Del Ferro stutter therapy for children

stutter-free speaking from the very first day of the course

Stutter therapy for children

The key to persuasive and fluent speech

Del Ferro stutter therapy for children is offered specifically for ages 6 to 12, so that they can get rid of stuttering with peers. It is wonderful to watch your child soon speak fluent sentences with confidence.

Your child will experience the dream of stutter-free speech as early as the first day of the course

Our method is the result of decades of development, combining experience and expertise into more than a stutter therapy. It is a total transformation. Your child not only learns to speak fluently and clearly in beautiful complete sentences, but also regains pleasure in talking. The experience of expressing oneself freely and confidently in any situation is magical.

Take the step today towards a future where your child speaks fluently, completely free of stuttering.

Stuttering presents a complex challenge for children, with both visible and invisible obstacles. It is not just about struggling with words, but the impact it has on their self-image and their place in the world around them.

Do you recognise this?

personal struggle

Stuttering often means an inner struggle for children. They experience the fear of being bullied or not being able to get along with friends quickly enough.

social impact

Children who stutter may feel withdrawn while playing or talking to friends. They may avoid conversations or group activities, afraid of being viewed differently.

challenges at school

In the classroom, stuttering can make interactions difficult. Children may be hesitant to lift a finger, afraid to speak in front of the class or nervous about an upcoming speaking engagement.

emotional impact

The constant stress of speaking can lead to frustration and embarrassment in children. If they cannot defend themselves with words, they are also more likely to let their fists do the talking.

practical challenges

Everyday situations that are normally simple, such as answering questions in class or telling a story, can become major obstacles for children who stutter.

These challenges are not a snapshot, but a recurring pattern that affects your child’s daily quality of life. This is a problem that calls for an effective and lasting solution.

Who are you as a parent or carer?

You know all too well the constant challenge of your child’s stuttering, stammering or brodling. Perhaps tricks are used to still share the story. Or does your child find it a bit irritating. You may have already walked a path of various stuttering centres and therapies. From traditional speech therapy to recognised stutter therapists, looking for a way to help your child get rid of stuttering. You may even have been confronted with the words:

“Your child has to learn to live with it”.

But that is not the path you want to continue to follow for your child. You are looking for more than just methods that offer temporary relief or teach your child to accept the stutter.

You know the awkward silences, the missed opportunities in conversations, your child’s anxiety about speaking up. The social activities your child avoids, the important conversations that are put off and the moments when your child withdraws. They weigh heavily.

But deep down, as a parent, you have the fervent desire to hear your child talk uninhibitedly and spontaneously.

Without hiccups.

Without fear.

You are ready for change and are looking for the freedom where your child can speak carefree. Wherever and whenever.

Angel's path to a stutter-free life

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Angel

He attended stutter therapy in 2019

5 days ago I couldn't tell a story to my mom

With the Del Ferro method, Angel was able to tell a story to his mother whenever he wanted. He was glad that he could make her proud. Not only that, but his stutter therapists changed his life forever. Angel had undergone speech therapy for six years, and with each year, he lost a little hope that a solution would come. His self-confidence went from 0 to 100 with this course.

Your child's personal speech revolution

Imagine a world where your child’s freedom of speech is no longer restricted by stuttering. This is what we offer our youngest participants: speaking clearly and fluently together with peers from the first day of the course. The group consists of children of all ages who are willing to take this step, to learn and grow beyond the boundaries that stuttering has imposed on them.

After our therapy, which applies the powerful principles of the Del Ferro method, your child will:

talk confidently

participate without fear in class discussions or talk to friends

feel at ease

joining group activities and games without worrying about speaking

communicate clearly and effectively

no more withdrawing or hesitating in class or during play

feeling better in his skin

no longer experience the emotional stress of stuttering

simply perform daily tasks

without the fear of letters or words

This transformation is both visible and tangible.

It is a change that will be noticeable in every part of your child’s life.

Stutter therapy for children at Del Ferro

What is the Del Ferro Method?

The Del Ferro method is known for reaching out to children who stutter, teaching them that a life without stuttering is possible. This method, aimed at training the diaphragm muscle, enables children to control their breathing. This teaches a speaking technique that enables fluent speaking. This change starts from the very first day of training.

The method was developed by Len Del Ferro, an American tenor and vocal pedagogue. After his international career, he lived in Amsterdam where he made a number of revolutionary discoveries. The main one was that stuttering is related to uncontrolled movements of the diaphragm muscle, which causes stuttering.

These insights have fundamentally changed the way stuttering treatment is looked at. Len Del Ferro had his method scientifically researched, which confirmed his theories.

Ingrid Del Ferro, his daughter, has led the Del Ferro Institute for more than 30 years now. Under her leadership, the Del Ferro method has become a leading therapy, enabling thousands of adults and children around the world to overcome their stuttering.

The Del Ferro method proves that stuttering does not have to be a lifelong problem. By addressing both physical and mental aspects of stuttering, the Del Ferro Institute offers the solution to every child who longs to speak freely and unimpeded.

