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Unlocking talent: the Employers Stammering Network - BSA's new initiative enabling employers to receive information, support and advice on how to recruit and support people who stammer.
Ed Balls helps to unlock talent by launching the Employers Stammering Network (pdf) - BSA News Release, 7th May.
European fluency specialisation - the ECSF consortium has announced that registration for the 2013-2014 course cycle is open.
BSA London Open Day - date for the diary: Saturday, 12th October 2013. We will be adding more information nearer the time.
From Speaking Out magazine, Autumn 2012:
The Art of Communication: BSA Conference 2012 - the Doncaster Stammering Association put together a successful weekend of fun, music and art
Creating resilience factors to improve life outcomes - Ryan Rivera gives some tips on creating resilience to cope with stammering
From stage to screen: Working at the BBC - how taking up acting led her to a job interviewing high-profile politicians
Using the brain to understand stammering - by researchers from the Speech and Brain Research Group at Oxford University
The 7th World Congress on Fluency Disorders - three speech and language therapists share their experiences of the tri-annual event.
Skydive for stammering, and break a world record - raise money for stammering, while joining this attempt to break a world record for tandem parachute jumps. BSA has 5 places. The skydive is in September, in Nottingham, but deadline to apply is 14th June.
Unlocking talent: the Employers Stammering Network - BSA Chief Executive Norbert Lieckfeldt introduces the new initiative to create networks of people who stammer within organisations.
Out With It by Katherine Preston - Book review. In her debut book, Katherine Preston gives a refreshingly honest memoir of her journey of living with a stammer, cleverly weaved with information and quotes gathered through interviews with celebrities, researchers and ordinary people who stammer.
Participants wanted for stammering and social anxiety research study - NHS Norfolk and the University of East Anglia (UEA) are trying to develop a new treatment for social anxiety in people who stammer, and are looking for participants.
Friends Reunited event, London - booking now open for the carvery lunch at a top West End hotel, organised by Rachel Albert. £15 per person. 23rd June.
Wrexham self-help group - new group in North Wales.
Chelmsford social/support group starting up. First meeting is on 16th April.
Nordic Stuttering Seminar 2013 - Enköping, Sweden. 6-8 September 2013.
World Congress discount extended - the deadline for registering with a 25% discount is now end of April (it was end of February). The World Congress of People who Stutter is in the Netherlands, this June.
Palin PCI Training in Scotland - a rare opportunity for a two day training course in Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Perth, 20th and 21st June. For speech and language therapists. Presented by Scottish SIG in Fluency Disorders. With Jane Fry from the Michael Palin Centre.
UEA research on stammering and social anxiety - details of research carried out at the UEA in Norwich into an online treatment for social anxiety, and how this may be applied to adults who stammer and who experience social anxiety.
Interested in hosting a BSA conference? - there isn't a BSA National Conference this year (there is a World Congress coming up in June). But let us know if you are interested in hosting a 2014 National Conference.
Stammering awareness album - 'Voices found', an album featuring songs by 5 artists who stammer, is released today 25th February. You can buy the CD or download it from iTunes. There's also a preview video online.
Let us have your pictures - we are finally redesigning BSA's website, and we are looking to show real people rather than models. Can you help?
British 10k London Run - Sunday 14th July. BSA has 6 guaranteed places in this unique run which takes participants on a momentous journey through central London.
After School Teens Group, Leeds - a group for young people aged 1317 who stammer. Run by the Stammering Support Centre in Leeds.
Training opportunity with the National Trust - would you like the chance to work in one of the National Trust's beautiful houses with their remarkable collections, to learn specialist skills in the care of historic buildings and the valuable treasures inside?
Sussex Stammer, Speech & Language Social - organising social events and meetings specifically for people in the Sussex area. Facebook page.
Brighton support group ('stammerless') - group which meets in Patcham, Brighton. There is also an existing Brighton & Hove support group.
Proposed sports session in Broxtowe - Broxtowe Sport is looking to put on a 6 week sport session for 16-25 year old males who have a stammer. Open to people in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. They are also interested in input on what sports you would like to see.
East London group (proposed) - a new East London stammering self-help group is being proposed and is looking for people who are interested in attending.
From Speaking Out magazine, Spring/Summer 2012:
'Kings Speakers' - Harry Dhillon introduces his Toastmasters group for people who stammer
What a difference a year makes! - by Mandy Taylor, who leads the Belfast self-help group
New in the BSA members library:
Why I called my sister Harry, Michael O'Shea
Teasing and bullying: unacceptable behaviour program, Langevin
From Speaking Out magazine, Spring/Summer 2012:
'Bridges' - presentation by Trudy Stewart at the European Symposium on Fluency Disorders 2012
The King's Speech on stage - interview with Charles Edwards, who played King George VI in the play
Lights, Camera, Action! - by two of those who appeared on a March 2012 BBC documentary about the McGuire Programme
The Sun's Roy Hodgson headline
The teenage girl who stammered - by Lesley Brownlow-Mackarel, who published her first novel this year
Thoughts on the European Symposium on Fluency Disorders 2012
University challenge - going to university for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Rob Sullivan tells us how he coped and gives advice for new freshers. From the Autumn 2012 edition of Speaking Out.
Link to www.stammeringscotland.org, the new website of the West of Scotland Support Group which meets in Glasgow.
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