Individual Stuttering Treatment
Ms. DiGrande provides individual fluency therapy for adults, teens, and children, including preschoolers, in her office in Lexington, MA. Therapy is typically scheduled once a week for 45 minutes to an hour.
Evaluations for Stuttering
Ms. DiGrande provides evaluation services to preschool and school age children, teens and adults. Evaluations may be at the request of schools, parents, rehabilitation agencies or the individual adult.
Evaluations include the collection and analysis of video taped speech samples, attitudinal measures and gathering of pertinent case history information obtained from previous records and during an initial meeting with the client (and parent for children). A written report is generated outlining detailed findings and recommendations for treatment and is reviewed with the client or parent in a second meeting.
Pediatric Stuttering Treatment
Ms. DiGrande sees young children who may be at risk for developing stuttering. Intervention begins with a comprehensive fluency evaluation to determine the child's risk factors for developing stuttering and to make recommendations for the appropriate course of treatment. Ms. DiGrande has developed a pediatric program that includes both direct and indirect therapy approaches with strong home program and parent counseling components. Parent involvement, by design, is an integral part of the therapeutic process in Ms. Digrande's pediatric program.
Consultations may be provided to individuals and/or their families to address fluency concerns and determine the individual's readiness for treatment. Consultations are also offered to school systems and other professionals to address concerns related to stuttering.
"My son immediately took to Adriana and truly enjoyed her program. She was always creative in ways to make speech fun for him. He looked forward to his visits with her each week. She displayed caring ways and made sure he was aware that she had his best interests at heart."