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Michael Palin Centre courses for...
2017 training courses for speech and language therapists. Details are on the...
Michael Palin Centre courses for therapists
‘Winning’ by Ellen-Marie Silverman
This book focuses on Jason Loring's teenage years, as he changes schools and...
'Winning' by Ellen-Marie Silverman
University/college students needed...
Creative and fun research project to look at participants' experiences in higher...
Students
Norbert Lieckfeldt – 15th anniversary...
To mark this anniversary, the BSA trustees invited some of those who have worked...
Anniversary cake
'Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero:...
Book review by Cherry Hughes, BSA Education Officer. Kim lives in Canada so...
Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero, by Kim Block
BSA library: 'Cluttering: Current...
We have now added this book on cluttering by Yvonne van Zaalen & Isabella...
Cluttering, by van Zaalen and Reichel
Radio: The Why Factor (BBC World...
Radio programme about stammering, available online. Broadcast February 2017....
BBC World Service
Children age 4-9 who stammer: research...
Raymond Ingram, a PhD student at the University of Essex, is conducting research...
Colchester
‘SheGate’ by Ellen-Marie Silverman
Book review by Paul Blythe. SheGate is the last book in the Jason Loring trilogy,...
'SheGate' by Ellen-Marie Silverman
Join our NHS adult therapy 'telehealth'...
Are you looking for NHS speech therapy but cannot access it locally – perhaps...
Telehealth
Paid adult participants required...
Can you help a University of Birmingham PhD student with a study on sound processing...
Univerisity of Birmingham research
E-book: The Stuttering Jock's Opera
E-book novel in which the narrator has a stammer. 'The Stuttering Jock's Opera'...
The Stuttering Jock's Opera
Survey for parents of children...
Jordan Barker, a speech and language therapy student at Newcastle University,...
Newcastle
Helping your child to love talking
Learning to talk is a wonderful process for parents and children
Mum and boy reading
Support the BSA - and get an e-card
Get an e-Christmas card when you support the BSA. You can email it out to friends,...
Justgiving 'Give Cards'
‘Stuttering meets stereotype,...
Review by Rachel Everard, speech and language therapist at City Lit. As a person...
‘Stuttering meets stereotype, stigma and discrimination: an overview of attitude research’ by Kenneth O. St. Louis
Stammering and post-traumatic stress...
Researcher Paul Brocklehurst argues that stammering and post-traumatic stress...
Paul Brocklehurst
Into the mind
After some hypnotherapy, Josh Raymond sees his stammer as a strange, panicky...
Josh Raymond
My experience at Speaker’s House
I was invited to attend the Stammerers Network Event on Monday 17th October...
Young adult Skype forum
Exciting news! Thursday 17th November is the first call of our new British and...
Skype calls
'Hear in Hull'
'Hear in Hull' performs artfully to raise understanding of stammering in Hull...
KC Stadium, Hull
Stammering therapy via video link
A project to deliver an on-screen stammering therapy service is to go ahead...
Stammering therapy via video link
Stammering Awareness Day 2016
Here are just some of things people did for 22nd October 2016, International...
Lewisham hospital awareness stall
Talking about stammering - in the...
Here are three of the speeches given by people who stammer, both children and...
Stammering Network event
An evening to tweet about!
October 17th saw an event by the Stammering Network at Speaker's House, The...
Stammering Network banner
Starfish course in Middle East
Starfish Project volunteers recently held a course in Dubai, reports Anne Blight,...
Starfish Project course, Dubai
Shine a Light Awards 2016/17
The Shine a Light Awards are back for 2016/17. Do you know someone who is a...
Shine a Light Awards 2016/17
‘Walking for Talking’
Growing up with a stammer was tough for Jamie, but his brother Dr AD Wilson...
Jamie and his a friend on top of a mountain in the 'Walking for Talking' challenge.
‘Speaking Out’ by Ed Balls:...
‘Speaking Out’ is a new book by Ed Balls, the former Education Secretary,...
Ed Balls: Speaking Out book
Getting to grips with my stammer
John Nottingham worked as an accountant for many years before seeing a Speech...
John Nottingham
‘Shouting from the summits’
Kala Ramachandran introduces her book Shouting from the summits. Her mountaineering...
Shouting from the Summits
Mama with a stammer
Heather is a teacher and a mum. Having speech therapy in her 30s brought home...
Mama with a stammer
Managing change
Speech is important for Ade Abimbola’s work as a change management professional....
Ade Abimbola
My experiences of teaching in Nepal
Volunteering in Nepal has helped Nisar Bostan appreciate the corner he has turned...
My experiences of teaching in Nepal
New City Lit course prospectus...
City Lit's prospectus of courses for adults who stammer from this September...
City Lit speech and language therapists
‘Shining a Light on Stuttering’...
Stand-up comedian Jaik Campbell introduces the new book he has co-authored:...
Shining a light on stuttering
Scottish Walk 'n' Talk 2016, Aberfeldy
The organising committee which even managed to arrange clear blue skies for...
Walk 'n' Talk 2016, Aberfeldy
Speech therapy in prison: the therapist’s...
Steph Burgess, SLT, gives her view of working with Mark in prison using telemedicine.
Steph Burgess in telemedicine room
'First Person Shooter' by Cameron...
BSA's librarian John Ford introduces two new books in the BSA library. Both...
'First Person Shooter' by Cameron Raynes
DHL stammering awareness posters
DHL, the global logistics company, has now produced posters to raise awareness...
DHL poster: Steve Barker
How do we talk about stammering?
BSA Trustee Patrick Campbell has written an interesting and challenging blog...
Patrick Campbell
'Employable me' TV opportunity
Are you interested in taking part in a TV programme which helps people into...
'Employable me' TV opportunity
Virtual reality therapy
Giving a talk to an animated audience in a virtual reality lecture theatre....
Virtual reality therapy
'Exploring Fluency in Down Syndrome',...
Review by Ben Bolton, SLT, of Monica Bray's new book 'Exploring Fluency in Down...
A day for everyone - London Open...
The BSA London Open Day attracted over 100 participants. The Organising Committee...
Shelagh Fogarty, BSA London Open Day 2016
Stammering Choir
Chris Timms is looking for people who stammer to form an amateur choir in London....
Stammering Choir
The science of stammering
Norman Miller reviews some of the research that is helping us better understand...
Norman Miller
New Civil Service group on Facebook
Are you a civil servant who stammers? Join up to the special closed Facebook...
Speech therapy success in prison
Mark’s speech and language therapy in prison had a transformative effect....
Short film about Stammering wins...
An Irish/UK co-production called Stutterer has won the Oscar for best short...
'Stutterer' film image
Snowdon climb in aid of BSA
A group of student speech and language therapists at Birmingham City University...
Birmingham City Uni SLT students
How does your stammering experience...
What is the study about? There is a lack of research studying minor day to day...
UCL
New Euston venue for City Lit evening...
City Lit evening courses on stammering are now at a new location next to Euston...
City Lit, Euston
Speakers of more than one language:...
Investigation into the degree of fluency disorders in speakers of more than...
Research: Bangor University
Reducing social anxiety: participants...
Participants needed! A study investigating the effect of a computerised intervention...
Commissioning with a stammer
Flying Officer JJ Wilson found his stammer no impediment to becoming a commissioned...
