Youngsters overcome stuttering with the Del Ferro method

Speak fluent from the first day of the course

Stutter therapy for young people

The key to confident and fluent speaking

Fluent speaking is possible with the Del Ferro method. Leave stuttering behind you forever with stutter therapy for adolescents. Your way of communicating will completely change. Are you between 13 and 18 years old? Then read on quickly:

From the first day of the course, experience what it is like to talk stutter-free

Our method is the result of years of development and a mix of personal experience and expertise. You will discover a world where your voice is loud and clear. How cool would it be if you feel the confidence to speak fluently in any situation.

Start your journey to confident speaking and a stutter-free life today.

Stuttering goes beyond just having trouble speaking. It is a struggle that is often not visible to the outside world. Deep down, you suffer a lot. It’s not just about faltering when you try to say something. Every day, it affects how you see yourself and how you feel in the world around you.

Do you recognise this?

personal struggle

Stuttering can feel like a struggle deep inside. You just want to be able to talk chill, but are always afraid of the moments when you can’t get out of your words.

social impact

Stuttering can make you feel insecure in groups or with friends. Perhaps you avoid conversations or are afraid to participate in certain activities.

challenges at school

At school or at side jobs, communicating clearly is important. Stuttering can make this difficult, which may make you feel less confident about yourself.

emotional impact

The constant feeling of stress when you have to speak can be tough. This can lead to frustration, embarrassment or sometimes even the feeling of hopelessness.

practical challenges

Things like talking on the phone, ordering something or giving a talk can suddenly seem like a mega obstacle.

These examples are not just isolated moments. They recur every day and affect how you live. You often struggle with life. The problem is so big that you want a solution. A solution forever.

Who are you?

You know the feeling of stuttering, bumbling or getting stuck in your words all too well. Maybe you just find it irritating. Or use tricks to tell your stories anyway. You may have already tried everything from speech therapy to recognised stutter therapists, looking for a way to speak fluently. You’ve probably heard:

“You have to learn to live with it.”

But you don’t want to accept that.

You know how it feels to fall silent, not be able to tell your story and be afraid to speak in front of a group. You may have avoided fun outings or postponed important conversations. That kind of feels heavy.

But somewhere deep inside you, there is a strong desire to just be yourself and talk without stuttering.

Without hesitation.

Without fear.

You are ready for a change. Ready to grow. You are looking for the freedom to be yourself with every word you utter.

Elise's path to a stutter-free life

It really was a top course. I am very glad I did it.

Elise wanted to be stutter-free so that she could tell whole stories from now on. Using the Del Ferro method, she succeeded. She is grateful that she now has no fear at all when speaking.

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Elise - 15 years old - Elspeet

She attended stutter therapy in 2020

Your own path to fluent speaking

Imagine a world where your way of speaking is no longer limited by stuttering. That’s what we offer you: an adventure in which you completely rediscover yourself and learn to speak stutter-free. We are here for young people your age who are ready for this big step. To live the life of your dreams without stuttering.

After our therapy with the Del Ferro method, you will:

talk confidently

no longer avoid a talk at school or an in-depth conversation

enjoying parties and chilling with your friends

never doubt whether to go to that birthday party again

speaking clearly and convincingly

seize opportunities at school or in side jobs without being afraid to talk

feel noticeably better in your skin

shake off the emotional stress of stuttering

speak whenever you want

not having a constant fear of letters or words when you talk

This change can be clearly seen and felt.

It is a change that affects your life so much that everyone sees it on you.

Young people become stutter-free with the Del Ferro method

What is the Del Ferro Method?

The Del Ferro method is truly a gamechanger if you stutter and think there is no way out. This method focuses on training a muscle you may not even have known you have: your diaphragm. By learning how to control this muscle, you will regain control of your speech. Best of all, you will be completely fluent from the very first day of the course.

This method was devised by Len Del Ferro, an American singer who also taught singing. After travelling the world for his career, he settled in Amsterdam. There, he discovered something special: stuttering has a lot to do with how your diaphragm moves. When you stutter, that muscle makes stuttering movements or even sometimes blocks.

His discoveries were a breakthrough in how people view and treat stuttering. The method was even scientifically tested, and what turned out? The theories were correct.

