Speech / Stuttering

Self Help Clearinghouse

This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs. For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.

Speak Easy International Foundation, Inc.

International. 6 chapters. Founded 1977. Self-help group for adult and adolescent stutterers. Must have speech dysfunction or phobia. Phone network, peer counseling and newsletter. Offers assistance starting new groups. Dues $85/yr.
Speak Easy Int'l Foundation, Inc., c/o Bob Gathman
233 Concord Dr.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Voice: Bob 201-262-0895
E-mail: speakezusa@optonline.net
Verified: 8/10/2012

Toastmasters International

International. 11,000+ chapters. Founded 1924. Mutual help for people to improve speaking and leadership skills to express themselves more effectively and to gain confidence. For those who are hesitant to speak before an audience. Leadership training. Dues $54/yr. One time membership kit $20. Monthly magazine.
Toastmasters International
P.O. Box 9052
Mission Viejo, CA 92690-7052
Voice: 949-858-8255 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm PST)
Fax: 949-858-1207
Website: http://www.toastmasters.org
E-mail: tminfo@toastmasters.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

International Foundation for Stutterers, Inc.

International. Founded 1980. Aims to eliminate stuttering through speech therapy in conjunction with support groups. Education for public and professionals about stuttering and support. Speakers, phone help system and guidelines on forming support groups.
Int'l Fdn. for Stutterers, Inc.
2414 Romano Court
East Norriton, PA 19401
Voice: Elliot Dennis 610-272-1771 or Ed Riordan 908-359-6469 (eve.).
E-mail: elliotdennis@yahoo.com
Verified: 7/26/2012

National Stuttering Association

National. 100 groups. Founded 1977. Provides information about stuttering. Self-help chapter meetings provide supportive environment where people who stutter can learn to communicate more effectively. Network of groups. Referrals, advocacy, monthly newsletter and group development guidelines. Dues $35; $20 (senior, student, low income).
National Stuttering Association
119 West 40th St., 14th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Voice: 1-800-364-1677
Fax: 212-944-8244
Website: http://www.westutter.org
E-mail: info@westutter.org
Verified: 7/26/2012

Stuttering Chat

Online. 4700+ members. Founded 2000. Mutual support for people who stutter. Friends, relatives and speech therapists welcome. Mission is to provide support to people who stutter through information about stuttering, therapy/treatment and the sharing of experiences.
Website: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/stutteringchat
E-mail: stutteringchat-owner@yahoogroups.com or ginatalking@yahoo.com
Verified: 7/2/2012

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

Decision Points

Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.

You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:

Interactive Tools

Get started learning more about your health!

Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.

Symptom Checker

Feeling under the weather?

Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.

Symptom Checker