What will your child learn during stutter therapy?

Stutter therapy for children consists of two parts. It starts with a 5-day stutter therapy. This is followed by a tailor-made follow-up programme that ensures fluent speaking becomes automatic in every situation.

The 5-day course teaches the Del Ferro speaking technique, which guarantees your child’s full fluency from the very first day of the course. During training, technique is perfected to increase dexterity in fluent speaking.

Your child not only learns to master this technique, but also starts to hone it so that fully fluent speaking in all speaking situations becomes possible. Combined with attention to the mental aspects of stuttering, it ensures both that self-confidence increases and speaking anxiety disappears.

Below is an overview of what your child will learn each course day:

Introduction & foundation

On the first day of therapy, your child will meet the other participants in the group. Everyone has their own story, but they all share the same goal: overcoming stuttering. Practising together and supporting each other strengthens their mutual bond. The most memorable moment of this day is when your child speaks for the first time without stuttering. This moment will give self-confidence a huge boost and is decisive for the rest of the therapy.

During the day, your child will learn the Del Ferro speaking technique. Your child will then start performing the exercises that are taught in the morning as well as in the evening. With the help of the workbook, your child will be guided through the process step by step. An added benefit of these exercises is that it provides relaxation and a better night’s sleep. For children who are athletic, these exercises are also ideal to improve fitness and recover faster after physical exertion.

Exercise & refinement

On the second day of therapy, your child focuses on improving the skills learned on the first day. The learned technique is applied in different speaking situations, which helps to become more familiar with it. Each practice session is specially designed to further sharpen speaking skills.

There is also unique concentration training, which often makes concentration problems disappear and any medication can be reduced or even stopped. This training is not only important for overcoming stuttering, but also very useful for other areas of life where concentration and attention are important.

Self-esteem & positivity

On day three of the therapy, the focus is on the mental aspect of stuttering and on partly phasing out the technique in preparation for life after completing the course.

Skills such as speaking clearly and articulately are worked on. Strategies are taught to develop a stronger and more positive self-image, which is crucial to get rid of stuttering.

Integration into daily life

During the fourth day, your child will learn to speak fluently in everyday life using the Del Ferro method. Your child will practice everyday situations that were previously challenging, such as giving a fluent talk and speaking without any hiccups during a video recording. This day is all about applying the knowledge gained and embedding the new skills in daily routine.

Closing & outlook

The last day celebrates your child’s progress and preparation for a life without stuttering. Your child demonstrates new speaking skills by fluently making a phone call and reading aloud without stuttering. In conclusion, your child will be given a plan to continue growing independently. It is a celebration of what they have achieved as a group and the prospect of a stutter-free future.

The trainer during stutter therapy for children

Meet two of our trainers who teach the stutter therapy: Patrick Wijdenes and Dennis Ensing.

Patrick Wijdenes is stottertherapeut volgens de Del Ferro methode

I firmly believe in every trainee's potential to overcome their stuttering problem

Patrick Wijdenes

As a 13-year-old boy, Patrick experienced the magic of the Del Ferro method. A discovery that not only made him stutter-free, but also determined the course of his future.

Since 1994, he has been committed to freeing children and adults from stuttering with the method that transformed his own life.

Dennis Ensing is stottertherapeut en ademspecialist volgens de Del Ferro methode

It felt like a liberation to be able to say what I want to say and when I want to say it

Dennis Ensing

Dennis managed to overcome stuttering at the age of 21 with the Del Ferro Method. Before this breakthrough, he had struggled to speak freely for years, despite various therapies he had attended.

He wants to share the liberation he experienced with anyone who longs for a stutter-free life. This is why he has joined the Del Ferro Institute since 2019.

Patrick and Dennis’ classes are a mix of expertise and passion. On the one hand, based on their personal victory in overcoming stuttering. They know what it is like to feel the struggle inside and have experienced the power of the Del Ferro method themselves. They also completed the intensive training as a stutter therapist according to the Del Ferro method.

In an optimal mix of teaching the effective Del Ferro speaking technique and building self-confidence, Patrick and Dennis ensure that all trainees get to use their voice as a powerful instrument. They are known for their in-depth knowledge and enthusiastic way of teaching. Every day, they are full of inspiration and motivation for your child on the path to fluent speaking. Each child receives personal guidance to be allowed to be who they are without stuttering.

Practical information

The journey to a life without stuttering for your child is clear and achievable with the Del Ferro method. Here is all the important information you want to know for children’s stutter therapy:

From Monday to Friday, your child will take part in an impressive week. The sessions are Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm, and on Friday from 9am to 1pm.

The course takes place at our institute in Amsterdam, which exudes a cosy and warm atmosphere, located in a quiet and centrally located neighbourhood.

The 5-day courses take place all year round, including during (school) holidays. This makes it easy to schedule a course without long waiting times. This allows you to tailor the course to your own or your child’s schedule.