Since 1992, the Del Ferro Institute has been run by his daughter, Ingrid Del Ferro. She continues her father’s work and has made the Del Ferro method even better known. Thanks to this method, thousands of people, young and old, around the world have already overcome their stuttering.

The Del Ferro method shows that stuttering is not something you have to deal with all your life. It tackles both the physical and mental side of stuttering and offers the solution to anyone who just wants to be able to talk freely.

What will you learn during the stutter therapy?

Stutter therapy for adolescents consists of two parts. It starts with a 5-day stutter therapy, followed by a tailor-made follow-up programme. As a result, you will continue to practise all the lessons until fluent speaking becomes completely automatic in every situation.This is followed by a tailor-made follow-up programme that ensures that you continue to practise what you have learned, until fluent speaking has become automatic in every situation.

In the 5-day traning, you will start working with the Del Ferro speaking technique, which will ensure that you speak without a hitch from the very first course day. We will refine this technique together so that you become more adept at speaking fluently. It is not just a matter of learning the technique, but we sharpen it. As a result, you will learn to speak fluently in any situation. We also pay attention to the mental side of stuttering so that your self-confidence grows and you are less anxious to speak.

You are at the beginning of a new life where fluent speaking is normal. You will feel stronger and freer when you can say what you think without any problems. Find out what you will learn each course day:

Introduction & foundation

On the first day, you will meet the other participants of the therapy. Everyone has their own story, but you all have one goal: overcome stuttering. You will practice together and support each other, which really helps to get rid of stuttering. The coolest moment of the day is when you speak for the first time without stuttering. This gives your self-confidence a huge boost.

You will learn the Del Ferro breathing and speaking technique and begin exercises to help you breathe well and speak fluently. You do these exercises in the morning and evening, and they also help you relax and concentrate better. If you are into sports, these exercises are also super to improve your fitness and recover faster on exertion. With the workbook you get, you can follow and practise everything step by step.

Exercise & refinement

The second day is about improving what you have already learnt. You will start applying the technique in different situations from your daily life, which will make you notice that you will become completely fluent everywhere.

You will start applying the Del Ferro breathing technique in different situations from your daily life, getting more and more used to it. Each exercise will help you speak even better and more confidently.

There is also an interesting concentration training. This training not only helps you get rid of stuttering, but also teaches you to concentrate super well. Useful for school or your hobbies.

Self-esteem & positivity

Today, it is about the mental side of stuttering and you will learn skills such as speaking clearly and articulately. You will also learn how to slowly phase out the technique in preparation for life after the course. You will discover how stuttering affects how you think about yourself. You will learn how to develop a more positive self-image, which is super important to get rid of stuttering.

Integration into daily life

On the fourth day, you will learn how to apply everything you have learnt in your daily life. The day is full of fun assignments that will help you do your new skills better and easier. You will practice with situations that you found difficult at first, such as giving a talk and speaking without any hiccups during a video recording.

Closing & outlook

The last day is a big celebration because you have made so much progress. You show how well you can talk by having a phone conversation without stuttering and reading out loud. At the end of the day, you will be given a plan for how to grow further. You will be very happy about everything you have achieved and you now know that a future without stuttering is ahead of you.

Your trainer during stutter therapy

Meet two of our trainers who deliver stutter therapy for adolescents: 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 made him want to become a teacher.

Since 1994, he has been committed to freeing people like you from stuttering with the method that changed his own life.

Dennis Ensing is a speech language therapist and breathing specialist according to the Del Ferro Method

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. That is why he has been working at the Del Ferro Institute since 2019.

Patrick and Dennis give lessons that are really useful and inspiring. They have experienced stuttering themselves and therefore know exactly what you are going through. Thanks to the Del Ferro method, they stopped stuttering themselves and underwent intensive training to become stutter therapists.

In their classes, they make sure you learn the effective Del Ferro speaking technique and also make you more confident. This will help you discover how to use your voice wherever you are. Patrick and Dennis are super at what they do and create a supportive atmosphere where everyone feels safe. They motivate you and show you how nice it is to speak fluently. You will receive personal attention and guidance to help you become completely free of stuttering.

Practical info: Towards a stutter-free life

The Del Ferro method makes a stutter-free life possible for everyone. Here is everything you need to know for adolescent stutter therapy:

Experience an energetic and inspiring week at our Del Ferro course. From Monday to Thursday, you will be fully immersed from 10am to 4pm and on Friday from 9am to 1pm.

