Someone recently asked me this age-old question: “If you could do whatever you want in this world, what would that be?” My answer is the same now as it has been for decades: “I would want to continue to work with children and adults who stutter and their families. And I would want to keep passing on to others as much of what I know about it as I can.” I love what I do. It’s as simple as that. Every client is different. Everyone challenges me to use what I know in new creative ways. This work gives my life both meaning and pleasure - generally considered the two components of happiness in the field of positive psychology.
I would be delighted to speak with you about the fluency issue that concerns you, and discuss possible options for you and free resources.
If you would like an assessment and evaluation of the issue that is state of the art, at the cutting edge, and thorough, let’s talk about setting that up.
If you are ready to work on your own stuttering or other fluency disorder, I would love the opportunity to develop a therapy plan, with you, for you, empowering you with goals you truly want to work toward and methods and techniques you really like, drawing on my exceptionally broad and deep background. We proceed with the work, flexibly modifying both goals and methods for maximum gains, as soon as possible.
If you would like to facilitate your child’s fluency development or prevent a stuttering problem or prevent exacerbation of one in a child with risk factors for chronic stuttering, let’s talk about starting that together, empowering you as a parent, as well as your child.
A toddler or preschooler experiences my therapy essentially as a play-date, pure fun, where everything centers on play the child chooses. To me, fluency development in young children is an art, the art of applying science in such a way that it simply seems like child’s play.
A school age child typically develops needed skills integrated into activities like playing games, communication in increasingly more challenging ways, and reading.
Hope to speak with you soon!
Karin B. Wexler, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Board Certified Specialist and Mentor in Fluency