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 Fluency Course

Adults who stutter can learn speech techniques to manage stuttering in a group environment This three day course is based on the Camperdown Program and focuses on learning speech techniques alongside an introduction to cognitive tools. It also provides the opportunity to meet others who stutter in a supportive environment. The cost of this course … Continue reading Adult Fluency 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 modeled 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 either 11-13 year olds or 14-17 year olds in 2021. It will depend on the level of interest as to which of these courses we run. This … 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 an enjoyable experience for children who stutter aged 7-10 years. It consists of four sessions, over Terms 2 and 3, with each session building on the previous one(s). … 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 for young people who stutter (aged 8-18 years) is a great opportunity way for young people who stutter to spend time together and gain support, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, learn … 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.