Our institute is cosy and inviting, located in a quiet, easily accessible neighbourhood in Amsterdam.

Our 5-day courses are available all year round, so you can even start during your school holidays. So you don’t have to wait months to get started.

And you know what’s cool? Your parent, or someone else who supports you, may attend the course at any time.

During the course days, you get unlimited coffee, tea and hot chocolate. This will keep you sharp and full of energy all day.

We work with a hotel nearby for a good deal if you want to stay overnight. But of course, you may also travel back and forth every day if you prefer. We will also help you with other sleep options to suit your budget and needs.

The courses are in small groups, so everyone gets personal attention. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age.

You will take the course in English. Prefer another language? German, Dutch or Spanish is possible.

You can also choose to learn to speak stutter-free through our private course or as an online course with live video sessions. Everything to make it as easy as possible for you.

Unlock fluent speech: Discover the success of our course with the Del Ferro Method

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5-day course in Miami

Over these past 5 days my life has changed

Our international course in Miami, Florida was a big success. After years of fruitless speech therapy our students have been searching for help in overcoming their stuttering. With the Del Ferro Method, they finally found a technique that enables them to speak fluently and take back control of their speech. 

Choose your perfect course package

We offer not only the 5-day course, but also an after-care programme that is completely tailored to you. Whether you need an occasional refresher or a confidence boost every week, we have three packages to choose from:

package 1

Stutter therapy for adolescents basic

After the 5-day stutter therapy for young people, your growth continues. Apart from the Del Ferro speaking technique and workbook you will receive during the course week, there is more help available:

Weekly email support

Each week, you will have the chance to reflect on your progress and share it with us. Tell us about your successes and challenges. This online support is super handy to check your progress and get tips. Our feedback and encouragement are completely tailored to your updates.

This weekly support is at your disposal indefinitely.

Two online follow-up sessions

The 5-day course is followed by two additional course sessions. These are super important to help you speak fluently in your daily life.

You can always book extra aftercare sessions if you need an extra push.

Investment in a stutter-free life

For a life without stuttering and full of self-confidence, your investment is €2,395. This is for the 5-day course, workbook, weekly email support and two online follow-up sessions. And don’t worry, you may not have to pay all this yourself. There are options for reimbursement through, for example, your health insurance or other agencies.

Ready to start? Reserve your spot:

package 2

Stutter therapy for adolescents intensive

With our popular intensive stutter therapy package, you get the following from the basic package:

And on top of that:

4 one-to-one coaching sessions

Boost your progress with four personalised 30-minute online video sessions. These offer the opportunity to discuss your progress and help you to automatically speak fluently in any speaking situation.

Investment in a stutter-free life

This intensive package costs €2,550. Book your place now:

package 3

Stutter therapy for young people premium

With the premium package, you get everything from the basic and intensive package, with extra focus on mental support. Here’s what you get:

And more:

2-day mental prolongation course

This special two-day course delves into the psychological aspects of stutter-free speaking.

The course is complemented by 1 online follow-up session. So that means you have a total of 3 follow-up sessions.

Investment in a stutter-free life

This premium pathway costs €3,295 and, with proper commitment, ensures your future without stuttering. Book your place now:

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

Choose the stutter therapy programme that suits you best here. In a few minutes, you have your spot arranged!

What do you get?

most popular therapy

Stutter therapy for adolescents intensive

What do you get?

Stutter therapy for young people premium

What do you get?

These are tears of happiness

Never before had I been able to read out a piece of text fluently.

Ted - aged 13 - 2024

The whole class started clapping

After telling at school that I speak fluently using the Del Ferro method.

Lars - 14 years old - 2020

Become stutter-free too: schedule a consultation session

Ready to take the first step towards a life without stuttering This is your chance to talk to one of our stutter therapists in person.

Important: make sure one of your parents or guardians is present at the interview!

During the interview, you can ask all your questions and find out more about how we can help you. This appointment is online or at our location in Amsterdam.

What to expect?

In a conversation of about 30 minutes, you will get info on:

Next steps

If you decide you want to get rid of stuttering, you don’t have to wait long to get started. We arrange everything quickly so you can start when it suits you.

Take the step towards the biggest change in your life today. Live stutter-free. You are in control, so schedule your free consultation with us:

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