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.

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: Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th February 2022 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 … Continue reading Adult Course

Intensive Fluency Course for Teens (14 -17 years)

Teens who stutter can learn tools to manage stuttering in a supportive group environment This five day course is modelled on The Michael Palin Centre’s Young People Intensive Course.  It combines work on speech fluency with training in communication and cognitive skills, in an intensive group setting. While the course is not expected to ‘cure’ … Continue reading Intensive Fluency Course for Teens (14 -17 years)

Adolescent Course

Children who stutter between the ages 11 and 17 can develop tools and confidence in a group setting We are intending to offer at least one course for adolescents (age range to be based on interest) in 2022. This three-day course focuses on learning speech techniques as well as looking at the thoughts and feelings … Continue reading Adolescent Course

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)

SPEAK UP Day (8-18years)

Young people who stutter thrive when they have a supportive group of people their age they can relate to This social day is a great way for young people who stutter to spend time together and gain support, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, learn more about stuttering and have FUN! Date: To be … Continue reading SPEAK UP Day (8-18years)

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.