My son starting seeing Tim over 1 year ago. He had a horrible stuttering problem. While all the doctors assured me that "he would grow out if it" I wasn't so confident. My thought was if he would grow out of it then why are their people in the world that stutter? Tim healed my son! It was amazing to watch. Tim trained me on all techniques so we could keep working with him at home. My oldest son who would also go to the sessions since I didn't have a babysitter, has some learning deficiencies. Tim over heard my oldest crying since we were going back home to keep studying on his spelling test. Tim saw his frustration and asked if he could show me something. I told him yes. He spent the session training me the PROPER way of visual learning. My son went from failing his spelling test to now making 100's on every test. Tim is not only the stuttering specialist, but he is also the leader and master of visual learning. I highly recommend him! If anyone ever wants to ask me any questions please email me and I would welcome any questions.
Posted: 10/17/2013 • Last edited: 10/21/2013 • Link to this review
Tim Mackesey educated our entire family and provided us with essential tools to help our son become "block" free and to speak with ease. Thank you Coach Tim, our son would have never gotten where he is today without you! You are heaven sent!!!!
Posted: 3/24/2013 • Link to this review
My son has made incredible progress with Mr. Mackesey. I am a physician who researched all available options. I could not believe how well he has done and his fluency has dramatically improved. He has done so well that he is majoring in Mandarin and he says college is "awesome!" It is by far the best money I have ever spent! Thank goodness he is in Atlanta! He changed our lives.
Posted: 2/08/2013 • Link to this review
Tim Mackesey is the best Speech specialist in GA. When our son Braeden started Pre-school at age 4 he had severe stuttering and would block on words; meaning he would try so hard to push the words out but nothing would come out. His face would turn red; he would tense up his entire body and contort his hands and arms. He became aware that he was talking different than his friends in pre-school which started him down a path of being real shy and lowering his confidence. He started asking us if we would take him to the Dr. because his voice was broke. At night he would say prayers and ask God to fix his voice - and as his parents it broke our hearts. Well, God answered our little boy's prayers and brought us to Mr. Tim. Tim was able to work with Braeden and teach us techniques over a 6 month period how to work with our son at home. Tim's techniques are made fun by using word games, and reading. Our Son loved his sessions with Tim. Braeden is now 9 and his speech is completely fluent and he is excelling in school. One thing we noticed as a side effect from all the word games and reading exercises is that it taught him to read before he started Kindergarten and to this day he loves to read and is reading grade levels ahead of his class. He has given speeches to his entire Elementary School as a Student Council Representative with no fluency issues. We will always be grateful for Mr. Tim and the work he does and how he helped our family.
Posted: 10/31/2012 • Link to this review
Tim is our speech angel! My son was 3 years old when we began to notice his stutter. At age 4 a friend suggested Tim Mackasey and thank goodness she did! By the time we saw Mr. Tim, my son could not finish a sentence without stuttering. Not only has he improved tremendously, he now has the tools to stop himself before he stutters. It's truly amazing to see how far he has come in a few short months. The day of our last session my son was so sad that he would not be able to go and play games every week with Mr. Tim! We are so grateful for Mr. Tim and the tools he gave us to help our son!
Posted: 10/30/2012 • Link to this review
Mr Mackesey was wonderful helping our son with his stuttering. We saw a big difference from the first session: He was very professional and incredibly helpful. We definitely recommend him.
Posted: 7/19/2012 • Link to this review
Our son started stuttering when he turned 3 years old. We were referred to Tim by another speech therapist. Tim instantly bonded with our son and a rapport was established. We worked pretty instensely with Tim over a 3-4 month period, then seeing him for a " refresher" course every few months. Now, at the age of 4 1/2, our son does not show any signs of stuttering. If we do experience a " relapse" , Tim has equipped us with the skills and knowledge to manage at home. It's funny...stuttering has such a negative connotation but for us, it allowed us to build a stronger meaningful relationship wtih our son with speech games every day. Tim also helped us learn such valuable lessons when it came to behavior and discipline, which is such an essential part of controlling the fluency. We know we can always use Tim as a resource in the future, and we will continue to use and value all we learned from him.
Posted: 6/28/2012 • Link to this review
Our son Ben is three and a half and when we first came to see Tim Mackesey, Ben's stuttering was so severe that words would get "stuck" in his throat, causing him to blink rapidly. His face would redden and occasionally, tears would form in his eyes. It broke our hearts to see him stressed and ashamed, and all the online resources we read advised us not to talk about the "problem" because it would only make it worse. What I think this advice actually accomplished was making Ben feel very isolated. Tim took the stigma away and through fun activities, he equipped Ben with tools to stabilize his speech. I think it was a great relief for Ben (and certainly for us) to know that he was not alone, and to be able to work as a family toward tackling his speech issues. Ben had such a blast during his visits with Tim that he viewed it as a time for play, rather than "speech therapy." It has been about six months and Ben's speech is fluent, the "bumpiness" is gone and his self-confidence is back. Thanks to Tim, Ben has found his voice and it's so nice to have a resource if future speech issues arise.
