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Fluency Friday

An Intensive Treatment Program for Children/Teens Who Stutter

Fluency Friday is an intensive one-day workshop that occurs every year in February. Kids and teens who stutter participate in individual and group therapy sessions, as well as participate and observe panel discussions. The purpose is to provide evaluation and treatment to help children with fluency problems learn more about fluency and to meet other children with stuttering problems. Programs for parents and siblings are included. The activities are developed by graduate students in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati and other university programs. Master clinicians from the community provide supervision and support. Fluency Friday has received both state and national recognition. 

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.

Our Next Fluency Friday

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Location: The Centennial Barn
Address:  110 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215
                Phone:  513-761-1697

 Fluency Friday Registration

Applications are due by January 20, 2018.  We are accepting 50 kids who stutter into the program. If you register after the limit has been met, you will be placed on a wait list for the event and contacted if space becomes available.

Two options for registering:

1. Register Online (preferred) (Online registration opens Nov. 20 and ends Jan. 20)

Students and Parent registration: (This link opens in a new window.)

Volunteer registration:  (This link opens in a new window.)   

 2.  Mail the completed PDF FF 2018 Registration Form - (PDF file link here) - following the directions
     on the form.


For more information or if you have questions please contact:

Karen Rizzo

Robert Reichhardt

Kids and Teens who stutter

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SLP Supervisors

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Graduate Students

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Social Media
Follow us on twitter at @fluencyfriday

If you would like to volunteer please contact Rob Reichhardt (513-803-1176 or or Karen Rizzo (513-636-3548 or

News Articles from Fluency Friday: 

WLWT: Fluency Friday provides therapy, support for children, teens who stutter

Medical Edge: Fluency Friday Program


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Contact Us

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinic
French East Building Room G65
Phone: (513) 558-8503
Fax:  (513) 558-8988

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