Regina Fluency Clinic

Speaking fluently doesn’t have to be a struggle. If your child is feeling frustrated, act now.

A Service by STG Health Services Inc.

Reduce your Child's Dysfluency-Related Frustrations

Stuttering is a form of dysfluency that occurs in most individuals at times. Symptoms include trouble with speaking words without apparent hesitation. Children with difficulties in fluency are also likely to demonstrate difficulties in communication, social skills, and sometimes learning at school. 

The Regina Fluency Clinic uses a three-part program to assist families to reduce dysfluency-related stress, while at the same time reducing or even stopping stuttering from developing further.

The Regina Fluency Clinic combines research-based strategies into a program fully tailored to the needs of each child. Expert Speech and Language Pathologists, Registered Psychologists, Licensed Educators, and Counsellors work together to help your child communicate with confidence.

Girl on the session of speech therapist.
Speech Fluency

Becoming a Fluent Speaker Requires Proficiency in Many Different Communication Skills

For kids to become comfortable in speaking, they need to develop skills in all of the boxes below. Many children also need to learn how to manage speaking-related anxiety and use a variety of other skills that help the speech production tasks.

Tone, Volume & Cadence

Everyday aspects that are natural to most, but perhaps challenging for your child to manage.

Speaking Anxiety and Stress

Even though speaking requires skill development, dysfluency is often combined with frustration, anxiety, and stresses.

Parenting Communication

Parents often accommodate children with dysflencies and look to learn different skills to continue to support their child.

Speech dysfluency (Stuttering) Supports at Home

STG In-Home Fluency Program

Comfort Level

Research shows that fluency therapy provided in a child’s natural environment is ideal. A trusted environment can make a child feel more confident, positively influencing their ability to participate in therapy successfully.

The STG In-home Fluency Program is a consultation-based delivery of support and services in which the speech-language pathologist acts as a consultant, supporting the child and family’s communication within their everyday activities and events.

Routines

In-home therapy uses a functional environment to administer therapy. These refer to all the things your child sees and interacts with as part of their daily life. When working on fluency with a child in their home, an STG professional may use your child’s favourite toys, everyday activities, or typical household objects during a session. The child and their parents can then easily reproduce the skills they learn to apply them to real-world scenarios while continuing to practice at home.

Convenience

As parents juggle multiple and often complex schedules, taking time to the SLP clinic further alleviates stress. Instead, STG professionals visiting your child at home for therapy often enable children to attend therapy feeling calmer and ready to learn. In-home therapy is less often cancelled as it allows for consistency and thus successful therapy.

Parenting Supports & Education

A parent, guardian, or caregiver often observes or participates in In-home therapy sessions, allowing the therapist to address your child’s speech-language and learning needs in real-time. Simultaneously, your STG Professional assists you with incorporating the SPACE principles of supportive parenting to manage difficult childhood emotions around dysfluency.

When the family is involved, your child can access more therapy through collaboration and home practice. A familiar environment with familiar routines allow the therapist to show you how to build these techniques into everyday activities (e.g., morning routine, bedtime routine, meal time).

The Relationship is what Counts the Most!

During In-home therapy, a therapist establishes a natural connection with your child and family. This relationship assists with problemsolving challenges. STG Professionals often keep in touch with their families for months after a child completes their therapy and graduates from speech therapy. The relationships formed are one of many rewarding aspects of individual therapy at home.

My child stutters. Do I need to be concerned?

Are you concerned about your young child’s speech and language development? Book an intake with an STG Professional to get you and your child started with evidence-based interventions at home!

If your child continues to struggle with any communication skills - even after consistent and rigorous interventions at school - perhaps it is time to start looking at in-depth interventions by experts.

The Regina fluency clinic is ready to start helping your child with reducing dysfluency stress and improving the various communication skills. Please ask your question below, and an STG professional will get back to you.