Flying Officer JJ Wilson
Stammering no longer a problem...
Through City Lit courses and a public speaking group, Tony Weiss turned round...
'My Journey, My Voice' exhibition
Christine Birney featured in an RCSLT exhibition in the Northern Ireland parliament...
Christine Birney
Stuttertalk podcast on Employers...
Iain Wilkie and Walter Scott feature in a Stuttertalk podcast on their work...
Stuttertalk podcast
Raising Awareness at EY
Launch of awareness raising posters at leading accountancy firm EY, for International...
EY poster: Ricky
New DVDs in BSA library
The BSA library is open to BSA members in the UK, and to UK qualified speech...
DVDs in BSA library
A magical place in North Carolina...
Richard Stephens spent three weeks in the US volunteering at CampSAY 2015, a...
CampSAY 2015
Press Release: Ed Balls to help...
The former Shadow Chancellor is helping to raise public awareness of stammering....
Joint press release
Daily Mail: Mother with lifelong...
'Mother whose lifelong stammer left her terrified to work in an office now spends...
Daily Mail article
BSA Youth Weekend 2015
The first British Stammering Youth Weekend in September was a resounding success....
BSA activities and achievements,...
2014 was an exciting and productive year for the British Stammering Association...
Door to BSA
New UK therapy option for adults...
Student delivered Camperdown Program and online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy...
Paid adult participants needed...
UCS write: We are seeking participants for a study investigating information...
University Campus Suffolk (UCS)
Do you stammer? Participants wanted...
Researchers at the Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford...
Brain image
'Silence Speaks Volumes'
Video and artwork from Wendy Ronaldson, who is doing a Fine Arts Degree.
'Silence speaks volumes' video
William and Oliver Racing for BSA
Two brothers racing for BSA
William Racing
Reports from the International...
The StutterTalk podcast has released several editions about this event, reporting...
IFA Congress 2015
Sgt Major Jimmy Lang in Sunday...
'It’s tough being a soldier with a stammer. I’ve had folk laugh in my face...
Jimmy Lang article
Research participants wanted: Motor...
'We are researchers at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University...
Research participants wanted: Motor skills in people who stutter
Stammering Networks on BBC R5 Live
DSN and Employers Stammering Network on Radio 5 Live.
Iain Wilkie, Walter Scott, and Jimmy Lang with Peter Allen
Running for BSA
This year, we had a number of fantastic runners sign up for the British 10k...
Unaccustomed as I was
Retired solicitor Richard Oerton reflects on his experience in giving a conference...
Richard Oerton
Scout Troop have been on a Fundraising...
40th Greenwich Scout Troop have been working towards their Fundraising Activity...
Scouts from Owl Patrol
New in the BSA library
Books and CDs recently added to our members' library. But do browse to look...
New in the BSA library
'The King's Speech' play - final...
BSA member Amanda Littleboy sent a final message to the cast and production...
King's Speech
Raising Stammering Awareness at...
Senior Audit Manager Mike Park has felt held back by his stammer throughout...
RBS Article on Stammering
We lost Roberta
Another sunny day, another email with terrible news. Roberta Williams. Lovely...
Roberta Williams
Celebrating Diversity at DHL
On Thursday 23rd April, BSA/ESN member Steve Moses from DHL Supply Chain gave...
Stammering no longer defines me
How one person who stammers had a life-changing realisation in a therapist-led...
Did your stammer start as an adult?...
Dr Matthew Moreland and Dr David Ward of the University of Reading are seeking...
Whiteknights House and HUMMS (humanities and social sciences) building on the Whiteknights campus. © University of Reading
Choir and fundraising at the 'King's...
A huge thanks to the Giving Voice SLT choir and Sheffield and Doncaster self-help...
Natalia set to mentor new students...
The Fluency Trust is running its annual course for children and young people...
Fluency Trust
The 4th ECSF European Symposium...
The fourth bi-annual Symposium, organised by the European Clinical Specialisation...
4th ECSF European Symposium on Fluency Disorders 2014
Dave Rowley
A gorgeous spring day in London. But there are news that turn the brightest...
Dave Rowley
The South Wales Stammering Network
John Evans introduces the Cardiff-based self-help group and tells us what it...
Cardiff
People who stammer needed for paid...
UCL write: The speech communication lab at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience...
Look who’s talking
Writer and blogger Jonathan Velardi contemplates the subject of creativity and...
Jonathan Velardi
Rising through the airwaves
Radio DJ Gareth Cottrell first appeared in Speaking Out in 2003 and then again...
Gareth Cottrell on air
The missing piece of the jigsaw...
In July, 19-year-old student Nisar Bostan embarked on his own stammering challenge...
Nisar with teacher Deborah Gibbon
Workplace worries
18-year-old Stephanie Sonko-Garvey shares her fears about moving into the world...
Workplace worries
Experiences of text relay users...
Do you sometimes use the text relay service? Ofcom are asking about users' experiences....
Experiences of text relay users wanted
The King's speech play: review
Rob Coe gives his view of the new production and chats with Raymond Coulthard...
The King's Speech
'We are stronger than you think',...
Betty, age 13, reading her poem 'We are stronger than you think'.
Poem by Betty, age 13
Adults who stammer needed for UCL...
Volunteers are needed for a University of College London research study into...
UCL
Research notice: Experiences of...
Participants aged 18-25 years old are needed to help improve understanding of...
ESN is Awesome
The Employers Stammering Network has been selected as one of 40 inaugural Awesome...
Awesome Network logo
'Challenge yourself'
Blogger Simon Walsh has been posting collages of how people challenge their...
Challenge yourself
Education experiences
Dr Trudy Stewart, an experienced Speech and Language Therapist is looking at...
'My war with words' on Forces TV
Forces TV programme in which Amy Matthews talks to servicemen who stammer.
'My war with words'
An accolade for stammering
Employers Stammering Network founder and co-Chair Iain Wilkie recently won the...
Iain Wilkie collecting his award
New Volunteer Charter
BSA is pleased to have signed up to Disability Action Alliance's new Volunteer...
Volunteer Charter
Me and my stammer
BSA trustee Paul Blythe talks about schooldays, avoidance, and gradually becoming...
Support BSA when you shop online
Are you shopping online this Christmas or New Year? Going via Give as you Live...
Give as you Live website
Next Generation Text Relay
BT recently launched their new Next Generation Text Relay, allowing people the...
Text relay service
Web based anxiety treatment for...
The Australian Stuttering Research Centre is asking for adults who stammer to...
Quentin Blake puts stammering in...
Susie Lloyd, an SLT working with children who stammer, interviewed Quentin Blake,...
Cover: 'The Five of Us' by Quentin Blake
New North Staffs/ Stoke-on-Trent...
Karen Hayward is setting up a social group with the intention of giving mutual...
North Staffs social group
Communication commitment for schools
The Communication Trust has released a short video giving a quick overview of...
Communication commitment
Article in Morpeth Herald
BSA member Arthur Young, from Longhorsley in Northumberland, has had an article...
Morpeth Herald article
What is it like to stammer?
Four under 16-year-olds explain what it feels like to have a stammer and how...
Video: What is it like to stammer?
ISAD online conference is now live
The International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) online conference 2014 is...
