City University courses for 8-18 year olds

City Uni Stammering Intensive Courses
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Stammering Intensive courses from City University in London for young people who stammer, aged between 8 and 18 years old.

Date: 22nd-26th July 2019.
Venue: City University, London.
Cost: £150 per person, which covers all five days.

Anita McKiernan, Clinical Tutor, says, "Our primary aim is to reduce the anxiety and embarrassment associated with stammering and to make young people more confident about tackling the speech situations that they normally fear or avoid. We also work to further develop young people’s communication skills and confidence talking in social situations, such as within a group, to an audience and/or giving presentations."

Groups

Two groups will be running simultaneously, with between eight and ten young people who stammer in each of the two age groups (8 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old). Each group is run by a senior Speech and Language Therapist, with the support of speech and language therapy students from City, University of London.

Parents and carers

On the fourth day, parents/carers will attend a separate workshop to support their understanding of stammering, hear about the content of the course and what the students have been learning and explore how they can continue to support their child with the many issues associated with stammering. On the final afternoon, parents and other family members are invited to attend a session where the young people showcase some of the learning from the week.

Afterwards, there is opportunity for parents/carers to meet the Speech and Language Therapists to further discuss their child's progress. Referring therapists are also welcome to join us if they wish.

Students are welcome to attend more than one course, although a single course may be sufficient.

For an application form, and for more details, go to City University's website.

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