Stammering Network – Partners

Action for Stammering Children continues to play a key role in the Stammering Network, a network of 7 organisations from the stammering community which was formed in 2015.  The aim of the network is to raise awareness of stammering to both the general public, and through government policy.

 

‘Stammering Therapy Changes Lives’ Event 

 

In October 2017, the Charity led on a Stammering Network event at Speaker’s House titled ‘Stammering Therapy Changes Lives.’ The event was an opportunity to raise awareness of stammering and the importance of speech and language therapy in transforming the lives of people who stammer in the UK. We heard from each speaker how it has helped their confidence – from high ranking politicians, to adults, children and young people.

 

Next Steps

 

Currently, the Stammering Network are working together with support from MPs to look at ways to highlight the importance of stammering provision within government policy.

 

The ‘Stammering Network’ is made up of the following organisations:

 

Chair – Action for Stammering Children (ASC) is a UK registered charity which supports expert therapy that transforms the lives of children and young people who stammer.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.

British Stammering Association (BSA) offers support to all whose lives are affected by stammering.

Employers Stammering Network (ESN) enables employers to receive information, support and advice on how to recruit and support people who stammer.

City Lit is an adult education college in Covent Garden, central London, offering over 4,000 part-time courses including several around stammering.

The Michael Palin Centre (MPC) based in London offers specialist assessment and therapy service in stammering.

The National CEN in Disorders of Fluency a group of UK Speech & Language Therapists interested in sharing information about fluency disorders.

 

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