Category: News and events
How to help young people who stammer at school – Toby Hullyer
One way in which young people who stammer can be helped in the classroom is by teachers and members of staff offering support to them by trying to create a calm environment within the classroom. It is typically found that when people who stammer are more fluent in their speech when they are in a …Read more
Calling Speech & Language Therapists: Will you help us improve access to services for childhood stammering?
As the saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child”, and the same can be said to describe the provision...Read more
Mapping a new era – an invitation to join us!
Picture this: you find yourself on the quest to find the fitting support for your child's stammer. The way ahead seems unclear...Read more
ASC bursary available for City University Speech & Language Therapy Course
We are pleased to share that applications are now open to the City, University of London Intensive Group for Young People who stammer aged...Read more
Summer Internship with Action for Stammering Children
We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our team for three months to work with us on our research and policy projects...Read more
Get involved in our Royal Bake-Off!
On 6th May, the country will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III. To mark this royal occasion, we would love for you...Read more
From the Sidelines to the Spotlight: Speaking About Stammering at Old Trafford
Growing up, I faced bullying and rejection from classmates and teachers who...Read more
A review of ‘How To Be More Hedgehog’ by Sam Wiggins
"I could actually feel a how Lilly was feeling as I've been in the same situations, I felt as if it could have been me in the book!"Read more
A Tribute to Jeffrey
This is a tribute to the late Jeffrey Unerman, my life partner of eighteen years, a wonderful man and a stammerer. When I first met Jeffrey, his stammer struck me just as much as...Read more
We’re looking for new ASC Trustees!
ASC is the leading charity of its kind in the UK. We support children who stammer and their families across the UK by supporting and...Read more
Double the impact of your donation this December
Will you donate £10 to our Big Give Christmas Challenge Campaign?Read more
Review + Q&A: PARTS OF SPEECH by Tony Millett
The new memoir from Tony...Read more
NEWS: Marks & Spencer becomes first UK employer to offer dedicated name badges for staff who stammer
Marks & Spencer has become the first UK...Read more
NEWS: Action for Stammering Children appoints Ria Bernard as Chief Executive
We are delighted to share with you today the appointment of Ria Bernard as the new Chief Executive of Action for Stammering Children (ASC). In appointing her from a strong field of applicants, the Trustees commented on the strength of her vision for the charity, and her clinical and public policy experience. Ria is a …Read more
REVIEW: ‘Wonder Boy’ at The Old Vic, Bristol – ★★★★★
Action for Stammering Children has recently appointed a new Communications and Projects Co-ordinator, Connor Tregunna. He recently organised a theatre trip to Bristol for our Youth Panel and here is his personal review of the production. For a long time, when I’ve told people I have a stammer, they often say “Oh, like in The King’s Speech?” …Read more
Help us set the questions for the future of stammering research!
Stammering charities, professional bodies, researchers, parents, teachers and young people who stammer have all come together to determine and define the most important research priorities. They have formed a steering group which have created this survey that will result in finding the most important questions to be answered by researchers, in the field of stammering. …Read more
Action for Stammering Children’s Chief Executive, Steven Gauge, has announced he will be stepping down in May, this year.
The Charity, Action for Stammering Children looks back at the work...Read more
Strengthening intervention trials for children and adolescents who stammer
An exciting new paper was...Read more
Read our latest annual review
Highlights from our annual review 2020/21...Read more
Georgie, 17, has created an emotional piano composition for ISAD 2021.
Georgie, 17, has composed...Read more
An Evening with Ed Balls
Join Ed Balls in the kitchen as he cooks and chats with...Read more
Travers Reid Award Winner
Congratulations to Rakesh Chowkalli...Read more
Exciting news as we welcome a new Chair of Trustees and a new Vice President
On 1st April...Read more
Our research activity – and the chance to take part!
Over the last year...Read more
11 year old Shelby writes about his BBC interview
Hi, my name is Shelby...Read more
The Oxford Dysfluency Conference: learning from researchers across the globe
Last week researchers from...Read more
We are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
One donation, creates twice the impact...Read more
Chair of Trustees, Joanna Hunter OBE, is stepping down next year.
Joanna joined the board...Read more
One-to-one career mentors for young people who stammer...Read more
If you stammer and need to wear a mask…here are some top tips.
Jack Dinsley shares his...Read more
It’s International Stammering Awareness Day 2020!
Thursday 22nd October 2020 is ISAD 2020...Read more
‘Stackback in Time’ has officially launched!
We have now launched our brand new website, ‘Stamback in Time’, the two year project that has been created and put together by our very own Youth Panel. Since it’s launch in September, we have received excellent feedback and lots of positive reviews. The ASC Youth Panel is a collection of bright young stammerers from …Read more
Lockdown sees 57% rise in calls to stammering helpline
The number of calls have increased...Read more
When your mute button gets stuck
With the world in lockdown...Read more
Enhancing our understanding: stammering & mental health
Research shows us....Read more
2.6 Challenge Triumph
Wow! What a day....Read more
Michael Derrig-Adams, who raised over £13,000, was interviewed on ITV news and Channel 5!
Michael was interviewed...Read more
“Over a fifth of Britons feel comfortable with jokes about stammering” finds YouGov Study
A new YouGov poll has shown...Read more
Calling children who stammer and their parents for an online UCL research study
Find out more...Read more
Travers Reid Hon FRCSLT Co-founder and Life President of Action for Stammering Children
Travers Reid...Read more
Postcode lottery in specialist stammering services across the UK
Read our latest report...Read more
Upcoming Event – Sir Michael Palin: Live on Stage at Cadogan Hall
Join Michael at Cadogan Hall on the 26th February 2020...Read more
‘Strictly’ Leaderboard and Meet the Couples!
