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We’re pleased to share that the City University Intensive stammering group is returning, following postponement due to rail strikes last year. We are offering a bursary scheme for low income London-based families who wish for their child to attend the course which will cover the course fee, travel expenses for the young person and their parents and subsistence for the week.

Young people will need to have been offered a place on the course before applying for a bursary.

The one-week long intensive stammering course run by speech and language therapists at City University is open to all young people who stammer (aged 13 – 17) living in the UK. Children who stammer and also have additional needs are eligible to attend.

The course focuses on developing confidence in communicating, resilience and self-esteem. In particular, young people will:

• Explore ways to experience more effective and enjoyable communication
• Increase their understanding of communication, speaking and stammering
• Meet other young people who stammer
• Explore ways to stammer with less struggle and tension
• Develop greater awareness of their communication strengths and skills
• Practice communication/speaking goals that are important for them in their life
• Build more resiliency around communication.

The course also includes a parents’ session, which focuses on educating parents on supporting the young person’s resiliency around speaking and communication, as well as tackling specific topics that are important for parents, e.g., managing transitions, teasing/bullying, handling stress, etc.

The group will take place face-to-face, from Monday 22nd July until Friday 26th July. Sessions with the young people will run over 5 days, Monday-Friday 10.30am-4pm, with a number of breaks built-in, including time for lunch.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, you can contact the City University team: [email protected]