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Why Support HCRI?

HCRI is one of the only non-profit institutes in the world dedicated to the investigation and treatment of stuttering. There are 66 million people globally, including three million in the U.S., who suffer from stuttering. The disorder inhibits social growth, hampers educational and career aspirations, and produces emotional scars that can last a lifetime.

Stuttering is deeply misunderstood by people who do not have it and, in the professional community, the condition is surrounded by a profusion of theories about its nature, possible causes, and forms of treatment. As a result, commonly available therapies have failed to deliver lasting results. The vast majority of people who stutter are left with their daily frustrations, fewer dollars in their pockets, and continuing struggles with speech.

At HCRI, we believe people who stutter deserve much better, more effective treatment and support. That´s why we pioneered behavioral stuttering treatment more than 40 years ago and have continually enhanced our therapy program through ongoing discovery, treatment innovations, and technological advancements.

Our extensive research with thousands of people who stutter has demonstrated that stuttering is a physically based disorder. When treated properly, those who stutter can acquire skills to speak fluently.

Our scientifically based approach teaches people how to replace faulty muscle movements that cause stuttering with new muscle behaviors that enable fluency. In addition, our scientists have created new ways to use technology that make learning life-long fluency skills faster and easier.

We have successfully treated thousands who stutter. Their lives have been transformed and doors of opportunity have opened through the ability to speak fluently. Yet, there´s so much more work that needs to be done! We need your support to:

  • Make therapy more accessible to greater numbers of people who stutter.
  • Continue research to find the cause of stuttering that could one day lead to a cure.
  • Develop more treatment innovations that further enhance therapy outcomes.

We cannot depend on government or foundation funds to advance our cause. It is going to take the enthusiasm and gifts of people who deeply care about stuttering. We are asking for your gifts so others who stutter may experience the joy and choices that come with fluent speech.

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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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Meet HCRI's Founder
and President
From stuttering to
fluent speech
Katie: The Little
Girl Who Stuttered