Stuttering and fluency groups

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Stuttering and fluency groups

Speech and language therapy can offer stuttering and fluency groups for people who stutter / stammer. These groups will help to support individuals in using techniques to help lessen the impact of their stuttering. Stuttering groups give individuals the opportunity to meet other people who stutter and help to increase their self-esteem and confidence when communicating.

What is a stuttering and fluency group?

A stuttering and fluency group is a support group for individuals who stutter / stammer. A stuttering and fluency group will involve individuals who stutter of all ages and abilities. Stuttering and fluency groups allow individuals to share their experiences, techniques and information regarding stuttering. Stuttering and fluency groups provide the opportunity to meet individuals with similar problems. Stuttering and fluency groups also help individuals to practice speaking in a listener friendly environment.

Each group will vary in age, content, length of time and location. Each group will meet the specific needs of group members. Stuttering and fluency groups can include:

  • Stuttering and fluency groups for children who stutter.
  • Stuttering and fluency groups for teenagers / young adults who stutter.
  • Stuttering and fluency groups for adults who stutter.

Depending on the size of the group there may be one or two speech and language therapists present. The speech and language therapists are not there to intimidate people, they a simply there to provide support, advise, guidance and positive reinforcement for the group. Stuttering and fluency groups provide a friendly and safe environment for individuals to communicate in and share their similar experiences. Stuttering and fluency groups allow individuals to form new friendships, increase self-esteem and gain confidence about communicating.

What conditions can a stuttering and fluency group help with?

Stuttering and fluency groups can help:

Children with:

Adults with:

What are the benefits of a stuttering and fluency group?

There are many benefits of stuttering and fluency groups, the main benefits are being able to confidently communicate with others in a listener friendly environment and increasing self-esteem and confidence. Other benefits include:

How can I arrange to attend a stuttering and fluency group?

If you are interested in attending a stuttering and fluency group and would like some more information, please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.

Summary

Stuttering and fluency groups are support groups for individuals who stutter. Stuttering and fluency groups provide a safe and friendly environment for individuals to meet new people and share their communication experiences. Stuttering and fluency groups can provide techniques and information to help lessen the impact of an individual's stutter. If you would like any more information or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.


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