Alida Engel, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, has 50 years of professional experience in Connecticut private and public schools, and in her private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. Alida is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BCS-F), making her one of only 160 such practitioners in the US and Canada. To qualify, she has acquired a high level of clinical expertise in treating fluency disorders, possesses advanced knowledge, and has demonstrated a commitment to serving people with fluency disorders.
Alida currently works with children and adults. In addition to her stuttering specialization, she is a generalist, with broad experience in autism, voice, language, articulation, reading, accent reduction, and other communication concerns. Articles about and by her have appeared in the New York Times, the New Haven Register and more.
In her continuing effort to keep abreast of developments in stuttering research and treatment, Alida has participated in many programs and studied therapeutic approaches, including:
- The Lidcombe Method for Children who Stutter (Dr. Mark Onslow)
- The 4th through 8th World Congresses for People Who Stutter
- Cognitive Therapy Stuttering
- The 11th Oxford Dysfluency Conference
- All 4 Croatian Clinical Symposia on Stuttering
Alida loves improvisational dancing and is an owner of a yearly dance camp. She also loves baking, cooking, walking and cultivating bonsai trees– as well as being a speech and language pathologist!