The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania is a collaboration between the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our Mission:

  • To provide specialized assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults who stutter and their families.
  • To provide education, training, and support for speech-language pathologists who work with people who stutter.
  • To conduct an active program of basic and clinical research on the nature and treatment of stuttering across age groups.
  • To offer support for people who stutter and their families through partnership with self-help groups.

Our Staff

The Stuttering Center is directed by a board-recognized specialist in fluency disorders (BRS-FD) and staffed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in partnership with nationally recognized scientific practitioners who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering.

For information about the Stuttering Center's Clinical Services, Research, and more, follow the links to the left.

For Appointments and Information

To schedule an evaluation for a child who stutters, call Children's Hospital's Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at 412-692-5580.

For general information about stuttering or for an evaluation or treatment for
adults who stutter, contact Dr. J. Scott Yaruss, Director of the Stuttering Center,
at 412-383-6538 or send an email to jsyaruss@pitt.edu.