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Give to the HCRI Stuttering Therapy Scholarship Fund

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Thanks to the generosity of HCRI alumni and friends, we establishedthe HCRI Stuttering Therapy Scholarship Fund to make therapy a reality for people who otherwise could not afford treatment. As a result, these individuals´ lives have been transformed through fluency and new doors of opportunity have opened for them.

The cost to participate in HCRI´s scientifically based therapy program is $4,500, which is priced to meet ournon-profit Institute´s actual costs of research and therapy delivery.

Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition, and are awarded according to each person´s individual circumstances.

Gifts of all sizes are sought and may be made via check or credit card. You may also designate a specific recipient for your scholarship, if you choose. Individuals who give $1,000+ annually receive special recognition as Hollins Society members.

Named Scholarships

HCRI supporters make an annual scholarship gift of $10,000 or more for five years will have a scholarship named on their behalf (or in recognition of a friend or loved one).

Those who give an endowed scholarship of $100,000 or more will also be honored with a perpetual named scholarship. The Rose Flaum Scholarship is one of Institute´s named scholarships, which has made therapy possible for many deserving people who stutter. HCRI alumnus Sander Flaum created the scholarship to honor his mother.

Other HCRI Giving Opportunities that Make a Difference!

Inventing the Future - Operating Fund

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This general operating fund is essential to HCRI and supports therapy administration, hiring and training of clinicians, research initiatives, technological advancements, and operational needs.

Research and Technology Fund

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HCRI has continued to stay on the leading edge of therapy delivery by conducting ongoing research and developing technologies that enhance fluency outcomes. For example, HCRI is currently creating a technology that precisely measures and tracks fluency target details in real time. This breakthrough capability will help therapy participants acquire and maintain speech targets with greater consistency and accuracy.

In addition, HCRI researchers are close to isolating the cause of stuttering that could lead to a cure. Contributions to the Research and Technology Fund will enable HCRI to continue work on these and other key initiatives that positively impact people´s lives today and in the future.

Buy-a-Brick Program - Paving the Way to Fluency

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HCRI´s brick patio represents a place to show support for HCRI, help others who stutter, and leave a visible, permanent mark on the Institute with the purchase of an inscribed brick. Each brick can be imprinted with up to three lines of type for a name, message and/or tribute to someone you admire. Funds from the Buy-a-Brick program will be used for HCRI´s Inventing the Future - Operating Fund. A brick with one line of type is $250. A brick with two lines of type runs $375 and a three-line inscription is $500.

If you prefer, you may mail a check payable to HCRI to the address below or call Linda Booth at 540-265-5650 (or) toll free 855-236-7032 to make a donation over the phone with a credit card. All gifts are tax deductible.

Hollins Communications Research Institute
Attn: Linda Booth
7851 Enon Drive
Roanoke, VA 24019
Thank you for your support!

The HCRI Difference

HCRI is recognized as a leader in stuttering therapy. We developed the first comprehensive behavioral stuttering treatment, as well as the first speech measurement and feedback system for therapy. We continually research and upgrade our treatment program, based on new discoveries and technology, to make fluency learning easier and more sustainable. As a result, you benefit by participating in one of the most advanced, results-based therapy programs available.

For 40 years, we’ve researched and treated stuttering, made presentations around the globe, trained therapists across the U.S., and partnered with national agencies on stuttering research. We’ve helped more than 6,100 people, representing all types and severities of stuttering. We have the experience and know how to help you on the path to fluency.

HCRI’s treatment is comprehensive, systematic, and quality-controlled. We test every detail of the therapy process, and have systems to ensure treatment reliability. This includes having HCRI clinicians participate in 500 extra hours of customized training. These stringent standards ensure you achieve the best possible therapy outcomes.

HCRI stuttering therapy has enhanced the lives of thousands of people who stutter. Research shows 90-93% of clients acquire fluent speech in 12 days and 70-75% retain fluency when evaluated one and again two years post therapy. You can expect similar results if you give 100% to the therapy process.

Our extensive post-therapy tools and support are unmatched. Examples include our computer-based FluencyNet system, monthly video tips, HCRI reunions, fluency practice groups, and a free iPhone app that serves as a clinician in your pocket. Of course, we are always available by phone, email and Skype to offer assistance. At HCRI, we are your partner in fluency for life.

Stuttering has enormous personal cost in the form of lost opportunities at work, school and socially. Therapy also comes at a price − but therapies are not created equally. The hourly cost of HCRI’s therapy program, which totals 100 hours over 12-days, is less than half the national average. Plus, HCRI provides a high probability of a positive, lasting outcome. All things considered, HCRI represents one of the best therapy values available – and financing is available.

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"When I first called HCRI, I stuttered badly during the call. After treatment, I called to thank them and spoke fluently."

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