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Help Change the World for People Who Stutter

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
46 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 01, at 11:55 AM CST
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Help Change the World for People Who Stutter

The mission of the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute is to help persons who stutter, their families, and their clinicians through the provision and sharing of evidence-based practices, the implementation of progressive clinical training methodologies, and the completion of innovative research with an emphasis on translating theory to practice.

Your donation to the Lang Stuttering Institute Hornraiser campaign will help us grow our innovative programming, and every dollar donated will be generously matched by Michael and Tami Lang. 

Our Programs:

Parent to Parent educates parents about stuttering and how to best advocate on behalf of their children. "Our participation in the wonderful programs offered through the Lang Stuttering Institute was of extraordinary benefit to our son and our entire family. The knowledge and unwavering support they provide is remarkably inspiring. We will spend the rest of our lives seeking ways to give back all that has been given to us." -April & Keith White


Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization is our award winning organization whose mission is to unite students from diverse backgrounds and majors in order to educate, to advocate, and to spread awareness about stuttering. "Being a part of the Lang Stuttering Institute Student Leadership Organization was a gift of a lifetime - it opened my eyes to the pervasive ignorance about stuttering and gave the opportunity to make a difference in the world." -Veronica Vasquez


Targeting Communication Excellence is our evidence based-program that effectively addresses core competencies to promote communication excellence in social, academic and employment settings. "My experience at the Lang Stuttering Institute helped me to realize communication is not defined by fluency and that when you are confident and competent in your ability to communicate, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. Now, as a practicing lawyer, I hope to be an example to other children who stutter and to encourage them to never let their stuttering define their ability to communicate." -Chris Hefner


Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is our annual evidence-based intensive therapy program for children who stutter that effectively targets the affective and cognitive components of stuttering."I would have given my life to have a camp like this when I was a child. Because of Camp Dream. Speak. Live. my son will never know the struggles I did." -Stephen Washington, Jr.


Everyday Leaders is our evidence-based leadership program that targets the development of skills in advocacy on behalf of self and others. "The Lang Stuttering Institute taught me that my voice matters and sharing my message of what I wish people know about stuttering can help the world be more accepting and understanding." -Will Johnson


Lang Stuttering Institute Future Fluency Specialists Program provides undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing clinicians with the opportunity to observe/assist our speech-language pathologists in their provision of best practice."The willingness to share as many resources as possible as well as their genuine encouragement and support of clinicians learning more about stuttering is one of the many things that makes the Lang Stuttering Institute so special." -Kari Lavelle, MA, CCC-SLP


Lang Stuttering Institute Scholarship in Stuttering Program offers students at all stages of development the opportunity to collaborate with our research team in the generation of new knowledge about the nature and treatment of stuttering. "How can I describe an impact so profound, empowering, eye-opening, and life changing? The gratitude I feel for my experience at the Lang Stuttering Institute is immeasurable. From the inspiring clients, I have learned that limitations only exist if you let them. From my research internship, I have learned to think critically and to always ask the "why" behind clinical practice. Now, I am eager to venture into unknown territory for the sake of discovery." -Robyn Croft


Pay It Forward is our evidence-based mentorship program wherein individuals of all ages help one another achieve communication goals, leading to enhanced empathy, resiliency and self-confidence."My affiliation with the Lang Stuttering Institute taught me that helping others helps me to value my experiences with stuttering. Paying It Forward has given my life meaning." -Pratyush Singh


Lang Stuttering Institute Community Connection promotes awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of stuttering among professionals who may one day provide medical care, teach, work for/with, or employ persons who stutter."The Lang Stuttering Institute is absolutely an amazing organization. Thank you for allowing me and my team to learn from and be a part of this exceptional program. Such an honor!" -Tracy Linsley, Dell, Inc.

Choose a giving level


Promote Student Advocacy

Provides one year of membership in LSI-SLO for an undergraduate UT student.


Support Research Participation

Your contribution will be given to either a child or an adult who stutters who participates in one of the many research studies completed at the Lang Stuttering Institute.


Provide Nourishment

Your contribution provides lunch and dinner for a family who has traveled to bring their child to Camp Dream. Speak. Live.


Celebrate Communication

Your contribution sponsors one child participant and their family, and one adult participant and their loved one at our semi-annual Celebration of Communication Excellence banquet.


Give a Headstart

Your contribution at this level sponsors one speech therapy session at the Lang Stuttering Institute for either or child or an adult participant. You can indicate your preference.


Sponsor the First Step

Covers the cost of an initial speech language evaluation and consultation for a new Lang Stuttering Institute participant.


Change a Life

Your contribution sponsors either a child or an adult's participation in our evidence-based Targeting Communication Excellence Program (a total of 12 sessions). You can select whether you want your gift to support a child or an adult.


Increase Specialization

Your support will cover the travel, room and board for one month of intensive, advanced clinical training for a licensed, practicing clinician who is interested in seeking specialization in stuttering.


Expand Student Horizons

Your contribution sponsors the cost of travel and room and board for an undergraduate student who is assisting with our evidence-based program that we are sponsor in international locations. Priority will be given to minority students and students who do not have the financial resources to study abroad.


Broaden our Reach

Your contribution covers the cost of international travel and room and board for a camper and his or her parent.


Undergraduate Scholarship

Your contribution will provide a scholarship to one of the many undergraduate students who volunteer their clinical and research efforts at the Lang Stuttering Institute. Gifts will be distributed based on student financial need.


Doctoral Scholarship

Your support will fund one doctoral student for one year of their research studies at the Lang Stuttering Institute.


Camp Dream. Speak. Live.

Your generous contribution supports the basic operating cost of an additional Camp Dream. Speak. Live. in order to serve the many children who stutter who are currently on our waitlist.


Clinical Fellowship

Your support will provide a 9-month stipend for a person who has successfully completed their master's degree and is seeking their Clinical Fellowship in the area of stuttering.

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