These Targeting Adult Stammering cards have been developed from clinical work with groups of adults who stammer and refined by an established author with over 40 years of experience working with children and adults. Each card contains a word related to an aspect that a client will be working on in a therapy process, for example general communication skills such as body language and facial expression; modification of speech such as light contacts and block modification; and psychological or cognitive processes such as positive thinking and mindfulness. Cards can be used in individual sessions or in group sessions, where members can be encouraged to take an active role in providing feedback.
• Provide specific, relevant and immediate visual feedback in a way that does not disrupt the speech or thought processes of the speaker
• Promote a collaborative therapeutic partnership amongst those in the clinical context, developing client autonomy and dismantling the unhelpful hierarchical therapist/client relationship.
• Can be used alongside several current approaches to stammering such as stammer modification, ‘stammer more proudly’ and solution focused brief therapy
Containing three sets of 27 cards and five blank cards for individualised targets, this is an essential tool for either group or individual work with adults and teenagers who stammer. The section on general communication can also be used with other clients, such as those with Parkinson’s disease.
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27 cards containing a word related to a therapeutic target
5 blank cards
Trudy Stewart is a retired consultant speech and language therapist. She studied in universities in Glasgow, Michigan State (USA) and Leeds. She worked in the UK with children and adults who stammer for nearly 40 years. Her last role was clinical lead of the Stammering Support Centre in Leeds. Trudy has taught undergraduate, graduate and specialist courses for clinicians in the UK, Europe and Sri Lanka, including on the European Clinical Specialisation in Fluency Disorders (ECSF) course. She has carried out research while a clinician, presented her work at international conferences and has written several texts on stammering.