ABOUT STAMMERING

Children

Stammering means that your words get stuck when you speak. About 5% of children stammer so, if you stammer, you are not alone.

You can get loads of information here about:

  • What is stammering?
  • Why do people stammer?
  • Who I can talk to about it?
  • How can I attend the MPC?
  • Top tips
  • What if I'm being teased?
Children

“I feel more confident with this client group now and have a better knowledge of family and interaction strategies.”

  • What is stammering?
  • Why do people stammer?
  • Who I can talk to about it?
  • How can I attend the MPC?
  • Top tips
  • What if I'm being teased?

Helpline

020 3316 8100

Talk with an expert.

Get information and advice.

Our helpline is for parents or carers, children, young people or adults who stammer,  speech and language therapists, teachers, employers, GPs and other professionals.

Therapists man the helpline regularly during the week. Phone to find out when the next helpline slot is or email and a therapist will get back to you. Let us know if it is urgent.

 

 

Teachers

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Latest news

Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

We were deeply saddened to hear that Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks passed away on 7th November. Lord Sacks was a long-time friend of the Michael Palin centre, and great supporter of our work with children who stammer. He first became involved when the late Dr Lena Rustin was head of the Centre. Lena co-founded …

12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference

Due to COVID-19 the 12th ODC has been postponed. It will now take place from the 6th-9th January 2021 with the theme ‘Challenge and Change.’ Go to http://www.dysfluencyconference.com for more information about the programme and how to register or submit an abstract.

Richard Mintz OBE

In its early days, Richard was a trustee of the charity Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (now Action for Stammering Children). This charity, chaired by Travers Reid, worked together with the NHS to set up the Michael Palin Centre under the leadership of Lena Rustin. The Michael Palin Centre became an internationally renowned …

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