Dr. Karin Wexler’s Treatment Model
Learn how Karin Wexler, PhD, views stuttering, how she evaluates someone for known or suspected stuttering or other fluency disorder, and how she conducts therapy. Click on the bar above.
Dr. Wexler’s well-established treatment model is called Client-Centric Fluency Evaluation and Stuttering Therapy. Principles of this model include:
The therapy is designed with you, for you. (For your child, it is designed with you as parents.) This is the antithesis of a cookie-cutter approach. It draws heavily on empirical evidence in several relevant sciences. The therapy may be flexibly based on any established theory or methodology for developing fluency or managing stuttering or other fluency disorder. Applying sciences, theories, and methodologies well, for you (or your child) specifically is an art.
You are (or your child is) treated holistically, with attention to all aspects of the stuttering problem, not limited to disfluency, “in the real world”. Goals and methods are designed to maximize overall success. Care is taken to minimize thought patterns that inadvertently may be counter-productive.
Methods that facilitate changes in behavior, thought patterns, and emotions are used, e.g., a strong therapeutic relationship; and counseling, e.g., related to stuttering, fluency, interpersonal communication, and personal growth.
Real world gains that are maintained long-term are the focus right from the beginning. Such gains fit beautifully within visions of flourishing emotionally, socially, academically, and professionally.