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ASC Mentoring Scheme

Our mentoring programme launched in 2021 and pairs professionals who stammer with young people who stammer (aged 18 – 25) embarking on the transition to higher education or the world of work.

In collaboration with our partner, Sam Simpson, young people who stammer benefit from 6-months of one-to-one career mentoring with an adult who has experience of navigating their own career path with a stammer. The mentoring scheme is coordinated together with Sam and you can find out a little more about her below.

Sam Simpson is a speech and language therapist, person-centred counsellor, supervisor and trainer. She works in independent practice and contributes to the development and delivery of the professional training programmes offered through Redefining Stammering as well as the City Lit stammering therapy team and intandem (a supervision, training and development collective). Sam has over 25 years’ experience of supervising in a range of contexts, including the public, private, education and voluntary sectors. She teaches about supervision at post-qualification levels and co-wrote the 2017 RCSLT professional guidance on supervision. She is currently co-editing Supervision in Speech and Language Therapy: Personal Stories and Professional Wisdom together with Cathy Sparkes and Deborah Harding. Due for publication in 2024, the book features contributions from participants in previous ASC mentoring programmes.

Applications are currently open for cohort 3 of the Mentoring Scheme – Apply Now!
Deadline 26th April 2024


Youth Panel

Our Youth Panel of dedicated and talented 15 – 25 year olds meet regularly to plan new campaigns and initiatives with the aim of raising awareness about the impact of stammering and how society can better support children and young people who stammer. 

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