Ask a Speech Therapist! Stuttering as an adult - can I do anything about it?

Through the power that is social media, we’ve gathered all of our most asked questions from providers, parents, teachers, and all other professionals and put our speech therapist, Nicole, to work. We’ll feature a question each week this month to help answer some of your hard hitting speech and language questions!

Q: I’ve had a stutter since I was in elementary school, I’m 25 now, can I do anything about it?

While it’s true that some stuttering in early childhood years is expected and not alarming. Stutter that persists into adulthood however is something that can be addressed. Odds are by this time you’ve developed your own strategies, or perhaps you’ve participated in speech therapy before. At Sound we use the latest and greatest researched backed strategies and approaches to help you gain control of your speech and arm you with the tools to address your stutter. We would be happy to see you and work together finding which of these tools work best for you!

If you have any questions of your own, feel free to email us at and we will do our best to get them answered! Peruse our blog posts to learn more about hearing health, toddler development, school aged language, adult voice and more. As always, feel free to call or email to schedule an evaluation with our wonderful Speech or Audiology Team!


Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!