Courses by the Fluency Trust for children and teenagers aged 10-17, combining stammering therapy with outdoor activities.
Tear your young ones (or yourself) away from tablets and video games this summer for a residential stammering therapy course combined with outdoor activities.
The Fluency Trust, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, provides annual courses for 10-17 year-olds. Their Blockbuster course (for 10-12 year-olds) and Teen’s Challenge course (13-17 year-olds) run alongside each other and include:
- an assessment day, held in Swindon: (Sat 6th or Sun 7th July)
- a five-day residential course, held at Skern Lodge Activity Centre, Devon: (Mon 29th July to Fri 2nd August)
- a follow-up day: (Sat 5th October)
- a report, liaison with professionals.
The Fluency Trust says, 'The combination of challenging outdoor activities and intensive therapy work to develop greater confidence and self-esteem. These are vital factors in dealing with the emotional and physical challenges of stammering'.
You don't have to live in Swindon to enrol.
For more information please visit: https://thefluencytrust.org.uk
Some comments from previous participants:
'I tackled things I never thought I would. It helped knowing I was surrounded by people in the same situation as me.' (Tara, 14)
'The course has had a massive impact on my life. I can manage my stammer and speak more confidently'. (Preet, 16)
'The child I picked up was a different child, his spirits lifted - priceless'. (Parent of a past student)