supportive when things didn’t go quite right. On top of individual speech shaping therapy, Lori also trained me in the therapy and app so that I could continue to practice my speech at home. The more I put into the program the more I got back.”


- Previous adult client who was in medical school at the time

“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, an adult who stutters