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.

Intensive Fluency Course for Adults

This five day course is based on the Camperdown Program and focuses on learning speech techniques to manage stuttering. The course aims to increase confidence by transferring speech skills into the ‘real world’. It also provides the opportunity to meet others who stutter in a supportive environment. The course will be held in either July … Continue reading Intensive Fluency Course for Adults

Intensive Fluency Course for Teens (14 -17 years)

This five day course is modelled on The Michael Pain 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’ stuttering, it provides the teen and their family with strategies to reduce stuttering behaviours … Continue reading Intensive Fluency Course for Teens (14 -17 years)

Fluency & Confidence Course (11-13years)

This three day course is an adaptation of the Intensive Fluency Course for Teens. The course combines work on speech techniques with training in thinking skills in a group setting. While the course is not expected to ‘cure’ stuttering, it provides the student and their family with strategies to reduce stuttering behaviours and to develop … Continue reading Fluency & Confidence Course (11-13years)

Confident Communicators Group (7-10years)

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). Each session involves activities that provide opportunities for the children to explore stuttering and how it affects them.  Parent(s) are expected … Continue reading Confident Communicators Group (7-10years)

SPEAK UP Day (8-18years)

This social day for young people who stutter (aged 8-18 years) is usually held in the October school holidays (Thursday 10th October 2019) and 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 more about stuttering and have FUN! … 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.