Courses combining stammering therapy with outdoor activities for young people aged 10-17, by the Fluency Trust.
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 4th or Sun 5th July)
- a five-day residential course, held at Skern Lodge Activity Centre, Devon: (Mon 27th July to Fri 31st July)
- a follow-up day: (Sat 3rd 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)