Our specially developed group therapy courses combine intensive therapy with an opportunity to meet others who stutter in a relaxed and supportive environment. You will be able to relax and learn from our specialised Speech Language Therapy team, as well as receive helpful tips from others who stutter.

Our qualified team of specialist speech language therapists are all members of the New Zealand Speech Therapy Association (NZSTA), providing internationally accepted and effective therapy for clients.

Watch the video below from The Project showing the work we do in our courses.

Confident Communicators Group (7-10years)

Your child who stutters between the ages 7 and 10 can learn about stuttering and gain confidence in a group setting This group is designed to be a fun experience for children aged 7-10 years. It consists of four sessions, over Terms 2 and 3, with each session building on the previous one(s). Each session … Continue reading Confident Communicators Group (7-10years)

Adolescent Course

Children who stutter between the ages 11 and 14 can develop tools and confidence in a group setting Group therapy can be an incredibly positive experience for young people who stutter. Young people who stutter may feel isolated, and like no one understands how it feels to stutter. They may talk less, and avoid speaking … Continue reading Adolescent Course

Adult Course

Adults who stutter can learn speech techniques to manage stuttering in a group environment This three-day course focuses on learning speech techniques alongside an introduction to cognitive tools. The course provides the opportunity to meet others who stutter in a supportive environment. Date: 2024 TBC Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily Venue: START, Stichbury … Continue reading Adult Course

Social Days

Young people who stutter thrive when they have a supportive group of people their age they can relate to We try to host social days for our young people who stutter throughout the year to give them an opportunity to socialise with their peers. Our upcoming 2024 dates: Come.Be.Do A social day for 7-14 year … Continue reading Social Days

Other Groups & Courses

Throughout the year we host social and support events for our clients and supporters. If you are interested in what is coming up, or would like to suggest an event, please contact us by emailing support@start.org.nz and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.