ISAD logo
Trudy's got the word out
Tributes to, and farewell speech by, Dr Trudy Stewart who retires at the end...
Dr Trudy Stewart next to 'Stammering Support Centre' sign.
Raising awareness in school
Kane (10) has created this fantastic information sheet to take to his school...
Kane's stammering information sheet
New in the BSA members' library...
The BSA members library is open to BSA members in the UK, and to UK qualified...
John Ford, BSA librarian, News
Facebook group for young adults
There is now a group for young people aged 18-30, ‘The Young British Stammering...
Young BSA Facebook group
How cognitive behaviour therapy...
John Farroway explains how an online programme transformed his attitude to stammering.
John Farroway
Changing lives
Harry Dhillon describes the effects the 9th European League of Stuttering Associations...
Harry Dhillon presenting in front of group
Just a few words
Performing arts student Nye Russell-Thompson tells us about his one-man play...
Relief from stuttering: Laying...
Book review, by Erin Williams and Andrew Burton Speaking Out reader Erin Williams...
'Relief from stuttering' by Ellen-Marie Silverman
BSA co-founder awarded MBE
Sparrow Harrison was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in...
Sparrow Harrison
Speech Bubble
Graduate Asis Patel introduces his app and website for helping people reflect...
Speech bubbles
You cannot be serious!
Tennis fan Kevin Cooney tells us how he landed a job as a courtesy car driver...
Kevin Cooney
The first Employers Stammering...
Walter Scott reports on the inaugural meeting of the ESN, held in Central London...
Free online course launched by...
The Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme has just launched a free online course:...
SSEP homepage
When “I have a voice” becomes...
BSA member Mikey Tose reflects on his 7th BSA Conference, which took place on...
'Some wildlife secrets', by Hunter...
BSA member Hunter Adair invites donatations to BSA from readers of his new book.
Swallows
Army focus on support for stammering
A soldier has spoken out on British Forces Broadcasting Services about his experience...
Corporal Emmanuel Ottih (image courtesy of BFBS)
What does BSA want from Research...
At the most recent Oxford Dysfluency Conference, the organisers asked me to...
Soldier Jimmy & team battled a...
Soldier, Jimmy Lang, decided to set himself a personal challenge and get together...
Jimmy (second on the left) and his team before the swim!
Usman's Fundraising Challenge
The Bank of England has had a Charity of the Year scheme running for many years....
Julia Ammon and Usman at cheque presentation lunch
Start saving for Oxford 2017
What's happening in stammering research? A report from the Oxford Dysfluency...
St Catherine's College Oxford, with sculpture
10k Runners raise over £550 in...
This year, we had 3 fantastic runners sign up for the British 10k London Run...
Elise, Ben and Lokesh raised over £550 for BSA
William's Award and Fundraising...
BSA Charity Dinner My name is William (age 8) my brother Oliver (age 5) and...
Phonics guide for children who...
'Communicating Phonics' is a guide for teachers running the phonics test for...
Teacher and class
London Underground Collection
Volunteers raise money in North Greenwich station After the success of the first...
London Underground Collection for ISAD 2013
Belinda's Birthday in aid of BSA
Belinda Jones Celebrated Middle Age in Style Belinda Jones celebrated her start...
Belinda and friends celebrate with her birthday for BSA
Reading Fundraiser Success at Royal...
'Speaking out on stammering': SEN...
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes has written an article for SEN magazine...
Channel 4’s First Dates
First dates can be hard enough for people who stammer. Imagine being filmed...
First Dates, Channel 4
“If I can't finish a word, how...
Davy Charles tells us how taking up performance poetry has transformed his confidence....
Davy Charles
My recent experience of NHS speech...
Ben Hewett shares his progress after returning to therapy after over twenty...
Ben Hewett
One small step for Manchester
Max Gattie introduces the Manchester Stammering Support Group and gives tips...
Manchester self-help group
BSA member becomes continuity announcer
As part of its 'Born Risky: Alternative Voices' season, Channel 4 recruited...
It’s all in the presentation
Most of us have been through the nightmare of having to give a presentation....
Jodie Chapman
The Stammerers Through University...
Undergraduate Claire Norman introduces her project that aims to support students...
Claire Norman
BSA Supporters Run the London Marathon...
Well done to Ed Byard and Lee Thurston who both had individual places in the...
New e-book: ‘Riding the Train’
BSA member Christopher Weet has published his own e-book on Amazon, Riding the...
It’s a rap
Ruben Sewkumar, aka ‘MotionR’, talks about being inspired to take up rapping...
MotionR
Stammering in a foreign land
Lecturer Grant Meredith shares his experiences of teaching in China and explains...
Lecturing
Prepare to succeed
Being asked to be Best Man at a wedding can be a proud moment... until you realise...
Best man speech
Study on pre-school children draws...
An Australian study recently published in the journal Pediatrics, entitled ‘Natural...
Australian researchers
Can I tell you about stammering?...
Book review. Illustrated book for children who stammer aged 7+, their friends,...
Stuttering is cool - A guide to...
Book Review: Stuttering is cool - A guide to stuttering in a fast-talking world,...
New-look BSA website launched
31st March was a big day. It was the day we launched the revamped BSA website...
'Get involved' page on BSA website
The role of emotional support in...
Irish Stammering Association board member Sarah McCormack discusses her study...
The role of emotional support in stammering
Why so few teenage referrals?
Speech and Language Therapist Alex Ford explains how low referral numbers have...
Fluency Trust logo
The monster in my mouth
By Gordon McConnell It makes me so weak My inside cries tears and more The inward...
Mindfulness & Stuttering: Using...
Book review by Carolyn Cheasman ‘Mindfulness’, put simply, is a meditation...
Cover of 'Mindfulness & Stuttering'
Researching the role of speech...
Paul Brocklehurst presents findings from his PhD study on stammering and covert...
Paul Brocklehurst
No offence intended
Stand-up comedian Chris Douce asks, with Open All Hours returning for a Christmas...
Chris Douce
How avoiding avoidance transformed...
By Alan Badmington Having commenced stammering in early childhood, I developed...
Alan Badmington
The Lidcombe Programme: parent...
Mother Susanne Platt reflects upon her experience of undergoing the Lidcombe...
In praise of SLTs
Amanda Littleboy describes how far she has come since The King’s Speech compelled...
Amanda Littleboy
The Early Years: should we be concerned?
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes expresses concern over calls to change the...
Stam-merry Christmas!
Three readers recount yuletide tales of poignancy and proud accomplishments...
Father Christmas ringing bell,with girl
Derek’s driving
Derek Maynard talks about his work at the Institute of Advanced Motorists. I...
International Stammering Awareness...
This year, ISAD 2013 on 22nd October was bigger and better than ever before,...
My first open day
Ben Hewett gives his impression of the BSA London Open Day, which was held in...
London Open Day participants
Educating Yorkshire: Musharaf moves...
The final episode of Channel 4’s documentary series Educating Yorkshire featured...
The Warrington Stammering Support...
In the second in our series profiling self-help groups around the UK, members...
Into the new world
Author Katherine Preston speaks to Steven Halliday about her life-changing decision...
Katherine Preston
The Stammering Support Centre’s...
