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FACT: People who stammer are subject to public stigma and stereotyping
FACT: People who stammer often stigmatise themselves
QUESTION: To what extent does speech and language therapy unwittingly perpetuate public and self-stigma?
City Lit has brought together Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) and people who stammer, to contribute to a ground-breaking one-day conference. These leading voices are engaging directly with the disability activist movement and the principles of the social model of disability in the UK and US. This is a unique opportunity for you to find out more about this radical movement which has significant implications for work with children, young people and adults who stammer.
There will be:
- Academic debate
- Intellectual challenge and stimulation
- Discussion of practical ways SLTs can develop their practice
- Practical ideas and challenge to engage people who stammer
If you are an SLT or person who stammers, are willing to step out of your comfort zone and would like to explore your position on otherness, difference and disability then come along and join us on 3 November 2016.
Registration from 9.00am
The cost of the conference includes refreshments throughout the day, including lunch and a glass of wine to close.
Keynote address: Reducing stuttering stigma in the public: Strategies for change by Michael Boyle
Unravelling past beliefs by Walter Scott
Stammering therapy and the social model of disability – what does it look like in practice? By Sam Simpson and Rachel Everard
A celebration of stammering by Patrick Campbell, Ian Hickey, Lesley Kodom-Baah and Nisar Bostan
A UK culture where everyone with a stammer can achieve their full career potential by Iain Wilkie
A conversation on the consequences of early childhood intervention by Chris Constantino, Dori Holte, and Joshua St. Pierre
Scary Canary: Stammering, Struggle, Challenge and Beauty by Katy Bailey
Reserve your place by booking an Eventbrite ticket. For further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7492 2579
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Speech Therapy at City Lit
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