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.
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.