Fluency Friday

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An intensive treatment program for children/teens who stutter.

What is Fluency Friday?
Fluency Friday is a one-day workshop for students (4rd grade through 12th grade) who stutter and their parents/caregivers. Students participate in individual and group sessions, as well as participate in and observe panel discussions. Throughout the day, parents/caregivers attend presentations from experts in the field of stuttering and have opportunities to ask questions and get to know other parents.

Programming is led by licensed speech-language pathologists with the assistance of graduate clinicians from the University of Cincinnati. Fluency Friday is collaborative community effort between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the University of Cincinnati, and Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Most of all, Fluency Friday is a chance for students to come together, have fun, and learn from each other.

The program was started by Diane Games over 12 years ago and has developed into a collaborative community effort with faculty from the University of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Educational Service Center, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Therapy is provided by graduate clinicians from the University of Cincinnati under the guidance of licensed speech-language pathologists who volunteer for the day earning continuing education units. Throughout the day, parents attend presentations from local and national experts in the field of stuttering and have the opportunity to ask questions.

This powerful program provides individuals who stutter the opportunity to learn that they are not alone in their journey with stuttering and it gives them the chance to draw support from professionals, graduate students, their families, and especially their peers.


Friday, November 3rd 2023


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The registration fee is $5.00. This includes one student and up to two caregivers. Scholarships are available if needed upon request.

Scholarship Information
If you would like more information about a scholarship to participate in the program, email April Nelson at aprilm.nelson@cchmc.org with “Fluency Friday Scholarship” in the subject line.

For more information or if you have questions please contact:
April Nelson

Robert Reichhardt

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