This ISAD, we launched our 'Say something about stammering' campaign at Leeds...
Raising awareness at a local book...
On 23rd October, 40 people gathered at Waterstones Teddington for a launch of...
Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard and Sam Simpson at book launch in Waterstones, Teddington.
New BSA Facebook group
We have just started a new 'closed' Facebook group where people we can talk...
Stammering Awareness Day video
In September 2013 we asked you to record yourself talking about your stammer....
Stammering Awareness Day video
Letter to GPs from Airedale speech...
Letter sent by speech and language therapists at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust,...
Music: 'The Art of Communication'
CD of music by adults and young people created at the BSA National Conference...
Online questionnaire: Parental...
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 10 years or under who has a stammer...
Changing the words
By Alan Badmington I couldn’t say muffin, I couldn’t say butter If I ordered...
Scenari-Aid: online practice simulations
www.scenariaid.com has video simulations to help you practice different scenarios....
Grant Meredith
You have 17 missed calls...
For Claire Norman, one situation above all others fills her with the most dread:...
Address the gatekeepers: unblocking...
Dr Clare Butler's findings from a study into educational experiences of people...
Newcastle University
Writer’s blocks
Writing has always come easily to Keith Austin, who started work at his local...
Stammering Therapy from the Inside:...
Launched in May at City Lit, Stammering Therapy from the Inside offers an overview...
Book cover: 'Stammering therapy from the inside'
Talking about my generation
We asked two young people in their late teens to tell us about some of the stammering-related...
Rory Sheridan
Hitting the big time
Fresh from performing at Glastonbury festival and an appearance on Later…with...
Johnny Marr and band
Giving Voice: join the speech and...
Ele Buckley, the Giving Voice Campaign Manager, gives us an update of some of...
Giving Voice
The 10th World Congress for People...
The theme of the June event, held every three years by the International Stuttering...
Group at the World Congress, Lunteren
Channel 5 competition clause a...
One of our Twitter followers, Stephen Fox, tweeted us something he felt might...
Channel 5 competition clause a cause for concern
Stammering is a funny thing
Businessman and writer Arwel Richards explains what made him want to become...
Arwel Richards
The West of Scotland Stammering...
In the first in a new series profiling self-help groups around the UK, we look...
West of Scotland Stammering Network
Is stammering a conditioned reflex?
By Peter Louw Is stammering a conditioned reflex? To try to answer this question,...
Is stammering a conditioned reflex?
The Better Communication Research...
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes highlights and comments upon the findings...
The Army and my stammer
Soldier WO2 Jimmy Lang didn’t let warnings from the Army recruitment office...
Jimmy Lang
What is the impact of stammering...
This was the question Dr. Jan McAllister and colleagues from the University...
Jan McAllister
'Out With It' by Katherine Preston
Book review by Julia Ammon In her debut book Out With It, Katherine Preston...
Katherine Preston
How speech therapy at the SSC changed...
Bhavesh Mistry talks about therapy at the Stammering Support Centre in Leeds....
Bhavesh Mistry
Steggie’s Stammer
Book review by BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes. Book written and illustrated...
Steggie's Stammer
Stammering awareness album: 'Voices...
A stammering awareness album, featuring songs by 5 artists who stammer, is available...
A-Level dilemma
Choosing which A-Level subjects to take can be difficult for young people who...
Adventures in stand-up comedy
For many of us, the idea of telling jokes on stage is an utterly terrifying...
Tim Powell 1958-2013
Familiar to long-standing BSA members, stalwart supporter Tim Powell sadly died...
Hyde Park on Hudson: film review
The year was 1939. No reigning British monarch had ever visited America. With...
Hyde Park on Hudson
Peggy Dalton 1932-2012
Many members will be sad to hear the news that Speech and Language Therapist...
The Art of Communication exhibition
A groundbreaking national exhibition exploring the experience of stammering...
The Stammering Support Centre Volunteer...
The Stammering Support Centre (SSC) in Leeds, which opened in April 2011, provides...
ISAD coffee morning
Me and my mate, Stammer
Summarising his new book of ‘random recollections of a stammering survivor’,...
The Voices Found EP
Released in February, Voices Found is an awareness-raising EP (or mini album)...
Using the brain to understand stammering
At the BSA Conference 2012 and the London Open Day, a team of researchers from...
From stage to screen
Felicity Baker decided not to let stammering hold her back, and here explains...
The Teasing and Bullying: Unacceptable...
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes reviews a new bullying-prevention resource....
University Challenge
Going to university for the first time can be a daunting prospect, what with...
Rob Sullivan
Creating resilience factors to...
Publisher Ryan Rivera is an advocate for understanding anxiety and its effects....
Ryan Rivera
The Art of Communication: BSA Conference...
The 15th BSA National Conference took place on 31st Aug - 2nd Sept 2012 at the...
Doncaster Stammering Association members and BSA staff
The 7th World Congress On Fluency...
Three speech and language therapists (SLTs) share their experiences of the tri-annual...
L-R Jan Logan, Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel Everard, from City Lit in London
BSA's BBC Lifeline Appeal
British Stammering Association was featured on Lifeline, the BBC's monthly charity...
Gareth Gates
The King's Speech on stage
After a theatre tour ending up in the West End, The King's Speech play closed...
Charles Edwards as George VI, with Jonathan Hyde and Emma Fielding.
How sport helped me with my stammer
With the London Olympic Games set to inspire the nation to become more active,...
Alex Staniforth
The Phonics Check for Year 1 Pupils
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes talks us through the Synthetic Phonics Screening...
Letters
The Sun’s Roy Hodgson headline
The England football team has a new manager: Roy Hodgson, a man of many talents...
Roy Hodgson
The teenage girl who stammered
Life was going well for Lesley Brownlow-Mackarel growing up in the 1980s. But...
Lesley Brownlow-Mackarel
'Kings Speakers'
Harry Dhillon introduces his new Toastmasters group for people who stammer....
Thoughts on the European Symposium...
Manchester self-help group member Max Gattie comments upon presentations held...
European Symposium on Fluency Disorders 2012
Stammurai film wins Award
A short animated film called 'The Stammurai', made by young people who stammer...
Scene from Stammurai film
BSA Conference 2011, Durham
BSA held its 14th National Conference at Collingwood College, Durham last September....
BSA conference 2011, Durham
Early intervention - A view from...
Patrick Kelly carried out an 11-year audit into the outcomes of stammering intervention....
Patrick kelly
BBC's 'The Kid's Speech' - Has...
In October 2011 the BBC broadcast a documentary following three children on...
'Hello' is not ready to wave goodbye
Lynne Milford from The Communication Trust reflects on the achievements of the...
European Friends
The 8th Youth Meeting, organised by the European League of Stuttering Associations...
Peter Bradley
British Stammering Association...
British Stammering Association comments on 'The King's Speech' film
The King's Speech
Stammering like me
How would Beverley Vincent describe to a fluent person her world as someone...
Beverley Vincent
Oxford Dysfluency Conference 2011:...
The Oxford Dysfluency Conference is one of the main international conferences...
Misleading treatment claims
Leys Geddes, then Chair of BSA, has been involved in a campaign against claims...
Youtube video
Risk factors at age 8
Will an eight-year old child still stammer as a teenager? About half do not....
