Stammering Intensive Course
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 23rd - 27th July 2018. 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.
We normally 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
Parents and carers are welcome to attend parts of the course during the four days and are also invited to a parent workshop in the afternoon of the first day so that they can find out more about the course and the nature of stammering. On the final afternoon, parents and other family members are invited to attend a presentation by the young people. After this presentation, there is an opportunity for parents to meet the speech and language therapist and City, University London students to 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.