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An evening with Scott Yaruss - How speech therapy can change your life for the better

Back by popular demand, Dr Scott Yaruss returns to London to give a free talk on stammering therapy.

Thursday 13th December, 6 to 8pm 
City Lit, Keeley Street, London, WC2B 4BA
Cost: Free

Rachel Everard from the City Lit says, 'We are delighted to invite you to an evening with Professor Scott Yaruss, internationally renowned speech and language therapist and researcher in stammering. Scott works at Michigan State University in the US and is particularly well known for his work on stammering and its impact on quality of life.

Scott believes that there is much more to stammering than just disrupted speech and in his talk he'll argue that effective stammering therapy should focus on addressing all aspects of stammering, not just changing speech behaviours. The ultimate goal is a reduction in the negative impact from stammering and an improvement in quality of life so you can say what you want to say, and do what you want to do, without being held back by stammering'.

Book your place

Limited spaces are available so please book your place as soon as possible by emailing speechtherapy@citylit.ac.uk or by phoning 020 7492 2578.

The talk is intended for people who stammer but if you are a speech and language therapist and would like to come, please drop City Lit an email at the address above and they’ll let you know if there is space available.

Event flyer (pdf).

About Dr Scott Yaruss

J.Scott Yaruss is a Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. His research examines factors that may contribute to the development of stammering in young children as well as methods for assessing and evaluating treatment outcomes in children and adults who stammer. He has published roughly 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 100 other articles, papers and chapters on stammering. He is the author, co-author or editor of several resources on stammering, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker's Experience of Stuttering (OASES), a comprehensive evaluation tool for children, adolescents and adults who stammer.