Speaking as a librarian
Speech therapy has taught Mark Tynan, who gives lectures to students, how to...
Mark Tynan
Fay Fransella 1925 - 2011
Fay Fransella, who died on 14th January 2011, was a pioneer in developing the...
Fay Fransella
Hospital staff training
A chance encounter between Richard Cave, a speech and language therapist at...
The King's voice
Neil Swain was the voice coach who helped Colin Firth portray George VI's stammer...
Colin Firth in 'The King's Speech'
Opening up
Gouri Laher talks about how hypnotherapy has helped her do stammer openly.
Gouri Laher
Talking... A way out of trouble
Article by David Mahon from 'Magistrate' magazine, May 2011. Link to the article...
Article from 'Magistrate' magazine
No relief for children who stammer...
The British Stammering Association feels the sketch by Lenny Henry, spoofing...
Remembering Lionel Logue
BSA member Richard Oerton recalls his own experiences with King George VI's...
Understanding cluttering
Dr David Ward of the University of Reading, co-editor of a new book on cluttering,...
Cover of 'Cluttering' book by Dr David Ward
The King's Speech, by Mark Logue...
Book review by John Ford. Quercus Publishing, 2010 In a curious way, King George...
King's Speech book
Acceptance and commitment therapy
In June 2011, City Lit will be running its second course based on this new approach...
City Lit
Rotarians support the BSA
BSA trustee Colin Marsh gives an 'After-breakfast' speech! Just before Christmas,...
Rotarians support the BSA
Radio York
It was the flier that fell out of the latest copy of Speaking Out that made...
On air in Doncaster...
I could feel my heart beating faster - was it fear? - was it excitement? Or...
On air in Doncaster...
Black Swan Green revisited
BSA Patron David Mitchell took part in a BSA conference call in November to...
You and Yours
When I blogged about The King's Speech and my own experiences as a person who...
Ashley Morrison
The value of Speaking Circles for...
A Speaking Circle® is a safe, small group, usually 5-10 participants, offering...
Living with a severe stammer
Following a comment to the 'Stammering Dragon's Den', in the last issue of Speaking...
London Walk & Talk 2010
Guided Sponsored Walk in London for BSA by Christine Simpson As BSA's (now former)...
Recovery from Stuttering, by Peter...
Reviewed by: Dr David Ward, University of Reading. At 341 pages excluding references,...
Cover of 'Recovery from Stuttering'
Running a computer business
After being expelled from school, and a series of dead end jobs, Lee Cartwright...
Lee Cartwright
Stammering Information Programme...
An update - by Ali Berquez, Elaine Kelman & Effie Jarvis, The Michael Palin...
Ed Balls
Ed Balls MP becomes BSA patron
The news was announced at our London Open Day in September 2010, where Ed Balls...
Toastmasters winner
BSA member David Jones was the UK and Ireland winner of the 'Topics' contest...
The King's Speech: chatting with...
The King's Speech deals with King George VI and his efforts to control his stammer,...
Hooray for Aiden, written by Karen...
Reviewed by Cherry Hughes, BSA Education Officer. Book published by Hooray Publishing,...
Hooray for aiden
Job talk
With experience of acting, singing, sales, and soon to be a therapist, Amy Leggatt...
Amy Leggatt
At the crossroads
Law student Adam Chaffer had to choose whether to train as a barrister or solicitor.
Adam Chaffer
Is your child a gifted and talented...
Gifted and talented (G&T) pupils are entitled to 'differential provision'...
The McGuire Programme: a personal...
The McGuire Programme is known for its 'costal breathing' but that is only part...
Steve Sheasby
Stammurai
A free iPhone/ iPod touch game has been created by young people aged 13-18 who...
Student experience
Starting university can be a big life change. We asked people on the BSA Facebook...
Students sitting on lawn
Obituary: Oliver Bloodstein
Author of the classic work A Handbook on Stuttering, now in its sixth edition,...
Oliver Bloodstein
Working with primary children
Lisa loves her work as a teaching assistant in a primary school. She talks about...
No rest for the wicked!
Evil Twin's Mark Carroll has realised a dream of working with young people who...
Mark Carroll and brother James
A transforming experience at Toastmasters
Public speaking was a nightmare for Harry Dhillon. So how did he end up as President...
Harry Dhillon
Pagoclone - disappointing news
Dr Robin Lickley of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh gives an update on...
Dr Gerald Maguire
The Starfish Project - my experience
Matt Callard writes about how he has become his own therapist, whilst making...
First genes found for stammering
Dr Dennis Drayna is the leader of a project that has identified three related...
Dr Dennis Drayna
Living with cluttering
Cluttering is sometimes confused with stammering. Denise Cox describes how for...
Denise Cox
Speak easy
Christopher Weet offered people who stammer a chance to overcome their fears...
Speak Easy
New laws on equality
Soon the Equality Act 2010 will replace the Disability Discrimination Act. Allan...
Equality Act
A silent minority
The unique challenges faced by women who stammer are underappreciated, suggests...
10 Downing St reception
Sarah Brown hosted a reception in honour of BSA in December 2009. Here are some...
BSA Chair Leys Geddes (centre) gives his talk flanked by Sarah Brown and Childrens Secretary Ed Balls. Photo: Zoe Norfolk.
10 Downing St reception - speech...
This is the reply to Sarah Brown given by BSA Chair Leys Geddes at the No. 10...
BSA Chair Leys Geddes (centre) gives his talk flanked by Sarah Brown and Childrens Secretary Ed Balls. Photo: Zoe Norfolk.
In front of the class
Ramesh Summan, who lectures in a further education college, talks about the...
Teaching a class
Blind date
Dating can be nerve-wracking for anyone. Fiona Jack talks about meeting her...
They laughed in the right places
Rotary Club talks are an excellent way to raise awareness of stammering as well...
Martin Overing
The Big Cake Bake & Christmas Card...
In December 2009, Charmaine Burrow and Alison McLaughlin, speech and language...
Speech and language therapists raise £500 for BSA
Ed Balls talks about his stammer
In an interview with the Telegraph newspaper, Ed Balls MP has spoken for the...
Ed Balls
Stammering children are still bullied
Research by Dr Steve Davis OBE and his colleagues at UCL has found that even...
Stop sign saying 'Bullies'
New ways of delivering therapy
A new anxiety treatment website should go live in summer 2010, said Professor...
Professor Mark Onslow
Reflections on a 40 year affair
Jackie Turnbull, who retired as a speech and language therapist in June 2009,...
Succeeding in interviews: BSA Conference...
Terry Gillen, a trainer and consultant, ran this interactive workshop about...
Terry Gillen
Stammering at the Enquiry Desk
You don't have to be fluent to work at an Enquiry Desk. This article by Andrew...
Neurological vs Psychological:...
Workshop by Dr Tom Weidig at the BSA Conference 2009 In this workshop Dr Tom...
Dr Tom Weidig
Tribute: Peter Kissagizlis
Peter Kissagizlis, co-founder of the Hull and East Yorkshire Stammerers' Self-Help...
Peter Kissagizlis
'Our Time' with Taro
Taro Alexander is the Artistic Director of 'Our Time' not-for-profit theatre...
Taro Alexander
My silent pause
Born in the 1930s, Hunter Adair tells the story of his lifetime experiences...
