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Communication Disorders

Minot State University Communication Disorders Clinic (MSU CDC) Stuttering Support Groups

The MSU CDC Support Group services are offered to all individuals who stutter and/or their families. Choose a meeting you feel best fits your needs or come to multiple meetings. Experts in the field of stuttering will provide support in the form of sharing information, resources, and, if requested, client centered programming ideas to enhance the lives of individuals who stutter. The support group is also designed to promote awareness of the stuttering and related fluency disorders and to improve self-perception and advocacy for individuals who stutter. 

The program was developed to respond to the individual needs of persons who stutter across the region.

MSU CDC Stuttering Support Group Objectives

  • Provide a safe, friendly atmosphere where persons who stutter can share their experiences of living with a stuttering or fluency disorder. 
  • Provide a multitude of resources for persons who stutter to promote their social, educational, and vocational well-being.

Support Group Services

  • Parents of Children Who Stutter Support Group
    This group will meet once per month to provide support to parents of children who stutter, which may include sharing information, resources, ideas, and a forum in which parents can talk about their concerns, challenges, and joys of parenting a child who either stutters, or has a fluency disorder, with the hope of enhancing the lives of children who stutter. 
  • School-Aged Children and Adolescents Who Stutter Support Group
    This support group will meet once per month to address unique challenges faced by school-aged children and adolescents who stutter. Those challenges may include bullying which is happening at school or speaking in front of the class. Perhaps this group will help make connections with others who are facing similar issues.
  • Adults Who Stutter Support Group
    This support group will meet once per month to provide support to adults who stutter. This may include sharing information and resources, but it may also simply provide a forum in which adults who stutter can meet to discuss their experiences with stuttering.

Support Group Coordinators

  • Eileen Savelkoul, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor
  • Ann Beste-Guldborg, PhD, CCC-SLP/CD Department Chair
  • Lisa Roteliuk, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinic Coordinator

Meeting Times

Group Date Time Location
Parents of Children Who Stutter Support Group 1st Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 pm Memorial Hall room 136
School-Aged Children and Adolescents Who Stutter Support Group 2nd Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 pm Memorial Hall room 136
Adults Who Stutter Support Group 3rd Wednesday of the month 4:30-5:30 pm Memorial Hall room 136

Contact Donna Ziegler, clinic operations manager, to express interest in attending a support group today.

donna.ziegler@minotstateu.edu