What is the course about?
The course is about qualified speech and language therapists developing their knowledge and skills for working
with adults 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
- 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.