As a parent or carer, you have the option of attending one or more days or parts of the course. We particularly recommend this for young children.

During the course days, unlimited tea and hot chocolate is available during breaks, keeping your child focused and energised throughout the day.

For a comfortable stay, we cooperate with a nearby hotel for a favourable rate. An attractive holiday home for up to 6 people is just a 15-minute drive from the institute. We are also happy to advise on alternative accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.

Our courses are run in small groups to ensure personal attention, with students of all age groups welcome.

The course will be taught in English. It is also possible to take the same therapy in German, Dutch or Spanish.

The course is also offered privately at a location of your choice or online with live video sessions.

Lisa's path to a stutter-free life

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Lisa - 12 years - Oostvoorne

She attended stutter therapy in 2021

I can now give a fluent presentation

Lisa attended stutter therapy because she was eager to get rid of stuttering. At school, she had to give a presentation in English. She did not come out of her words at all. She never wanted that situation again. Using the Del Ferro method, she is now stutter-free.

Appropriate stutter therapy for children

We offer not only the 5-day course, but also an after-care programme tailored entirely to your child. Whether it’s to brush up on technique or a boost in confidence every week. We have put together three packages to choose from:

package 1

Stutter therapy for children basic

After the 5-day Del Ferro course, your child’s development continues steadily. We not only provide the Del Ferro speaking technique and a workbook during the course week, but also offer support in the period after the 5-day:

Weekly email support

Each week, your child reflects on progress and shares successes and challenges. This online support is extremely valuable for individual support. Based on weekly updates, we offer personalised feedback and encouragement.

This weekly support is available indefinitely.

Two online follow-up sessions

The aftercare program is an essential follow-up to the basic training week. This includes two separate online training sessions designed to help your child gradually integrate the Del Ferro method into everyday life. These sessions are designed to support your child in automatically speaking fluently in everyday life.

Additional aftercare sessions can be booked later for additional support, should the need arise.

The investment in a stutter-free life

A life without stuttering means a life full of self-confidence and new possibilities. This investment in your child is €2,395. This fee includes the 5-day course and workbook, as well as unlimited weekly e-mail contact and two online follow-up sessions.

This investment need not be entirely a personal financial burden. There are opportunities for reimbursement through health insurers and other agencies, depending on your specific situation.

Reserve a spot now:

package 2

Stutter therapy for children intensive

Improve your child’s experience with our most popular package: stutter therapy intensive. This package includes everything from the basic package, namely:

In addition, your child will also get:

4 private coaching sessions

With 4 personal online video sessions, your child will have the chance to discuss progress in detail and get strategies to automate fluent speaking. Each session lasts 30 minutes.

The investment in a stutter-free life

The investment for this intensive course is €2,550. Reserve a spot now:

package 3

Stutter therapy for children premium

The premium package offers your child the most comprehensive support, with all the components of the basic and intensive packages, plus additional focus on sustainable mental resilience. This package contains:

Everything from the previous packages:

In addition, your child will receive:

2-day mental prolongation course

This two-day course dives deeper into the mental aspects of speaking without stuttering and is designed for those who want to develop certain aspects of the technique even more thoroughly.

The training will be extended with 1 additional online follow-up session, to provide even more support during the journey to a stutter-free life.

The investment in a stutter-free life

The investment in this premium track is €3,295. Reserve a spot now:

Summary: What exactly do you get during stutter therapy for children?

Choose the stutterng therapy programme that best suits your child’s needs below. Reserve your spot in just two minutes!

What does your child get?

most popular therapy

Stutter therapy for children intensive

What does your child get?

Stutter therapy for children premium

What does your child get?

I now dare to strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime

I did the course because I was afraid I would otherwise be bullied in high school. It is now 5 months since I did the course and I no longer stutter.

However, I still do the exercises I learnt during the course and if stuttering recurs I apply the techniques I learnt.

I am very glad I did the course.

Senn - 10 years

This training should become available to everyone who stutters

What top performers Patrick and Dennis are. Our son stuttered from the age of two to 12. After years of regular stutter therapy, nothing more could be done for him and he just had to learn to live with it!

He couldn’t, as he completely stalled during his first year of high school. In 2022, he took the course and came home speaking fluently!

In the aftercare, he had a lot of contact with Dennis. He guided and supported him incredibly well! We are eternally grateful to you!

Pauline - mother

Become stutter-free too: schedule a consultation session

Are you ready to take the first step towards a stutter-free life together with your child? We offer the opportunity to meet one of our stutter therapists in person. During an information session, there is plenty of space for you and your child to ask questions. The conversation can take place online via video call or at our training location in Amsterdam. It is important that your child is present at this talk.

What to expect?

The interview is a chance to get insight and advice in about 30 minutes on:

If you decide to let your child get rid of stuttering, start a clear and transparent process without long waiting lists. We will ensure that your child can start quickly at a time convenient for you.

Start transforming your child’s life today. Take control and schedule your free information session:

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