Hughes PhotoStephanie Hughes, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Stephanie is a speech-language pathologist who is licensed to practice in several states and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. While pursuing her Master’s degree at Central Michigan University, Stephanie became interested in how people with communication disorders often face challenges at school, at work, and in their personal lives. This led her to a Ph.D. program at Bowling Green State University, where she spent four years of intensive study dedicated to gaining a better understanding of stuttering and its effects on people who stutter and their families.

Stephanie has worked as a full-time faculty member at Governors State University near Chicago, Illinois and more recently at the University of Toledo, where she was also the Assistant Director of the Northwest Ohio Stuttering Clinics. Here she supervised graduate student clinicians in providing stuttering therapy and led group therapy sessions for teens and adults as well as parents of children who stutter.

Today Stephanie is in private practice, where she treats people who stutter exclusively. She is an adjunct associate professor for several universities, and teaches graduate courses in stuttering and counseling. She continues to maintain her affiliation with the Northwest Ohio Stuttering Clinics and is an associate editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders. She lives in mid-Michigan, where she provides online, in-home and school-based fluency services.