The Long Island Stuttering & Speech Pathology Center would like to introduce a new and effective device appropriately called the Fluency Enhancer (FE). The Enhancer contains biofeedback circuits that profoundly affect the speech of individuals who stutter. Since it is combined with a behavior modification conditioning protocol the Fluency Enhancer is only used during therapy in the clinic and at home. There is no need to wear it in public. Many individuals have experienced instantaneous and complete fluency using the FE along with the protocol. It is the only device registered by the Food and
Drug Administration as effective and safe for the treatment of stuttering. The significant difference between the Enhancer and other fluency devices is that the Enhancer represents a successful marriage of technique and technology, establishing a permanent change in fluency in a shorter period of time.
The FE is now available to all SLP’s in all settings. For those of you who work with youngsters who stutter in the schools, the FE can be made available in each school so that the therapy can be enhanced and the period of time for remediation shortened, thus allowing room for new students in one’s caseload. The FE is also available for the patients in private clinics and is covered by most insurance companies.
A protocol for the use of the FE in therapy is also available. If you would like more information about this new approach for Fluency Disorders, please contact us.