Goshen Speech and Hearing Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering and fluency disorders. Our goal is to accurately diagnose patients and provide or recommend treatment so that patients can comfortably participate in normal activities and have a more fulfilling quality of life. Stuttering is a disorder that affects the fluency of speech. Stuttered speech is characterized by prolonged word production, difficulty starting a sentence, sound or word repetition, and struggling to produce conversational speech. Stuttering can affect people of all ages and falls into two categories: developmental and neurogenic. Developmental stuttering is more common in boys than in girls who are learning how to speak. Neurogenic stuttering typically occurs in adults following a stroke or head trauma. Although there is not a cure for stuttering, treatment from speech-language pathologists can help. Treatment techniques include learning how to speak more slowly, minimizing stressful triggers for stuttering, regulating breathing, and developing strategies to improve speech fluency. Goshen Speech and Hearing Center provides therapeutic techniques to diagnose and treat the cause of your symptoms. We provide professional speech-language therapy and audiology services to the Orange County, NY and Greater Hudson Valley community as well as the surrounding areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Contact our office by calling (845) 294-0661 to schedule an appointment.