Refresher workshop for people who stammer

Course Dates: 22/11/19 - 23/11/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Carolyn Cheasman
Cathinka Guldberg
Corinne Moffatt-Santos

Feeling a bit rusty when it comes to working on your stammering? If you have already completed some therapy either at Build or elsewhere, this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.


What is the course about?

In need of a top up? This course is an ideal opportunity for you to review your progress, re-set aims and continue working on areas you feel are important.

What will we cover?

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the course curriculum. Content will largely be determined by the needs of the group participants and will include revision on key aspects related to becoming more open about stammering and techniques to manage your stammering more easily as well as group discussion and aim-setting for the future. Other topics often include giving a presentation and managing time pressure.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Outcome will be dependent upon each individual students' aims.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for people who stammer and who have had previous speech therapy. To access the course you will need to have an adequate level of English to:
- Express your opinions and feelings
- Follow discussions and make relevant contributions
- Make use of handouts with some assistance if necessary
Before joining the class you will need to speak to one of the Speech Therapy team.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A variety of methods will be used including:
- presentation by tutor
- discussion
- pairs and small group work
- self-exploration
- practical exercises.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't attended one previously.
Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including topic-based workshops.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

good practical content, to get you back on track
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Review by Becca / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
Focusing on your speech without the distractions of everyday life is invaluable. The course helped me to re-engage with previous learnt skills and techniques and it was really nice to meet other people who stammer to remind yourself that you're not alone.

As always, nothing but praise for the tutors: you are a rock and it is a great comfort that you are always there when I need support.
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Review by Howard / (Posted on 02/04/2019)
If you're speech has been going through a rough patch and is showing no signs of getting back on track, then this two day refresher course is the perfect answer.

It is run by two experienced, focused speech therapists and the atmosphere right from the start at 10am on the Friday was totally supportive and therapeutic. During the two days they managed to cover a wide range of stammering topics including desensitisation, voluntary stammering, block modification, pausing and speaking circles, all of which I found extremely helpful. By the start of day two, I was already feeling much less tense about my speech and speaking in a more relaxed fashion, using in-block modification for the first time and focusing on moving forward with the next sounds/words, rather than waiting for the sounds to be forced out of nowhere.

In addition, I met some lovely like minded people!

It is great knowing this two day refresher is available at the Build twice a year. Long may it continue.
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Review by Christine M / (Posted on 01/04/2019)
Tutor Biographies
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Course Code: XS213

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Fri-Sat, day, 22 Nov - 23 Nov '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £60.00
Concession: £60.00

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
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Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2578

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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