Posted: 6/14/2012 • Link to this review
Tim Mackesey is the best Stuttering Specialist EVER! Our son started stuttering at age 4, and after 5 years of school speech therapy, we saw no results. We saw the "bumpy" speech get worse over time, and it was affecting his confidence & success at school. I asked around, and was told Tim was the best stuttering specialist in Atlanta. And they were right! Tim changed our son's life. He cured his stuttering in just 3 months, and gave us the tools to use at home for great success. Our son LOVED going to "Mr. Tim's" sessions and was sad when they were over. Tim provides a fun and soothing atmosphere that makes kids feel so comfortable. When we were done, we had our son's teacher/parent conference , and she said - ."taking your son to that Stuttering Specialist was the best thing you could have done for him!" He's now raising his hand in class and talks with confidence in front of his peers, and is a NEW kid! We will ALWAYS be grateful for Tim!
Posted: 4/26/2012 • Link to this review
All I can say is WOW. Tim is amazing and we were originally referred to him from our pediatrician because she said "Tim Knows Best". She was right. Our 7 year old daughter started stuttering all of a sudden and Tim did a thorough evaluation of her and advised us to go to a neurologist for further evaluation. After a month or so, her stuttering went away on its own - no reason to be found. We had several sessions with Tim and he accommodated us very well, fitting our schedule in after school. He is very professional and very caring and my daughter really enjoyed "playing games" with Tim. After a few sessions, we concluded that she was not stuttering anymore but instead had some mild articulation issues. Tim was extremely honest about the situation and instead of taking my money, he said that there were other speech therapists out there that could help me more than he can. He was helpful in finding me a new speech therapist that could help me further evaluate my daughter's articulation issues. If your child is stuttering, LOOK NO FURTHER. Tim is the man to go to - Remember: not all speech therapists are stuttering specialists. Tim is an amazing person, a caring professional and it shows. He still asks me how my daughter is doing from time to time.
Posted: 3/10/2012 • Last edited: 3/22/2012 • Link to this review
Mr. Mackesey was the answer to our prayers! At 6 years old, my son started to occasionally stutter. The stuttering appeared during exciting or stressful times- holidays and before a new school year. He would be quiet during school, so his teachers would never hear his "bumpy" speech. After 4 therapists and 2 years later, I felt I had to find someone more specialized in stuttering-he would still stutter during those exciting/stressful times. Not sure where to turn I contacted the University of Georgia's speech program. They instantly recommended Tim Mackesey. I called Mr. Mackesey immediately. Because my son did not need to miss any school, our schedule was not very flexible. Tim was kind enough to fit us in after school and even called us if there was a new opening. We were scheduled to intensely start the program in October- when Tim had more openings. After only a few visits, my son's stuttering went away! We did not have to start a more intense program. Tim was amazing! He worked unlike any other therapist we had seen. Tim immediately (appropriately) addressed the stuttering with my child. For the first time in 2 years, my son was given techniques on what to do when he has a "bump". I was given techniques to help my son as well. I am happy to say that we went the entire holiday season "bump" free! Tim Mackesey has a gift that changes children's lives in an amazing way! THANK YOU TIM!
Posted: 1/12/2012 • Link to this review
I was very hesitant about going to see Tim at first but it definitely paid off. He's a super nice guy that really understands what causes stuttering and other speech problems. Definitely would recommend him to anybody.
Posted: 1/12/2012 • Link to this review
Mr. Mackesey is a wonder. My 3 1/2 yr old son had been stuttering for about a year when we started sessions with Tim. He is amazing. He has a wonderful connection with the children, but is so professional and helpful with the parents. He taught me how to work with my son in between sessions to further his progress. We traveled from Birmingham to see Tim, and each time we traveled, my son was so excited to play with "Mr. Magazine", as he so innocently called him, each time. I am so thankful that we have had the pleasure to have crossed paths with Tim and he has taken the battle of stuttering away from my son.
Posted: 1/02/2012 • Link to this review
I would recommend Tim to anyone struggling with stuttering. My son looked forward to his sessions and left feeling empowered. My son gained more confidence due to his sessions with Tim. He used the skills taught to him on a regular basis. Just last week, my son said how much he miss working with Tim. Tim used games among other techniques during his sessions to make learning fun. I am so glad I found Tim...he has made a difference in my son's life and I am grateful.
Posted: 1/02/2012 • Link to this review
Our son began his fluency journey three years ago. Tim has changed our life. He has given Nathan tools to self correct, confidence in his voice and fun games to practice during bumpy times. As a mother of two special needs children and as a special education teacher I give my highest recommendation for services with Tim. He has a fun and engaging demeanor that motivates and encourages both parents and children. At the end of the day it is the parent who carries over what they are taught in speech and Tim gets the parents involved during the session to ensure the best results for the child. If your child stutters I highly recommend he/she visiting Tim. Working with Tim was the best thing we could have EVER done for our child!
Posted: 10/24/2011 • Link to this review