City University offers intensive speech therapy courses for children and young people who stammer.
What ages is it for?
What does it do?
Its 5-day courses don’t focus on a young person's fluency of speech but rather desensitisation (being less bothered about stammering) to reduce negative effects on their life. They also work to develop communication skills and confidence in social situations or giving presentations.
What happens on a course?
Courses are in groups and focus on the aims above. Parents/carers are asked to attend a parent/carer workshop during the course so that they can find out more about it and the nature of stammering. On the final afternoon, parents/carers/other family members are invited to attend a presentation by the young people. After this presentation, there is an opportunity to discuss their child’s progress.
Who delivers the course?
Each group is run by an experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), with the support of SLT students from City University London.
When and where are courses held?
Courses are held during school holidays in July at City University London.
How much does it cost?
Courses cost £150. Some places are funded by Action for Stammering Children. Contact them for more details (see below).