Our 4.5 year old daughter started stuttering out of the blue. After 2 months, we decided to seek help. We found Mr. Tim's web site and contacted him. However, in the meantime, my pediatrician reommended a speech therapist close to our home. Since we were 45 minutes away from Dunwoody, we decided to try the other therapist. After this therapist recommended twice a week sessions for a minimum of a year, we felt it was necessary to go see Mr. Tim. We are so glad we did! Our daughter loved her speech sessions and her stuttering, which was rated as extrememly severe by the first therapist, was almost gone after only five sessions with Mr. Tim. We still do daily speech games and know that Mr. Tim is there is we ever need to visit again. Stuttering is treatable--do not wait until your child "outgrows" it!
Posted: 11/06/2013 • Link to this review
We sought out Tim to help our 5.5 yr old daughter with her fluency issues; she had a mild/moderate stutter with some unusual characteristics (end sound repetitions, mid-voice breaks). Tim gave her the tools and confidence to "fix her words," in a fun and supportive environment. There is substantial parent involvement at every step of the process. After two months of therapy, our daughter's stutter is gone. On occasion when she's stressed and it threatens to pop up, she self-corrects, often without anyone even knowing she was about to "bump." Tim's program was truly life-changing for my daughter. Worth every penny and more.
Posted: 9/03/2013 • Link to this review
Mr. Tim was a life changer for our pre-school son! His stuttering was severe and Tim was able to make therapy fun and very effective! Now our son has very fluent speech across all settings! Thank goodness for Mr. Tim. As a speech pathologist myself I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted: 1/29/2013 • Link to this review
Words cannot describe how much Coach Tim helped my 10 now 11 year old son. We came from California after several years with other therapists. Coach Tim was able to help my son in a manner that he could understand and gave him techniques to improve on his own. My son is now almost stutter free - and only continues to improve!! Thank you Coach Tim!!
Posted: 11/15/2012 • Link to this review
My 20 year old son's life has been changed by the time spent with Tim and another speech therapist. With intensive speech therapy this past summer, his articulation is great and confidence as it should be. We feel so fortunate to have found Tim and grateful for his help for our son.
Posted: 10/09/2012 • Link to this review
We traveled from Washington DC with the hope of finding a professional that would be EFFECTIVE in helping our 4 y.o. son with stuttering issues and empowering us as parents. Tim did those things and more -- we learned so much just by watching him work with our son. Thankfully stuttering is no longer a part of my son's life (he is now 5 y.o.). Tim really helped us through a very difficult time. I admire and support Tim's expertise, commitment, and advocacy for those affected by stuttering and speech issues. Highly recommend.
Posted: 9/30/2012 • Link to this review
"Mr. Tim", as my 2 year-old daughter calls him, has worked wonders for her and our family. We just thought she was extremely shy and it turns out that after working with Tim she is actually outgoing and confident. Tim has opened up a whole new world for her! What a Godsend he is!
Posted: 4/19/2012 • Link to this review
I don't know where to begin. After 40 years of having stuttering shackle my life, I was convinced that I would never be able to overcome this, and it would always have an affect on me. I finally got the courage to seek help and was fortunate to find Tim. He accomplished in a few months, what I thought was impossible. With an approach that attacks the problem both emotionally and physically, Tim works wonders. I am now totally fluent and enjoy the "freedom of speech" everyday. It has and will have a great effect on my life and I owe it all to the efforts of Tim. I highly recommend Tim and his program for adults who need help, but are afraid to take the next step. I had given up hope, until I met Tim and allowed him to help me. Brett
Posted: 1/03/2012 • Link to this review
Coach Tim is fantastic!!! One day my son said to me "mommie, I can't speak clearly." At that moment, I started my research and found Coach Tim. The money and time were well spent. He guided us as a family through the "speaking clearly" process, and I am grateful. My son was always excited about going to visit Coach Tim because he was given the tools he needed to speak fluently. Today, my son speaks clearly, with grace, poise, and confidence. Coach Tim is EOA...excellent, outstanding and awesome. He has my highest endorsement!!!! Jacquelyn
Posted: 11/02/2011 • Link to this review
My son started stuttering in the 3rd grade. I thought it was just a phase. Once he was in 5th grade and it was not improving, I knew that I needed help. Our speech teacher felt that she did not have the tools needed for someone that stuttered and referred us to Tim Mackasey. "He is the best" is how she put it. 9 months later and I can totally agree. I did not realize how much the stuttering was affecting my very confident son. His confidence level had diminished greatly. He hid it well with us, but when Tim spoke with him, my son opened up and explained that kids had been teasing him. Tim guided me as what I needed to address with the Administration of our school and my son began to improve with our weekly meetings. Tim taught our son techniques to catch himself when he would stutter. He did this through fun sessions. My son recently started middle school. I know that without Tim's help with the stuttering, we would not be where we are today with our confident loving son, who is comfortable speaking in front of people again. We cannot thank you enough!
