Stuttering therapy for school age children should be approached with the right tools

This one-day workshop is a practical workshop for speech language therapists working with school-aged children who stutter. The workshop will be interactive with case studies, videos and role-plays. START's specialist speech language therapists, Anna Hearne and Brittney Mackie, will facilitate these workshops.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have:

a theoretical understanding of the available evidence for different treatment and approaches

      • the knowledge to assess and provide treatment for this client group
      • the opportunity to practice specific techniques/therapy approaches
      • an understanding of how feelings and attitudes can impact children who stutter
      • strategies to help children deal with teasing and bullying

2021 Course Dates

Thursday 15 April 2021
9am - 4:30pm
Ministry of Education Christchurch office
48 Hereford Street, West End

Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 August 2021
9am - 12:30pm

Monday 1 November 2021
9am - 4:30pm
The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

Half Day Workshop Dates

Wednesday 4 August 2021
9am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 30 November 2021
9am - 12:30pm

$220 per person - one day workshop
$110 per person - half day workshop
$300 per person - both workshops

Please write in the message which course you are interested in:


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May 2019 - Christchurch

“Spread the word – so that more SLTs can have the opportunity to understand the range of interventions and help PWS (people who stutter).  Thank you both so very much.  Very well done”

“A lot of practical strategies that I can put into practice straight away”

“Real life examples and lots of time for questions.  Well explained points and organised presentation”.

“It’s great to ask questions ‘in the moment’.  You make it such a safe environment to ask questions and make comments”

August 2019 – Auckland

“Wonderful presenters!  Great strategies and advice on where to start.  Really encouraging to know that we can contact you.  I could listen to you both all day!”

“Very practical – provided with strategies I can apply to my practice”

“Range of tools and rationale – very comprehensive”

“Great workshop – practical, presenters are experts in the field and answered all questions.  Thank you for a great learning day”.

“Practical and up-to-date research information.  Enjoyed the demonstrations of the techniques and great to see the resources available”

“Friendly and approachable presenters.  Lots of chance to questions.  Practical ideas.  Thank you for a very thought provoking and practical course”