Online Stuttering Therapy
(6 month teletherapy course)
The online stuttering therapy for adolescents and adults (beginning at the age of 13) takes place completely from home and is based on a mix of group and individual therapy sessions. The course is based on a combination of personal interaction with specialized stuttering therapists, other course participants (up to five group members) and specific stuttering software training.
This way we ensure that you experience a special kind of training, support, and mutual feeling of belonging. All these factors enable the success of our concept and will finally result in a better control of your speech.
Online Stuttering Therapy Building Blocks
Our therapy is based on the speech restructuring approach (formerly known as fluency shaping). You will learn a new speaking pattern that will enable you to control your speech and consciously speak more fluently. This speech pattern consists of soft vocal onsets and ties between syllables and words. You will also learn to use your speaking speed, pauses, intelligibility and volume more consciously.
Speech exercises and video analysis
In our therapy we do a lot of speaking exercises and games so that this new knowledge is experienced in many different ways and settles in. We use audio and video analytics to assist and support the training, including perception exercises, relaxation training or breathing exercises as well.
In order to learn how to speak softly at first and then train it further on, we work with „KST Flunatic“. This web-based practice software plots the voice as a curve, giving you visual feedback on soft onset and other aspects of speaking.
Reduction of avoidance behavior – in-vivo training
Our central goal is that you can face any and all communication situations again – without fear or loss of control. We start with the first exercises in the intensive phase in order to try out the soft, more fluent speech in different speech situations. We make phone calls, practice presentations, ask questions or have lively discussions. This so-called “transfer work” accompanies you throughout the entire therapy period.
We made a conscious decision to carry out the therapy in a group, as this gives everybody the opportunity for the important exchange with other affected people. Learning as a group leads to better results. The resulting group dynamic helps everybody to stay on topic together.
Inclusion of relatives
We strongly recommend to make the people close to you a part of your online therapy. If possible, involve them directly in the therapy by informing relatives and friends about your therapy progress, for example by telephone.
Teletherapy with online follow-up
The first month in therapy starts with two sessions in each of the first two weeks – with both individual and group sessions.
In sum 4.5 hours in week #1 and 6 hours in week #2. The two following weeks in the first month have group sessions scheduled for 3 hours and 2 hours.
Starting with the second month, you will have one individual session in the first week of the month (1.5 hours), then three weeks with one group session per week (2 hours each). This is also the schedule for the third month.
In months three to six the therapy continues with a mixture of both individual and group therapy, but additionally there are “free sessions” for the group to interact and meet without the guidance of a therapist. This enables a new kind of group exchange that could hold on even beyond the time of your therapy.
Course of therapy
The whole therapy consists of sessions during six consecutive months, organized with individual, group and free sessions, as well as software training. The whole therapy will be conducted by the same therapists, so you can build a personal relationship and thus reach better and more sustainable results.
Continuation of the therapy
Upon request you can continue with individual sessions with your therapist and/or purchase a prolongation of your KST Flunatic licence.
The benefits of Teletherapy
- Location-independent application
- Stay in your own social environment
- No travel and accommodation costs
Dates – online courses for young people and adults (from 13 years)
More courses in English will be available in 2024 (exact dates will follow soon)
For therapy courses in German, click here
What our clients say…
We had a therapist who was affected himself. This deep understanding on the one hand and on the other hand being shown a way how it works, that helped me extremely.
I didn’t really know what to expect, but I’m glad I went through with it.
Even though it was really exhausting, it was worth the effort. I can now control my stuttering much better and participate in life like everyone else.
The intensive course was really intensive and you immediately notice that there is a proven concept behind it that works. I have never made so much progress so quickly in my life.