Working with adults who stammer

Course Dates: 25/02/19 - 07/10/19
Time: 09:30 - 17:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard, Cathinka Guldberg

Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included. This course runs between 25-27 February 2019, with a follow-up day on7 October 2019.


What is the course about?

The course is about qualified speech and language therapists developing their knowledge and skills for working
with people who stammer.

What will we cover?

- Stammering modification therapy
- Avoidance reduction therapy
- Interiorised stammering
- Assessment and selection
- Experiential workshop - skills practice with clients
- other approaches
- Cluttering
- Acquired stammering
- Brief introduction to mindfulness.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

1. Describe the stages of stammering modification therapy
2. Identify levels of avoidance
3. Identify other therapy approaches for adults who stammer
4. Identify a relevant approach for interiorised stammering
5. Put into practice teaching stammering modification.
6. List ways to identify cluttering and ways to work with people who clutter
7. Identify different types of acquired stammering and possible therapy approaches.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for qualified speech and language therapists. To access the course you will need to be able to
understand and express yourself in English and relate the topics being taught to your own experience and practice.
You will also need to be able to give and receive feedback. Before joining the class, 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?

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?

You may like to attend any of our other professional training courses which include 'Effective counselling skills for
speech and language therapists' and 'Mindfulness meditation for speech and language therapists.' We encourage
students to continue their on-going professional development through membership of the Clinical Excellence
Networking Disorders of Fluency.

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


Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Write a review
I thought that this was one of the best and most empowering courses that I have ever attended! The quality of teaching and the activities were excellent and I came away feeling confident about the whole premise of therapy and since then I have been using these ideas in my interventions with adults who stammer. I recommend this course very highly.
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Review by Crochety Karen (I think that was it!) / (Posted on 14/03/2017)
I thoroughly recommend this enjoyable course for SLTs wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in working with adults who stammer with a stammer more easily, holistic approach. The teaching was of a high and accessible quality. Full of relevant content with valuable opportunities to practise new techniques and ask questions. I have applied particular content such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and art therapy to other client groups as well. The best training course I have been on - thank you City Lit SLTs.
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Review by Lucy / (Posted on 14/03/2017)

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Course Code: XS502

Mon-Wed, day, 25 Feb - 07 Oct '19

Duration: 4 sessions (over 33 weeks)

Full fee: £459.00
Senior fee: £459.00
Concession: £459.00

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