Videos

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Check out these videos about, and to help with, stammering.

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For Parents

Has your pre-school child started stammering?

Should I be worried that my pre-school child is stammering?

Is it my fault that my child has started stammering?

What you're trying to achieve

Talking to a child

Becoming more comfortable with stammering

One-to-one time with your child

How to talk about stammering

Giving praise to your child who stammers

Using neutral language with children who stammer

How stammering relates to speech & language development

Stephanie Burgess, Specialist Speech & Language Therapist at Airedale NHS, explains the processes involved in understanding and using language, how that relates to the onset of stammering, and how we can support young children who stammer.

For Children

'My Stammering Tap'

A fantastic visual description of what it's like to stammer. Produced by NHS Humber Foundation Trust and Fuzzfeed, as part of its 'Hear in Hull' project to promote stammering awareness.

Sam's video: 'Dear world...I rock my stammer!'

When we shared his poem on social media, became something of a celebrity. Read all about Sam.

Poem: 'I have a stammer'

Children read a poem about stammering.

https://youtu.be/9aWSkk0UTH0

For Young People

Becoming a YouTuber when you stammer

Meet Elliot, who set up his own YouTube channel about his Lego creations.

See the header Tash's Vlog below to watch videos from Tash, aged 24.

Stambassadors: Check out a series of videos featuring people talking about their career and their stammer. Stambassadors was set up by Action for Stammering Children and aims to encourage young people to think big when considering career choices.

Tash's Vlog

Regular vlogger Tash talks about living with a stammer

Stammering Virtually

The difficulties of video/virtual meetings when you stammer.

Responding to Ignorance

Tash talks about how she deals with people who laugh, comment or react negatively when she stammers. 

Meeting New People at University

Tash talks about the frustrations and anxiety around meeting new people. For anyone starting University, or about to start,she also shares the things that have helped her, and explains how she deals with the question, 'Have you forgotten your name?'

Talking on the Phone

Tash talks about the telephone and how hard it can be to use it. If you find it difficult too, see our Everyday Tips page for help with using the phone.

Introducing Tash

In her first video blog, Tash explains the work that goes into speaking when you have a stammer.

Interviews & chats

One to One with author David Mitchell

The acclaimed author of Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas chats with the poet Zaffar Kunial about how stammering influences his writing.

Meet the National Diversity Awards 2021 Nominees

One to One with poet Zaffar Kunial

Owen Sheers chats with Zuffar Kunial about poetry, creativity and their links to stammering.

Interview with Sophie Raworth & Felicity Baker

 We asked them all about their BBC documentary 'I Can't Say My Name, from March 2021.

In Conversation: Margaret Drabble & David Mitchell

In a special event for International Stammering Awareness Day 2020, the bestselling authors and Stamma Patrons took part in an online discussion about the power of words and the language around stammering.

Interview/Q&A with author Jonty Claypole

We spoke with Jonty about his book 'Words Fail Us: In Defence of Disfluency'. Read our review of the book.

The Chat, with author Helen Rutter

We asked Helen all about her children's book 'The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh'. Read our review of the book.

One to One with poet Owen Sheers

Award-winning poet Owen tells us about how his stammer has influenced his work.

Events

Celebration of Stammering & the Arts, parts 1 and 2

A day celebrating diversity and creativity in people who stammer, March 2021, organised by the Cambridge local group. Read more about the event.

The Big Event: Changing Perceptions of Stammering

An event we hosted for International Stammering Awareness Day 2020.

The Art of Communication 

A film created by Doncaster Stammering Association to raise awareness of stammering and celebrate difference. The soundtrack and images used are from the groundbreaking 2012 Art of Communication exhibition (Funded by Arts Council England). Pictures from the exhibition are now on display at the Willy Russell Centre for Children & Adults who Stammer, Liverpool. (Note: the silence at the start represents a block.)

Our Campaigns

Find The Right Words

Launched in October 2020, this campaign was all about changing the negative language used around stammering. In the video, Scroobius Pip explains how we edited nearly 200 Wikipedia entries about people who stammer.

Scroobius Pip on the Find the Right Words campaign

Pip, STAMMA Patron and narrator of the campaign gives us a few words.

For Professionals

Working with, teaching, and employing people who stammer

A seminar we ran in 2020 on ways to create an inclusive working environment.

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