Overview of Stammering

Overview of Stammering

Course Overview

Our Overview of Stammering Training Course is effective in supporting young children and their families who stammer. This course will provide an overview of stammering by identifying what stammering is, what we know about stammering, the different types of stammering and the characteristics of stammering. We will look at the Multifactorial Model (2008) and The Palin Model of Stammering (2019) and how physiological factors, speech and language, psychological and environmental factors have an impact on stammering and the changes made from updated research. We will also look at some strategies on how best to support children in the setting and identify what helps and what doesn’t help a young person who stammers

Why is it important to take this course?

Stammering is a speech disorder characterised by involuntary repetitions or prolongations of sounds, syllables or words, or by involuntary hesitation or pauses that disrupt the rhythmic flow of speech - World Health Organisation, 2001.

If you have a child or young person in your setting who stammers and you do not have much knowledge about stammering or are unsure of how best to support the child or young person this overview of stammering course will provide you with an understanding of stammering and how best to support the child.

If an individual does not have the knowledge on how best to support a young person who stammers, it may provide negative experiences and impact on the young person’s self-esteem and communication and interaction skills. If not fully supported a young person who stammers may be reluctant to speak.

It is important to acknowledge that stammering is not to be perceived as something that is ‘bad’ and that it is okay to stammer. A stammer does not define who the child is as a person and they are good communicators too.


What will you learn on the course?
  • An overview of stammering and what it is.
  • The different types of stammering (developmental stammering and acquired stammering)
  • Characteristics of stammering (e.g. part word repetition, whole word repetition, prolongations, blocking, facial tensions, body movements etc)
  • How you can help a young person who stammers – what helps/what doesn’t help
  • Overview of therapy in clinic sessions
  • Where to access further support (websites etc)
What are the benefits of attending this course?
  • To develop your understanding of stammering and to know that it is okay to stammer
  • You will be able to identify and recognise the different characteristics of stammering
  • To develop knowledge on how best to support a young person who stammers
  • To understand that stammering is a neurological condition and it is universal
  • To understand that there is no cure for stammering and a person’s stammer can change from hour to day or sentence
  • You get the opportunity to speak with a Speech and Language Therapist who has experience of working with children who stammer.
  • Ensure all children have an equal opportunity to thrive and reach personal milestones
  • Learn how to implement universal strategies that can support all children and develop their language and communication skills
  • ChatterBug Certificate of Achievement (Used as CPD Training)
  • This course allows you to upskill colleagues in your setting
  • Opportunities for further questions and access to further support


Our Overview of Stammering training course, is perfect for education and childcare professionals, such as teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO’s working with children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). The course is also suitable for speech and language therapists, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking a degree in the field and looking for support and more information.


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  • Around 8% of UK children will stammer at some point in their lives and 3% of the UK adult population stammer, many children recover naturally or with support (Yairi and Ambrose, 2013)
  • Stammering is often called stuttering and dysfluency – it’s all the same. While initially it may affect boys and girls equally, later there are 4 or 5 times as many boys than girls who stammer (Stamma).
  • Stammering usually starts in childhood between 2 and 5 years of age – it may be sudden or gradual onset (Stamma)

Our training courses are perfect for education and childcare professionals, such as teachers, teaching assistants and SENCO’s. The course is also suitable for speech and language therapists, undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking a degree in the field wanting to learn about how they can support pupils in the classroom or their setting. 

At Chatterbug, we are always seeking new and effective ways to support professionals education and child care professionals who work within schools and with children with speech and language communication needs. All of our training courses are written and delivered by our expert Speech and Language Therapists and quality and evidence based intervention strategies are guaranteed. 

These programmes are designed to help raise awareness, teach valuable skills and share knowledge, and ultimately provide your staff with the confidence to support individuals with speech and language communication in your setting. The aims of these courses are also to spark your creativity when planning your lessons, in order to create an inclusive environment allowing pupils to reach their full learning potential as well as making the classroom and learning environment more inclusive for pupils with SLCN.

Our training and therapy programmes are designed to effectively target the following areas:


Focus on establishing supportive communication environments at home and in school, thus providing consistency. 


Create bespoke therapy sessions for individuals or groups, either as a single occurrence or ongoing input. We can also train parents and staff to deliver these programmes. 


We actively promote quality-first teaching, and can conduct a full or part audit of your staff and school environment to help tailor our programmes to your needs. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our training courses will be taking place online via Google Meet. All relevant support information for accessing the course will be sent out to attendees prior to the course.

We accept all major debit/credit cards via Stripe and Paypal. We have an invoice option for education-based settings, schools and organisations.  Please select the Pay by Invoice option via checkout and a member of staff will contact you and send the appropriate department the invoice to pay.

Once completed, and we receive your order we will process the payment and send you an invoice request, once the payment has been paid we will send you confirmation and details to access the course directly. Please note if you are booking on behalf of someone else or a colleague please ensure you include their email address and contact .

Yes of course, please add all the course attendee(s) full name and email address at the time of booking.

We will be in touch with a booking confirmation as soon as we process your email.

This will include full of your course booking and also a full invoice.

It should hopefully give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

Yes, we provide a certified ChatterBug Certificate once you have completed the course and provided feedback. 

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course so that we can confirm that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs before you book the course. Please also let the trainer know at the start of your training day.

Once you have completed the training survey, and the training course we will provide you access to the training recording, as well as any resources (if applicable). The recording will only be available for 2 weeks from the date this is sent. 

Yes, we offer post training support for our in-house training sessions. Please contact communications@chatter-bug.com with any questions you have.

We can deliver a bespoke training programme to your staff. We deliver our training courses face to face in your setting and are commissioned directly by schools, nurseries, and academies. We work alongside trusts and clusters of schools to deliver the training programmes that you require. If our scheduled courses do not fully meet your requirements, we are happy to develop bespoke courses to meet the needs of your workforce and setting of a time and date that work for you.

What are the next steps?

If you would like a bespoke training programme or would like to to discuss how bespoke training could work for your setting please contact our office on 0113 240 8510 or email us at office@chatter-bug.com

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Dates & Prices

30/07/2021 3:30 pm

Virtual Workshop via Google Meet

1.5 hrs


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