About the Stuttering Center

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.

Stuttering Center Director

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-Fellow, is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Clinical Research Consultant at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  Yaruss is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders who has served on the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association and as Associate Coordinator of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Special Interest Division for Fluency Disorders.

Yaruss is co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), published by Pearson Assessments, as well as School-Age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide and Minimizing Bullying for Chilren Who Stutter, both published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.

Yaruss can be reached via email at jsyaruss@pitt.edu or by phone at
(412) 383-6538.

Stuttering Center Locations

The Stuttering Center is housed in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP).

Clinical services are provided at the main hospital in Lawrenceville and in the CHP satellite offices in Monroeville (East), Bethel Park (South), and Wexford/Pine Center (North).

Research and education efforts are coordinated through the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland and are conducted throughout the Western Pennsylvania Region.