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TESTIMONIALS

"Tom worked wonders with my little boy... I was worried he would have a stuttering problem and get made fun of his entire life. There were times when my son could not even get a word out. I am astonished at the progress with a few months worth of sessions. My son's stutter is gone, and he is speaking perfectly. I am so grateful for this type of therapy that my son looked forward to going to."

Annie K.

"I consider the people in the Mountain West to be extremely fortunate in having one of the most experienced and effective speech pathologists in the nation available to those of us who stutter.  I firmly believe that any person who stutters can quickly be taught, under the direction of Mr. Gurrister, how to be reasonably fluent."

John H.

"I would refer any of my friends to the Wasatch Speech and Language Center. We have been able to help my son's stutter virtually disappear. Tom is great with kids, and has a way of making everyone feel comfortable. Tom has taught us as parents how we can continue treatment at home, and helps us understand how and why we use specific approaches."

Dave C.

"Tom worked with two of my children who exhibited symptoms of stuttering and now they speak perfectly and fluently. He is very personable and made my children feel comfortable working with him. Maria is also a very well regarded therapist and helped another child work on his 's' sound. We would definitely recommend anyone to The Wasatch Speech and Language Center."

John G.

"Our son's stuttering has neurological root causes (causes that were poorly diagnosed and treated by other "specialists"). Tom recognized Hunter's unique requirements and armed him with the tools necessary to manage and even excel in his fluency. Hunter has learned to accept his stuttering-- a crucial first step in such therapy-- and continues to practice Tom's techniques. In the process, Tom has also boosted Hunter's confidence in himself. For that too, we are grateful."

Mike & Linda D.

"It is with great excitement that I write to you regarding Wasatch Speech and Language and their therapists. I have two sons who both stutter. We have been flying to Utah year after year to have our sons attend the intensive summer program for children.  We live in California and have been to many therapists here and have not found such a successful program or therapy... as we have found at the Wasatch Speech and Language Center. The benefit that both my sons get from each summer intensive workshop and therapy with Tom and Maria Gurrister is simply amazing. They teach my boys the tools they need to speak and smooth out their stuttering. My oldest son with the tools he has learned will stand up in front of a middle school classroom and give a speech and has also ran for student council in his school. My younger son has learning disabilities on top of his stuttering and it is quite a challenge to get him to use his skills, so it is of utmost importance that my sons get to go to the summer program each summer so that they get a refresher and keep their skills that last them through the year until the next summer we attend.  We have been coming for at least the last 6 years to Utah every summer to give my boys the therapy they so desperately need."

Nicole S.

"It is with great excitement that I write to you regarding Wasatch Speech and Language and their therapists. I have two sons who both stutter. We have been flying to Utah year after year to have our sons attend the intensive summer program for children.  We live in California and have been to many therapists here and have not found such a successful program or therapy... as we have found at the Wasatch Speech and Language Center. The benefit that both my sons get from each summer intensive workshop and therapy with Tom and Maria Gurrister is simply amazing. They teach my boys the tools they need to speak and smooth out their stuttering. My oldest son with the tools he has learned will stand up in front of a middle school classroom and give a speech and has also ran for student council in his school. My younger son has learning disabilities on top of his stuttering and it is quite a challenge to get him to use his skills, so it is of utmost importance that my sons get to go to the summer program each summer so that they get a refresher and keep their skills that last them through the year until the next summer we attend.  We have been coming for at least the last 6 years to Utah every summer to give my boys the therapy they so desperately need."

Nicole S.

“When our son first started talking, we noticed that he had developed a little stutter to the first syllables of words. We thought that it was just him learning to talk and that as he got more fluent and comfortable speaking that the stutter would go away. Unfortunately, it was the exact opposite. As he got older and started talking more, it actually got worse. Not knowing what to do or how to help him, we started asking around for who we could seek out to help him with this issue. We were referred to Tom Gurrister at Wasatch Speech and Language Center. From our very first meeting with Tom we felt comfortable, and Tom started to help our son learn to recognize his “bumps” using the Lidcombe program. Tom has used several techniques with our son to help him improve his speech in fun, positive, and age appropriate sessions. He has also helped us to know exercises and activities that we could do at home to help our son with his speech development. Our son has been working with Tom once a week over the last 10 months, since starting the program and has gone from a severe stutter to now only a couple of times a day, if that. We are so grateful for the time and effort that Tom has spent helping our son.  We highly recommend Tom and Wasatch Speech and Language.”

Mike & Jill C.

"Our son Jaxon participated in the Stuttering Management program for two summers in 2016 and 2017. Both times he had an amazing experience. Jaxon was able to be in an environment where he felt safe to stutter freely and be around peers that knew exactly how he felt. Jaxon was able to learn techniques that would help him manage his stutter and he was able to practice those techniques in real-life situations with the support of wonderful staff and speech therapists.

The speech pathologists that Jaxon was able to work with were wonderful. Not only were they able to provide Jaxon with a set of skills he could take away from camp, they also were incredible mentors and helped Jaxon build his confidence to go out and accomplish his goals in life without letting his stutter hold him back.

Each day I was given an overview of how Jaxon did in the program and what skills and goals he was working on.  Upon leaving camp we were given a full evaluation of Jaxon’s stuttering and progress as well as provided with a follow up plan to continue services.

After the week was over, I noticed that Jaxon had a new found confidence about him. He wasn’t magically cured of his stutter, but he would speak without fear and use his techniques as needed. When I asked Jaxon about his experience at the Stuttering Management Camp he responded with the following:

 “It was the best part of my summer! The speech therapists were all very nice and I had a lot of fun participating in all of the activities. I liked being in a place where I could work on my stutter without being afraid of other kids making fun of me. I made a lot of really great friends and learned important skills. Can I go again?”

Krista H. 

Whitney was enrolled for Stuttering Camp in the summer of 2017 and while she was very nervous about it, she had such a fantastic time.  Not only did she enjoy the time she spent there, with trips to the zoo, the mall, and a super fun ropes course, she also came away with such a confidence in her ability to use her newfound tools. She achieved incredible fluency; unlike any we had seen from her since her stuttering began in kindergarten. The Camp itself was structured in a way to make the children feel accepted as they were, stuttering and all, and given the tools and opportunities to use their new tools in the real world.  She entered 6th grade with incredible confidence and fluency. Stuttering Camp also gave Whitney some concrete experiences with other stutterers, which she had never had. She now knew that she was not the only other child her age that dealt with stuttering and its many implications. She thrived in Stuttering Camp and sucked up all the information like a desert flower sucks in rains during a monsoon. I do not have enough words to praise Tom and Stuttering Camp. It truly changed Whitney’s life. Tom and the Wasatch Speech and Language Center have been so instrumental in the success of my children finding more fluent ways of communication. 

Laurie A.