We’ve got five one-week immersion programs available this summer. If you’re wanting to learn more about the design of the program and the recent change from calling these programs “intensives” to the new “immersions,” check our this recent blog post. Still have questions? We’ll answer some here.
Why should you participate in an AIS one-week immersion program?
Our one-week program allows you to turbo-charge your stuttering trajectory! You will build upon your basic foundation in stuttering management by further developing and transferring of new thoughts, emotional reactions and behaviors to real-life environments.
The AIS immersion program incorporates both group and individual therapy. You’ll get the best of both worlds – personalized attention and the benefits of working alongside other people who stutter.
Who is this program for?
Both past and current clients who are ready to challenge themselves to push through individual speaking fears and work intently on integrating new attitudes and behaviors into real-world speaking situations. We have separate programs for teens ages 13-18, and for adults ages 18 and up.
How is the new program different from the previous intensive program?
Clients will spend the immersion week completing functional tasks with an emphasis on fear reduction, building of both communication skills and confidence, and transfer to real-world contexts. The new structure allows for maximum benefit in a shorter period of time. Clients who are new to the concepts of avoidance reduction therapy and cognitive behaviorism may benefit from one or more sessions in preparation for the immersion week. This can be discussed in your initial consultation.
What do I do if I cannot afford treatment?
Thanks to the generous donations of private and corporate supporters, AIS offers an extremely accessible financial assistance program. Many individuals who doubt that they would qualify are receiving financial support. AIS is dedicated to turning no one away for lack of financial resources.
The American Institute for Stuttering is a leading non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide universally affordable, state-of-the-art speech therapy to people of all ages who stutter, guidance to their families, and much-needed clinical training to speech professionals wishing to gain expertise in stuttering. Offices are located in New York, NY and Atlanta, GA, and services are also available Online. Our mission extends to advancing public and scholarly understanding of this often misunderstood disorder.