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Stammering Intensive Courses

Stammering Intensive courses are run for young people who stammer, aged between 8 and 18 years old.

The courses run over five days during school holidays at City, University of London. This year, the courses will be running from 22nd - 26th July 2019. The course costs £150 per young person, which covers all five days.

Our primary aim is to reduce the anxiety and embarrassment associated with stammering (stuttering) 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

We run two groups simultaneously, with between 8 and 10 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. This enables us to provide individual help and support for each young person.

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 and City students to further discuss their child's progress on the course and recommendations to maintain this progress. Referring therapists are also welcome to join us if they wish to do so – please let us know.

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

A referral form is available here for therapists and application forms can be found here for direct applications from young people (or their parents/carers). To return completed forms and for further information and course fees please email our dedicated team.