Hunter Adair
Bob Bodenhamer - creating mental...
The guest speaker at our August 2009 conference call was Bob Bodenhamer, who...
Bob Bodenhamer
Aberfeldy Walk and Talk, 2009
Nineteen of us spent the summer solstice weekend, 20-22 June, at the Adventurers'...
Aberfeldy: sharing home baking on the slopes
Starting University
Adam Chaffer, a second year law student at Northumbria University gives some...
Interviews can be enjoyable!
An interview often seems a worrying prospect. Paul Bond found what made the...
Paul Bond
Practical intervention for early...
Review by Jackie Turnbull, Speech and Language Therapist, NHS Leeds This is...
Cover of Practical intervention for early childhood stammering Palin PCI approach
A sensitive portrayal of stammering
'Three Days of Rain' ran in the West End in Spring 2009. Rachel Everard is one...
Three days of rain
Once more into the deep
Mark Lyn was teaching at a school for young people with behavioural issues when...
Mark Lyn
Challenges of retirement
Early retirement created more rather than less of a problem for John Cole's...
Every Child's Chance of Fluency
BSA's pre-school project has shown that with relatively minor adjustments SLT...
The Case of the Stuttering Lecturer
Grant Meredith was voted by students top lecturer at his University and 14th...
Grant Meredith
Outspoken - it's show time
Outspoken, a new drama about the challenges of stammering in adolescence, is...
Outspoken
Why I am leaving a legacy to BSA
When I began stammering, at a very early age, few had any experience of the...
No I'm not listening to music
When she had to return a custom-built device, Christine Simpson thought she'd...
Christine holding up her phone, and wearing earpiece.
DDA case on appeal
The employer has won its appeal against the decision in Wakefield v HM Land...
Introducing cognitive therapy
Cognitive therapy is the NHS treatment of choice for a range of psychological...
Jane Fry
Becoming aware
How can being 'mindful' help your speech and life? A participant reports on...
City Lit
Stammering or blindness - which...
Would you prefer to stammer rather than be without vision? Lisette Wesseling,...
Lisette Wesseling
Outspoken - a participant's view
By Lynne Mackie Outspoken > (adjective) frank in stating one's opinions,...
Outspoken - a partcipant's view
Action on Children's services
The Government has launched its Action Plan responding to the Bercow Review....
Ed Balls
Talkcoach launches into world of...
Drawing on their work with BAE Systems, SLTs Anne Ayre and Louise Wright have...
Louise Wright (left) and Anne Ayre
Are bilingual children at greater...
Are bilingual children more likely to stammer? Corinne Moffatt considers a new...
Out of the blue
What's it like to develop a speech impairment in later life? Chris Todhunter...
Chris Todhunter
'Stammering: Advice for all ages'...
Book review by Angela Munday. Book published 2008, Sheldon Press. Stammering:...
'Stammering: Advice for all ages' cover
Valuing therapy
In a keynote speech at the 2008 Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Paul Dolan argued...
Starting out
BSA celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. Speaking Out asked some of those...
Ron Smith, Sparrow Harrison and Velda Osborne
An actor's life
As a stammering teenager, it may seem an impossible dream to become an actor....
Simon Boughey (right) in Peter Colley's When the reaper calls. Photo: English Theatre of Hamburg
No Ordinary Ordination
By Rev Michael Whelan On Sunday 28th June 1998 I, along with my brother Tony,...
No Ordinary Ordination
Beyond the imperfections
From speaking in court to speaking in class. Charles Robinson talks about being...
Charles Robinson
Communication is a fundamental...
The Bercow Review final report sees communication as a core life skill and a...
Ed Balls and John Bercow
The Speech, Language and Communication...
Teachers and others working with children and young people need to have the...
Should we stop saying "we don't...
At the 2008 Oxford Disfluency Conference, Anne Smith of Purdue University suggested...
'50 Great Activities for Children...
Review by Sharon Millard of The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children....
'50 Great Activities for Children who Stutter' by Peter Reitzes
Deliberate dysfluency? Just the...
In a BSA conference call in January 2008 about his experience of the McGuire...
'Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand',...
Review by Cherry Hughes, BSA Education Officer, of Stuttering Stan Takes a Stand...
Stuttering Stan takes a stand
'The Great Psychotherapy Debate:...
Book review by Sharon Millard of The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children....
'The Great Psychotherapy Debate : Models, Methods, and Findings' by B.E. Wampold
On the air
Family radio Brothers Gareth and Fraser Cottrell sound like they have done a...
Family radio: Gareth and Fraser
'Beyond Stammering', by Dave McGuire
Reviews of the 2008 and 2003 editions. There is now a 2014 edition entitled...
Beyond stammering
Book preview: 'Stammering: Advice...
Renée Byrne and Louise Wright preview their new book which was published in...
'Stammering: Advice for all ages' cover
Obituary: Vivian Sheehan 1917 -...
Vivian Sheehan was a remarkable Speech and Language Pathologist who, in partnership...
Rachel Everard with Vivian Sheehan
Warrior Talk
Kelly Brown was raised in the Scottish Borders where he developed his passion...
'Working With Dysfluent Children:...
Book reviews by Charmaine Burrow and Margaret Evesham. Review by Charmaine Burrow...
'Working With Dysfluent Children: practical approaches to assessment and therapy' by Trudy Stewart and Jackie Turnbull
Student allowance granted for fluency...
Disabled Students' Allowances may fund an electronic fluency device if you are...
Never off the phone
By John Thompson I work for JobCentre Plus, dealing with people's benefit claims...
Never off the phone
Mastering Bullying?!
Research with stammering school children and their parents. By Katja Subellok,...
Therapeutic Speech Massage
A technique developed by Dr Elena Dyakova aims to increase the effectiveness...
Why I called my sister Harry, by...
Review by David Preece. Book published 2007, Trafford Publishing. Michael O'Shea's...
Cover: Why I called my sister Harry
Levelling the playing field for...
An employment tribunal case on recruitment procedures has been won by a person...
Heidi and her altered auditory...
Mary Kingston and Heidi King talk about Heidi's much-publicised SpeechEasy device,...
Heidi King in New York
Walking Tall
Some of the most positive feedback from participants at the BSA Conference in...
Brain image
Army gave support and confidence...
While the army can be a tough environment if you stammer, Phil Lowes found the...
'Stammering is no joke'
BSA Vice Chair Leys Geddes put a video on YouTube, objecting to videos of stammering...
'Stammering is no joke' video
How to succeed at university if...
It is September, a new academic year, and time to start university. It can also...
When speech is too cluttered
Having been misdiagnosed for years with a stammer, Peter Kissagizlis gives an...
Peter Kissagizlis
How I called a truce on my war...
Darren Stockford recounts how an intensive City Lit course helped him loosen...
'The Treatment of Stuttering in...
Review by Monica Bray, Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Pathology and...
'The Treatment of Stuttering in the Young School-Aged Child', ed Roberta Lees and Cameron Stark
Access to career
Andrew Harding reports on how electronic devices can be obtained through the...
Relax - and you are more in control
There's no magic in hypnotherapy and it covers many different things, but a...
Some strategies that can be used...
Response to 'Bully boys get trapped below the belt' in the Spring 2007 issue...
