Courses by the Fluency Trust for children and teenagers aged 10-17, combining stammering therapy with outdoor activities.
The Fluency Trust, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, provides annual courses for 10-17 year-olds. Their Blockbuster course (for 10-12 year-olds) and Teen’s Challenge course (13-17 year-olds) run alongside each other and include:
- an assessment day, held in Swindon: (Sat 6th or Sun 7th July)
- a five-day residential course, held at Skern Lodge Activity Centre, Devon: (Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd August)
- a follow-up day: (Sat 5th October)
- a report, liaison with professionals.
The Fluency Trust says, 'The combination of challenging outdoor activities and intensive therapy work to develop greater confidence and self-esteem. These are vital factors in dealing with the emotional and physical challenges of stammering'.
You don't have to live in Swindon to enrol.
For more information, visit The Fluency Trust's website.
Some comments from previous participants:
'I tackled things I never thought I would. It helped knowing I was surrounded by people in the same situation as me.' (Tara, 14)
'The course has had a massive impact on my life. I can manage my stammer and speak more confidently'. (Preet, 16)