What is the course about?
You will explore issues to do with stammering, self-identity and difference. There will be opportunity to discuss and challenge attitudes and images of stammering in the media, reflect on your own attitudes to stammering and work towards developing a more robust sense of self.
What will we cover?
- Stammering, difference and identity
- The social model of disability and stammering
- Social factors affecting stammering
- Barriers and discrimination
- Media images of stammering
- Exploration of personal beliefs and attitudes to stammering.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify different models of disability
- Describe common attitudes to stammering and media images of stammering
- Challenge stereotypical attitudes and images
- Generate ideas for working on the development of a robust self-identity as a person who stammers.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for people who stammer and who have ideally done some kind of speech work. It may be that you
have done a course at City Lit or a different kind of course. This course can still be relevant to you, regardless of the
type of speech work you have completed so far. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of
Express your opinions and feelings.
Follow discussions and make relevant contributions.
Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary.
Before joining the course, you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
There is a large component of practical work. A variety of teaching methods will be used including discussion, working in pairs/small groups, self-exploration, practical exercises. Handouts will be provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't attended one previously.
Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including topic-based workshops.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details