BSA logo
Diary of using a VoiceAmp device
In January, Dominic Willis tried one of the new VoiceAmp devices. He describes...
VoiceAmp
'Speech and Language: Clinical...
Book review by Tammy Davidson, speech and language therapist researcher, University...
'Speech and Language: Clinical Process and Practice', 2nd Edition  Monica Bray, Alison Ross and Celia Todd
Keeping the wheels on
Paul Brown's positive attitude has not let his stammer stop him from building...
The rules for mastering a stammer
Gaining confidence through public speaking was the best therapy for Dylan Jones....
Dylan Jones
Revealing and healing - a mindfulness...
Carolyn Cheasman at London's City Lit introduces a new course based on the mindfulness...
City Lit
After nine months SpeechEasy gives...
Last June, Heidi King was one of the first people in Britain to get the SpeechEasy...
Heidi King
Equal Opportunities - Visit to...
On June 14th 2005 a group of eight people who stammer, plus BSA Scotland Development...
'Stuttering and Cluttering' by...
Review by Robin Lickley, Research fellow, Queen Margaret University College,...
'Stuttering and Cluttering' by David Ward
'Stuttering: An Integrated Approach...
Book review by Liz O'Connell,Yorkhill NHS Trust, Glasgow This book is intended...
'Stuttering: An Integrated Approach to Its Nature and Treatment', 3rd edition, by Barry Guitar  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
'Current issues in stuttering research...
Review by Roberta Williams, senior lecturer in dysfluency at City University....
Current issues in stuttering research and practice, edited by Ratner and Tetnowski Erlbaum Associates
Say it again, says telephone Sam
I recently sent a letter by recorded delivery. The following day, I phoned their...
My stammer is a secret informant
When BSA Scotland's Jan Anderson spoke to David Mitchell, author of the Booker...
Right - I'll prove them wrong!
Tony Stewart describes how he progressed from installation technician to professor...
Lecture
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
Review by Sarah Johnson A delicious, semi-autobiographical novel unfolds between...
Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
Minding your own business
What does it take to start your own business? Does stammering make a difference?...
Darren Scott, photographer
'Theoretical Issues in Stuttering',...
Book review by Robin Lickley, Research fellow, Queen Margaret University College,...
Theoretical Issues in Stuttering
'Ethics: A case study from fluency',...
Book review by Pete Howell, Professor of experimental psychology, University...
'Ethics: A case study from fluency', R. Goldfarb (Ed.)
'Early Childhood Stuttering' by...
Reviewed by Jackie Turnbull SLT, Leeds East PCT This book should be subtitled...
'Early Childhood Stuttering' by Yairi E & Ambrose NG
The use of voice recognition analysis...
An insurance broker who stammers has serious concerns about voice recognition...
Theory in treatment of early stuttering:...
How can stammering in young children be treated effectively if the causes are...
Let me speak
By David Mitchell, author of Black Swan Green Imagine that when you vocalize...
David Mitchell
Collaborative practice - an education...
In a previous article BSA education officer Cherry Hughes discussed arrangements...
In a classroom
Awareness and Anxiety. What evidence...
Oxford Dysfluency Conference 2005. Presenter: Monica Bray (Leeds Metropolitan...
Monica Bray
The Artist's Eye - therapy through...
Oxford Dysfluency Conference 2005. Presenter: Dr Trudy Stewart, Leeds Teaching...
Portrait of Ginevra (Leonardo da Vinci)
New evidence for treating young...
A major study published August 2005 in the British Medical Journal showed that...
Driving instructor at last
William Ingram explains how he uses the pressurised situation of driving instruction...
Steering wheel
What employers really want from...
In the second of two articles on how to succeed at job interviews, management...
Collaborative practice - an education...
More speech and language therapists are working in mainstream schools to support...
In a classroom
What is the relationship between...
Professor Ashley Craig and Dr Yvonne Tran, Department of Health Sciences, University...
The dreaded job interview: secret...
In the first of two articles, management trainer Chris Roach shows how you can...
Lena Rustin: tributes
It is hard to speak about the death of Lena who has always been such a strong,...
Lena Rustin
'Mastering blocking and stuttering:...
Book reviews Review by Rosemarie Hayhow and Debbie Mason Review by Mark Smith...
'Mastering blocking and stuttering' by Bob G. Bodenhamer
'Don't mention the stammer!' -...
Louise Wright ran a workshop at our 2004 National Conference about issues people...
Don't mention the stammer!
Knowing how your stammer affects you and how it might affect others is the first...
Public authorities to have greater...
At BSA's 2004 national conference in Stirling, Nick Croft from the Equalities...
'The Golden Bird' by Berlie Doherty
Book review by Vhairi Matheson, BSA librarian. The Golden Bird is a lovely book....
The Golden Bird, by Berlie Doherty
Let's count our blessings
Jack Webster's after-dinner speech at the BSA Conference 2004 chartered his...
BSA logo
Coping with phone fear in a call...
Answering the telephone all day was a demanding new challenge for Maria Larkin....
Wet Wet Wet Guitarist, Graeme Duffin...
Graeme Duffin had many years of struggle with his speech as the 'fifth member'...
Graeme Duffin
A more than reasonable adjustment
The Disability Discrimination Act requires employers to make adjustments that...
Telling your managing director...
Would you tell your managing director about your stammer? Mark Limbert was put...
'Foundations of Stuttering' by...
Review by Vhairi Matheson, and letters from Peter Howell and Marcel Wingate....
Cover of 'Foundations of Stuttering'
Gareth did it ... and so can you
Stammering is often treated as a joke but the problem is no laughing matter...
BSA logo
Increasing public awareness
Alan Badmington speaks of his own experiences of addressing community organisations...
Alan Badmington
The Neuro-Semantics approach to...
A recent development of NLP therapy claims to unlock the fluent speech that...
The Alexander technique
Stuart Grant writes: The challenges and fast-changing demands of modern life...
Jason's Secret, by Ellen-Marie...
Book Review by Alison Byrne. Poor Jason Loring! For this 10 year old American...
Jason's Secret
'Stammering: a practical guide...
Book review by Rosemarie Hayhow. This book is written primarily for those who...
Stammering: a practical guide for teachers and other professionals
The nature of dysfluency in Down's...
Monica Bray's survey looks at dysfluency in Down's syndrome and at the success...
Living With Stuttering, by Kenneth...
Book reviews by Trudy Stewart and St John Harris. Review by Trudy Stewart This...
'Living with stuttering'
Live on air and loving it
Can a person who stammers present a radio or TV programme? It is a topic that...
Mark Lawrence
Hypnosis or hip gnosis?
BSA is often asked if hypnotherapy can cure stammering. Although the short answer...
Brain research helps us to understand...
By Dr Tom Weidig In August 2002, a news story on brain research into stammering...
How to take control of job interviews
Report on Terry Gillen's workshop at our 2002 conference People who stammer...
Terry Gillen
Openness at work pays off
By Paul Huxford I was a first time delegate to the BSA conference and attended...
'Gareth Gates - Right From the...
Book review, by Gina Waggott. Unless you've been living under a rock for the...
'Gareth Gates - Right From the Start' book cover
Charity Bungee Jump
The Long Drop by Bob Adams Date: Saturday 5th October 2002 Venue: Fairlop Waters,...
