THE WCSMP APPROACH
The WCSMP was developed 11 years ago and has served over 80 children to date. It was inspired by the Dorv Breitenfeldt Successful Stuttering Management Program (SSMP) a program designed for adolescents and adults. The WCSMP was then crafted by Tom Gurrister who has specialized in the treatment of stuttering for over 25 years. Utilizing his extensive clinical experience and current practices in childhood stuttering treatment he has created an effective intensive children’s stuttering program.
We assist the child in accepting their stuttering, learning to manage it with the best tools and how to transfer and generalize the skills to their home and community. The best way to do this is with both individual and group treatment, a focus on social skills, and therapy in a variety of functional settings. We also train and include the parents in their child’s treatment plan. This is a fun summer camp in a supportive environment where participants find solidarity in one another. The ‘esprit de corp’ and power of the group allows them to make progress that is unique to this approach.
The majority of participants range from ages 9-12 but some exceptions can be made depending on a case by case basis. This program offers a unique perspective and opportunity to address this crucial stage of social skills development in this age group.
This program is designed to address all levels of stuttering.
If your child has been diagnosed with significant co-existing disorders, this program may not be appropriate. Please contact us directly to discuss your child's individual needs.
Meet the therapists that work hard to ensure that each program is a valuable experience.
The program costs include meals, admission to all events, and all provided materials.
Financial assistance may be available to those demonstrating financial need.
Those who complete the program will receive two half-priced follow up treatment sessions.
Please contact us for more information about tuition.
For participants who are not local to the area, Wasatch will assist you in choosing accommodations for the duration of the program.