Stammering: Activist conversations continued

Course Dates: 06/05/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is for people who stammer and speech and language therapists who want to continue discussing and reflecting on how to put the social model of disability and stammering pride into action to improve the lives of people who stammer in a shared and collaborative learning environment. Previous attendance on the ‘Stammering: Difference not Defect’ study day is recommended/or significant prior engagement with the social model and stammering pride.
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Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00

Course Code: XS517

Fri, day, 06 May - 06 May '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

¿ Media narratives around stammering and how these can be challenged/changed to ensure less stereotypical representation of people who stammer
¿ Neurodiverse art, in the form of poetry, art and film, by people who stammer that captures a more nuanced experience of stammering
¿ The work of activist communities tackling the barriers people who stammer can encounter, e.g. at work (50 Million Voices)
¿ How workplaces and higher education could be re-designed to be inclusive of stammering and enable people who stammer to fulfil their potential
¿ The potential role of stammering pride/stammering gain in liberating stammering therapy for people who stammer of all ages
¿ How to be an effective stammering activist/ally.

What will we cover?

• Identify common media tropes around stammering
• Be able to reflect on neurodiverse art and its role in developing new and affirming narratives around stammering
• Identify disabling barriers people who stammer can encounter in education and in the workplace
• Describe adjustments/alterations to workplaces and universities that would make them more accessible to people who stammer
• Consider how the concept of stammering pride may be integrated in stammering therapy for children, young people and adults
• Identify strategies and methods to become a more effective stammering advocate.

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

• Identify common media tropes around stammering
• Be able to reflect on neurodiverse art and its role in developing new and affirming narratives around stammering
• Identify disabling barriers people who stammer can encounter in education and in the workplace
• Describe adjustments/alterations to workplaces and universities that would make them more accessible to people who stammer
• Consider how the concept of stammering pride may be integrated in stammering therapy for children, young people and adults
• Identify strategies and methods to become a more effective stammering advocate.

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

This course is for people who stammer, speech and language therapists and other allies (e.g. parents, academics) with an interest in the social model, stammering activism or stammering pride. It is expected that people attending will be familiar with the principles of the social model of disability and preferably have previously attended the ‘Stammering: Difference not Defect’ City Lit study day or similar.

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. It will be taught over zoom. Videos and handouts will be used and sent out in advance.

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

None.

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

Read Stammering: Pride and Prejudice (2019) Edited by Patrick Campbell, Chris Constantino and Sam Simpson. Published by J&R Press. http://www.jr-press.co.uk/stammering-pride-prejudice.html

Explore e-learning courses e.g. Future Learn course Disability and a Good Life: Thinking through Disability. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/thinking-through-disability.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.