What is the course about?
This course is for speech and language therapists who want to develop their skills in working with adults who stammer.
What will we cover?
Working on avoidance reduction.
Stammering modification- ways of working on easier stammering patterns.
Clients and therapists’ perspectives of psychological approaches, such as Mindfulness, ACT and CBT.
Cluttering therapy- strategies and case discussion.
An overview of the current evidence base on stammering therapy for adults.
The social model of stammering- what does it mean for SLTs?
Working one-to-one- emphasis on ‘starting therapy’.
Working one-to-one, case presentations of the ‘therapy journey’, including clients’ perspectives.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have an overview of the current evidence base for adult stammering therapy
Further develop skills in managing cluttering
Confidently teach modification techniques and apply problem solving skills to individual clients
Confidently work on avoidance reduction and apply problem solving skills to individual clients.
Describe the Social Model of Stammering and discuss its implications for SLT
Outline examples of clients’ experiences of employing psychological approaches in managing their stammering
Identify ways in which the therapy journey can be individualised.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for speech and language therapists who have completed City Lit’s Working with adults who stammer course or who have equivalent levels of experience and training.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is a combination of tutorial input, small and large group discussion and experiential learning. Videos and handouts are used.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Mindfulness for speech and language Therapists, motivational interviewing for SLTs, effective counselling skills for SLTs.
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