When I lived in the UK, I was a stuttering specialist for adults and children at Croydon Community Health Trust. I have extensive experience in stuttering therapy from having worked there and at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children, the City Lit, and Enfield Community Health Trust.
I teach the Fluency Disorder Course within the Master's of Science Speech-Language Pathology program at Dalhousie University. Approaches:
Lidcombe Training for pre-school stutterers
Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Dealing with negative thoughts and bullying
Stuttering therapy for adults based on cognitive approaches
Avoidance reduction with real life training
Speech techniques to increase fluent speech
Therapy group for teens who stutter I am planning to set up a group for teens and tweens who stutter. Does your tween or teen stutter? Does he or she know anyone else who stutters? Often, young people who stutter do not know anyone else who does, and therefore feel very isolated and ashamed of his or her speech. Bringing tweens and teens together will give them the opportunity to share their experience of communicating, the reactions of others, and sharing their feelings and attitudes. We will create a safe and fun environment to be able to share openly. We will also be practicing speech techniques and practice them in the group by playing games and using role plays. When we reach a certain degree of mastery and have worked on our fears of speaking, we will also practice in the real world, for example on the phone, and at the shopping centre. We will also invite some adults who stutter to share their stories.
Please contact me if you and your child are interested.
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