At Action for Stammering Children, we provide support to other areas across the UK by funding a residential course with the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Excellence Network, and have continued to collaborate with other organisations focused on the needs of children and young people who stammer.
In October 2016, 18 teenagers who stammer attended an outdoor activity-based residential course at Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre in North Yorkshire. The course was run by the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Excellence Network for Stammering in partnership with ASC. The participants and their families reported significant improvements in their teenager’s self-confidence and approach to their stammer as a result of attending the course.
“They got me to speak to people who I normally wouldn’t talk to and in front of everyone which I believe has helped my confidence.”
During the May half-term, 10 young people who stammer attended our first week long outdoor activity-based residential at Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre in Staffordshire. The Course was run in partnership with the North West Fluency Clinical Excellence Network for Stammering, with those attending coming from across North West.
Phil and Alanna from ASC traveled up to Staffordshire on the final day to hear the young people give presentations on the week’s events. They heard fantastic feedback from young people and therapists alike, reporting significant improvements in their self-confidence and approach to their stammer.
“I was apprehensive and only planned to stay for the day, but ended up staying for the whole week. I feel much more confident and have met other people who stammer for the first time.”
Please watch this space for information on future residential courses and how to get involved.