One day, Eric woke up and found...
Eric Norbury woke up one morning with a stammer so severe he could hardly get...
The Relationship between Stuttering...
It is widely known that trying to speak without stammering usually makes things...
Paul Brocklehurst
Heartfelt interview was no act...
The actor Sam Neill and his wife Noriko recently gave an interview to BSA for...
Picture of Kym Borrett, Phyllis Foundis, and Sam Neill in Prague.
Two speeches and a funeral
By Eddie Phillips In the winter/spring 2002 Speaking Out I thought the article...
Eddie Phillips: Two speeches and a funeral
Self advocacy for people who stammer
St John Harris found disability theory invaluable and argues that it would also...
Public Speech and Public Silence
In a lecture to mark her last public speech, Margaret Drabble discusses her...
Margaret Drabble
Treatment of early stuttering:...
by Professor Mark Onslow, Australian Stuttering Research Centre, University...
Dreams, here I come
Gareth Gates worked his way from being one of 10,000 contestants to one of two...
Gareth Gates
Making peace with the phone
Or, Curse You, Alexander Graham Bell It's a cruel trick, isn't it? In a society...
On being your own person
The quest for self-identity is sometimes seen as an American quest, but is becoming...
Talk about honesty
I have an 'interiorised stammer'. As part of my therapy I have been asked to...
Stammering makes for better teamwork...
Many people think of stammering as something to be dealt with alone, or at best,...
Stammering makes for better teamwork and communication
Support network gives gay and lesbian...
Interview with Barry Yeoman, by Christine Simpson. At the World Congress for...
Passing Twice
Neural bases of stuttering and...
Researchers and clinicians working in the area of stuttering recognize that...
Starfish Enterprises
By Guet C Lee, Speech and Language Therapist Guet Lee has been working as a...
The Willy Russell Centre for Adults...
Almost for as long as he could remember, speaking had been a burden for Dave...
Willy Russell Centre article
Scottish Labour Party Conference...
By Eddie Phillips For many years now I have been following my dream, to be a...
Stammering in prison
By Karen Bryan PhD Reg MRCSLT Very little research has been conducted to ascertain...
Stammering in law lectures
Michael Jefferson is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University...
Michael Jefferson
'WASSP: Wright and Ayre Stuttering...
Review by Jan Logan, speech and language therapist at City Lit. At a study day...
'WASSP: Wright and Ayre Stuttering Self-Rating Profile' by Louise Wright and Anne Ayre
Dead Languages, by David Shields
Reviews by Robert Yates and Caroline Dunant. Review by Robert Yates Colin Wilson...
Dead Languages
Using The Telephone
The telephone can be daunting - here's some simple advice! Many people whether...
The Bristol Stammering Research...
By Rosemarie Hayhow The Bristol Stammering Project aims to find out more about...
Is fluency a communication skill?
Is fluent speech the same as good communication? By Richard Lee. I have recently...
Approach - Avoidance Conflict Revisited
By Christine Hyde "Stammering is a resultant of approach - avoidance conflict...
Approach-avoidance
When the words just don't come
An article by the author Maeve Binchy, which appeared in the Irish Times.
Maeve Binchy
Content Wins More Respect Than...
David Adams, Chief Executive of the £11 billion Railways Pension Fund, has...
David Adams
'How To Speak Well In Business'...
Book review by Susan Page. This book benefits from and reflects the author's...
Cover: 'How to speak well in business'
'Cluttering - A Clinical Perspective',...
Book reviewed by Jan Logan, Speech and Language Therapist. When asked to review...
'Cluttering - A Clinical Perspective'
Air traffic controlling - with...
Just to show there's no job safe from people who stammer.
'Behavioural Management of Stuttering'...
Book review by Elaine Christie, Speech and Language Therapist, and at that time...
'Behavioral Management Of Stuttering' by Mark Onslow
'Stuttering From Theory To Practice',...
Book review by Margaret Evesham, one of our speech and language therapy advisers....
Stuttering From Theory To Practice', ed Margaret Fawcus
"Fluntering" - a new speech impediment
Kevin Hann has been refused a job because of stammering and shares his thoughts...
Fluntering
'Knotted Tongues', by Benson Bobrick,
Book review by Gabriel Hershman. Benson Bobrick has produced an erudite and...
'Knotted tongues'
'The Stutterer's Survival Guide',...
Book review by David Preece. Many stammerers, myself included, have found short-term...
'The Stutterer's Survival Guide'
The first time... How do I start...
Talking with your child about his* stammer is of great importance, and it is...
Mother and child
'Let's Talk About Stammering',...
Book review by Jonathan West. The majority of books that I have read about stammering...
'Let's talk about stammering'
Hypnosis and counselling
By Rita Greer As a speech therapist working in Bradford, I have had the opportunity...
Hypnotherapist and client
'A Psychology for Living: Personal...
Review by Mary Collings of 1st edition, 1990. Personal construct theory developed...
'A Psychology for Living: Personal Construct Theory for Professionals and Clients'
Tough Talking!
Tim Shanks takes a look at the work of American therapist Joseph Sheehan. As...
Tim Shanks
Short Course in Diagnosis and Treatment...
Joseph G. Sheehan, Ph.D (1918-1983) 1. Stuttering is viewed as a double approach-avoidance...
Excerpts From the Writings of Joseph...
Human problems are largely communication problems. We grope for words to express...
Joseph Sheehan
Blind date
Dating can be nerve-wracking for anyone. Fiona Jack talks about meeting her...
The Starfish Project - my experience
Matt Callard writes about how he has become his own therapist, whilst making...
The King's Speech: chatting with...
The King's Speech deals with King George VI and his efforts to control his stammer,...
Stammurai film wins Award
A short animated film called 'The Stammurai', made by young people who stammer...
Scene from Stammurai film
Remembering Lionel Logue
BSA member Richard Oerton recalls his own experiences with King George VI's...
Speaking as a librarian
Speech therapy has taught Mark Tynan, who gives lectures to students, how to...
Mark Tynan
Risk factors at age 8
Will an eight-year old child still stammer as a teenager? About half do not....
The Teasing and Bullying: Unacceptable...
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes reviews a new bullying-prevention resource....
From stage to screen
Felicity Baker decided not to let stammering hold her back, and here explains...
Using the brain to understand stammering
At the BSA Conference 2012 and the London Open Day, a team of researchers from...
University Challenge
Going to university for the first time can be a daunting prospect, what with...
Rob Sullivan
Air traffic controlling - with...
Just to show there's no job safe from people who stammer.
BSA's BBC Lifeline Appeal
British Stammering Association was featured on Lifeline, the BBC's monthly charity...
Gareth Gates
Reflections on a 40 year affair
Jackie Turnbull, who retired as a speech and language therapist in June 2009,...
The Phonics Check for Year 1 Pupils
BSA Education Officer Cherry Hughes talks us through the Synthetic Phonics Screening...
Letters
New evidence for treating young...
A major study published August 2005 in the British Medical Journal showed that...
Stammurai
A free iPhone/ iPod touch game has been created by young people aged 13-18 who...
The McGuire Programme: a personal...
The McGuire Programme is known for its 'costal breathing' but that is only part...
Steve Sheasby