Meet the couples and check out who's top of the leaderboard!Read more
Research Panel Event 30 Years On
On Monday 16th September, Action for Stammering Children held a research panel event...Read more
Careers Networking Event
For young people who stammer, climbing the first rungs of the career ladder...Read more
“When I met Michael Palin”
I arrived at the BBC studios filled with excitement for that morning...Read more
We Did It! Thank you for helping us reach our Big Give Christmas Challenge Target
WE DID IT! Thanks to your...Read more
Double Your Donation this week with the Big Give Christmas Challenge!
Help ASC raise £20k for the...Read more
Congratulations Phoebe and Team Rickshaw!
They've done it! Team Rickshaw have completed...Read more
Trustees’ Week: Claudine writes about her experience as a Trustee for ASC
I write these words five days...Read more
Youth Panelist, Phoebe, to take part in BBC One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge!
Pheobe from the ASC Youth...Read more
The Travers Reid Award 2018
Applications are invited for the 2018 Travers Reid Award to be made in honour...Read more
ASC Youth Panelist, Phoebe, blogs about first ‘Stamback in Time’ Session
When we arrived...Read more
Hard-hitting speech by fifteen-year-old student wins “Speak Out” Challenge!
Fifteen-year-old Erin...Read more
Captain Jimmy Lang on why he became a Stambassador
It is important that children, who are our future, are...Read more
ASC Launches Stamback In Time
Action for Stammering Children are very excited to announce...Read more
Stambassadors – Inspiring Young People To Think Big About Their Career
Whether they’re moving on...Read more
Stammering Network congratulate ITV on raising awareness of stammering
ITV has raised awareness...Read more
COOP Community Fund – How to choose Action for Stammering Children if you live outside London
As we kick off the new year...Read more
THANK YOU for Helping Us Raise Over £30k!
WE DID IT! Thanks to your generosity, we’ve managed...Read more
Double your Donation with the Big Give Christmas Challenge!
Help ASC raise £30k for the MPC Helpline...Read more
Ed Balls Talks to Nursery World about his Stammer and work with ASC
Every year on 22 October I make sure I show my support...Read more
Chief Executive, Phil Pyatt, tells us about his first year at ASC
Well, it’s been over a year now since I became...Read more
ASC Launches New Website in time for ISAD!
Happy International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) everyone!Read more
Youth Panel Member, James, raises money for ASC!
On Saturday the 14th of October I set out...Read more
Why Phil’s Stammer inspired him to become an SLT
As I grew up with a stammer, becoming a speech...Read more
Colin Firth and Ed Balls host private screening for ASC
Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and Ed Balls, former...Read more
Coping with Stammering at University
A few weeks ago I was contacted by my speech and language therapist, Teressa Howarth...Read more
ASC Youth Panel Member, Joe Allen, discusses stammering on BBC Essex!
I have been attending...Read more
Latest News from the ASC Youth Panel
Another Saturday and another successful meeting...Read more
ASC Youth Panel – One Year On!
From the Youth Panel first forming in September 2015...Read more
Zain Ghani, ASC Youth Panel Member – Work Experience – Speaker’s House Event
Monday 17th October was...Read more
ASC survey of stammering services
Action for Stammering Children has released...Read more
A warm welcome to our new Youth Panel members!
ASC’s mission is to transform...Read more
An Interview with Ben Cleary
Ben Cleary is a film writer and director from Dublin and his recent short film ‘Stutterer’...Read more
An open letter to young women who stammer
In October 2015, ASC launched it’s Youth Panel...Read more
Calling all parents!
As part of ASC’s continuing review of speech and language services across the UK, we have commissioned a survey...Read more
A message from our Youth Panel
We asked Joel Winston, a member of our Youth Panel to write about what it's like...Read more
A call to all SLTs!
Action for Stammering Children (ASC) has commissioned an independent review to help us...Read more
One London Virgin Money Marathon place available!
On the Sunday 24th April 2016, over 50,000 runners will take part...Read more
ASC’s newly appointed Youth Panel
The Board of Trustees of ASC recognise that children and young people...Read more
Want to run for charity?
Action for Stammering Children (ASC) has some exciting news for you all.Read more
Why we work with young people
Some thoughts from Jane Harley, one of...Read more
May the force be with you this bank holiday!
Today is everyone’s favourite Friday…the Friday before Bank Holiday Monday!Read more
Training for the Marathon? Pft… I trained for the circus today (The Marathon runners win!)
Ed Balls: Help Unlock a Child’s Voice
I was honoured to join Action for Stammering Children (ASC)...Read more
The festive period is now just a distant memory and the January blues are biting...Read more
A Wonderful Time to Join ASC
It’s two days until Christmas and I haven’t bought a single present yet…Read more
It’s the last afternoon of the Michael Palin Centre ‘intensive’ (that’s a two week intensive group therapy course...Read more
Children who Stammer Make Some Noise (and so do Michael and Ed!)
A number of London radio stations...Read more
All in a day’s work
It was the last day of our two-week group intensive therapy course for young people who stammer aged 15 to 18...Read more
‘Old Boys’ and ‘Old Girls’
We sometimes wonder what happened to children and young people who have attended for therapy...Read more