Refresh, revise stammering therapy

Course Dates: 27/10/22 - 15/12/22
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: 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.
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Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £16.00

Course Code: XS306

Available start dates 

Thu, eve, 27 Oct - 15 Dec '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is about revising and developing work you have already done on a Stage 1 evening course or an intensive course. You will review the speech work you have already covered and explore ways of further extending its use in everyday life. You will continue working towards becoming more open about and desensitised to stammering.

What will we cover?

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the course curriculum and the content will be determined by the needs of you and the other group participants. There is likely to be some revision of identification, desensitisation and speech work. Topics that are sometimes covered include; managing time pressure, assertiveness, telephone skills and presentations.

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

Outcome will be determined by your own aims. We deliberately do not set specific learning objectives for this course as we believe it is important for people at this stage of therapy to be working on their own specific goals.

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

This course is for people who stammer and who have had previous speech therapy. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
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?

There is a large component of practical work. Visual aids including video and handouts are used. Work will be undertaken both in the whole group and smaller sub-groups using a wide variety of communication activities. You are encouraged to extend therapy into working on your speech outside and to take an increasing level of responsibility for your learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may choose to do another Stage 2 stammering therapy course, or one of our topic-based courses.

Anita McKiernan

Anita McKiernan, BSc, MSc, Dip Coaching, Dip Counselling Skills, MRCSLT, HCPC registered. Anita is a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist and joined CityLit as a part-time tutor in 2019. Her wider work includes children, young people & adults with Selective Mutism, Stammering and Voice Disorders. She spent several years working in the NHS in clinical & management roles. Anita is also a Visiting Lecturer & Clinical Tutor at City, University of London. She is the Chair of the National Clinical Excellence Network in Selective Mutism and is an adviser for the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists. She is also a member of the National and Regional Clinical Excellence Networks in Fluency. Anita has completed further qualifications in areas of Coaching & Counselling and uses a range of psychological approaches in her work. As a lover of the Arts and trained improviser, Anita reslishes the creative process of working with others. She draws on various art forms as appropriate, including art-making, music, movement, improvisation and poetry. She has written songs & melodies for therapeutic use and writes poetry when the impulse strikes!.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.