Effective therapy is essential for people who stutter, and training and advice for Speech Language Therapists is just one of the ways we can ensure people who stutter have access to this.
Our team of speech language therapists are available to provide a variety of advice and support to those working in general practice. We host a number of training and professional development workshops for Speech Language Therapists throughout the year. We are also available to answer your questions regarding your clients.

Workshops for Speech Language Therapists

Working with School Age Children Who Stutter: Adding Tools to your Toolbox

This one day workshop is a practical ‘hands on’ workshop for Speech Language Therapists working with school aged children (5-8 years old) who stutter. The workshop is interactive with case studies, videos and role plays used to enhance learning. A half day workshop, offered three months later, is a follow up 'hands on' session which … Continue reading Working with School Age Children Who Stutter: Adding Tools to your Toolbox

An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (known as ACT) is an action-oriented, mindfulness-based approach which has both personal and professional relevance.  ACT can be used with a wide range of client groups.  The two major goals of ACT are acceptance of experience which is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. … Continue reading An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention Workshop

The Lidcombe Program is an evidence based, behavioural treatment for early stuttering, developed by clinicians at the Stuttering Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District and researchers at the University of Sydney.  The treatment is administered by parents under the supervision of a clinician.  There are two stages in the Lidcombe Program.  During Stage 1 … Continue reading The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention Workshop

We also can tailor workshops and seminars for Speech Language Therapists.


Supervision for Speech Language Therapists

START’s specialist Speech Language Therapists are able to provide specialist supervision of stuttering therapy. If you are working with a client who stutters and would like to be supervised by one of our specialist trained SLTs, please email support@start.org.nz or call 09 579 6775.


Fluency Disorders Special Interest Group

START co-cordinates a Fluency Disorders Special Interest Group which meets four times year. This group is open to Speech Language Therapists and Speech Language Therapy students studying in New Zealand. Meetings run for 1.5-2 hours in various locations throughout Auckland and focus on networking, case discussion and professional development. Please contact Voon Pang on voon@start.org.nz if you are interested in being involved. Inclusion in the meetings via Skype may also be possible.