Speech therapy

Speech therapy courses at City Lit provide specialised training for adults who stammer - delivered by our team of highly experienced specialist speech and language therapists. 

  • 40 years experience of providing specialist courses and support for adults who stammer or stutter, including City Lit Fellow, Ed Balls
  • UK and international centre of excellence with a broad range of courses
  • Daytime intensive courses, evening courses and short workshops available
  • Well-developed follow-up programme to provide ongoing support
  • Professional training courses for qualified speech and language therapists. 
  • Speech Therapy at City Lit was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2007 in recognition of our innovative and ground-breaking work.

Watch student stories:

* Learn more about how you can manage your stammering by watching a video of City Lit learner Alfanso who talks about his stammer and how taking an intensive stammering management course at City Lit has made a life-changing difference to his speech. Alfanso talks before and after he attended the course – see the transformation yourself...

* Discover how our speech therapy courses helped City Lit learner Tony with his stammering; how he worked with ideas of 'identification','desensitisation' and 'modification' and discovered a greater sense of acceptance. Watch his video

* Read Jeff's story about learning not to let his stammer hold him back

Get in touch today: email us at speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk or call us 020 7492 2569 to arrange an advisory session - this personal and free service will help you choose the right course for you.

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  1. Advanced working with adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This 2-day interactive course is for speech and language therapists who wish to advance their stammering therapy skills with adults who stammer, and will cover topics such as stammering modification work, cluttering, acquired stammering as well as case discussion.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  2. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 9 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This short intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs between 9-13 February, then 12-13 March.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  3. Prioritisation and assertiveness for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal and professional effectiveness by learning and practising key prioritisation and assertiveness skills. This course will help you to improve your time management and to communicate more confidently in a variety of workplace situations.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for people who stammer

    Course Date: Thu 22 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a powerful approach to therapy. You'll learn to work more effectively with negative thoughts and feelings through acceptance and mindfulness work. You'll also learn how to identify, and move towards, valued goals and directions in your life.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £85.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Working with adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 26 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this five-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, block modification, interiorised stammering, art therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included. This course runs between February 26 - March 2, with a follow-up day on October 8.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  6. Interview skills for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? Daunted by the thought of the interview process? This two-day workshop will increase your prospects for success by helping you develop your interview skills. You’ll learn how to plan and prepare for an interview, project yourself positively, deal with your stammer more effectively and manage stress and anxiety.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 22 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this workshop you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  8. Refresh, revise and develop your stammering therapy skills

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In a supportive group you will work on desensitisation and practise your stammering management strategies. Become more confident by learning how to problem solve and extend your comfort zone.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Voice production for people who stammer

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your understanding of how voice is made and analyse your own voice production and how it is affected by your stammering.  Practise techniques such as relaxation, posture, breathing and voice onset.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  10. Tackling the telephone for people who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on increasing your effectiveness in speaking on the telephone.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Assertiveness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 28 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your effectiveness by saying what you want to say assertively. Develop assertiveness and effective communication through discussion and role play. Issues addressed are: saying no, making requests, responding to criticism and saying what you feel.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  12. Mindfulness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to focus your awareness, cultivate calmness and develop non judgemental acceptance, using a range of mindfulness practices. Apply speech techniques more effectively and facilitate your work on avoidance reduction.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  13. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  14. Effective communication in the workplace

    Course Date: Thu 10 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal effectiveness in the workplace, working on issues including using the telephone, interview techniques, presentation skills and communicating in meetings.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Stammering Pride and Prejudice: 1-day workshop for SLTs

    Course Date: Fri 25 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    To what extent does SLT unwittingly perpetuate public- and self-stigma for people who stammer? This thought-provoking workshop will explore this question drawing on disability theory, stammering activism and the experiences of people currently developing novel ways of taking pride in and celebrating the uniqueness of the stammered voice. You’ll come away with ideas on how you can adapt your own practice in light of this radical way of viewing stammering and stammering therapy.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

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