Posted: 9/14/2011 • Link to this review
Tim's amazing! Offering more than solutions for stuttering, he understands the struggles of parenting. Tim helped my 3 year old daughter's overall development as a person. His strategies directly impacted her ability to speak with confidence and dfluency. There's no comparison to how well Tim's FAST Fluency program works. It's been empowering for ME to learn strategies, including fun games and praise, that help Maddie stop stuttering. Maddie began stuttering at age 2 1/2. We patiently waited with concern for our little girl to 'outgrow this phase'. The moment Maddie pouted, with tears in her eyes, 'Mmmommy, I, I, I, can't talk right.' I began my search for help and found Tim on the internet. After deciding that Maddie's stutter pattern and associated behaviors were not something she would likely outgrow, Tim evaluated Maddie. Her progress has been fantastic. Improvements were evident after the first two sessions. Today, just a few months later, Maddie rarely stutters. But, most importantly, when she does have a ‘bump' or ‘block', she quickly ‘stops and fixes her words'. She's so proud of herself. When Maddie speaks, rather than hearing her speech pattern, people hear her happy confidant voice. Our sincere and heartfelt appreciation is owed to Tim. He helped build Maddie's confidence, reduce her frustrations with speaking, and foster her social-emotional development. I'm a better parent and Maddie will not grow up with the mental and emotional angst associated with stuttering
Posted: 3/03/2011 • Link to this review
I'm a Speech Pathologist and have had the pleasure of knowing Tim professionally for many years. When my 4 year old son's dysfluencies starting becoming more pronounced and frequent I immediately called Tim who got us in for an evaluation promptly. I know how important it is to see a specialist for this particular treatment and Tim is exactly that. I learned quickly that everything I thought I knew about treating dysfluency was not the most effective or efficient way of treatment. Some methods out there can take many months, years even, without good results. I was impressed w/ how quickly we saw results with Tim. I also like that Tim expects you as the parent to be actively involved in the sessions and to practice what he trains you to do to stop/prevent dysfluencies from occurring. You will leave each session with the confidence you need to help improve your child's speech. The techniques and information that I learned from Tim are invaluable. My son loved going to see Mr Tim and enjoyed the sessions. He is excellent with children. As a Speech Pathologist I would highly recommend Tim.
Posted: 1/12/2011 • Last edited: 3/03/2011 • Link to this review
Mr. Mackesey has helped my son (age 6) so much over the past year! We have travelled from Charleston, SC (about 5 hrs.) every couple of months to see him for sessions. It has been worth every penny!!! My son's volcanic stuttering patterns have significantly lessened and he virtually goes days/weeks without any signs of language problems. Naturally, we were able to incorporate Mr. Mackesey's techniques at home and were fully supported by him. I know he truly cares about my son's success and I am so grateful to him for that! Please don't waste any more time with other places.. Mr. Mackesey is the best out there! Trust us... we know!
Posted: 2/12/2010 • Link to this review
I was so overwhelmed when trying to decide how to best help my four year old. There was so much contradictory information! We were told by several professionals that our daughter would 'likely outgrow' her stutter, but when my little girl asked me why she 'couldn't talk anymore' and told me that talking 'made her feel yucky' I knew that we were not going to wait to see if she outgrew her stutter- it was impacting her too much in the present to risk waiting. Two different speech therapist friends recommended Tim, and after a short phone call I felt so relieved. His approach was innovative and he had plenty of success stories. Not only was he a highly skilled therapist, but he was also an individual who had stuttered. And the best part, he was going to involve me as a 'coach' , not just a passive parent in the waiting room waiting for the magic to happen! My daughter has completed her therapy with Mr. Tim and the difference is amazing. She's my carefree girl again and I have been given the best gift a mother can receive- the ability to help her child. Thank you Mr.Tim!!
Posted: 11/25/2009 • Link to this review
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