Kevin Fower | MRes., PGDip., BA (Hons).
Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
In addition to clinical work, I was involved in national and international teaching programmes and I was also in the Centre’s research team. I have presented at a number of international locations including in Japan, Belgium, and Spain.
I have a master’s degree in applied research from University College London. I currently have an honorary role in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, where I support with interviews and selection for the MSc course in Speech and Language Therapy and with the marking of clinical examinations. Until July 2022 I was Chair of the National Stammering Clinical Excellence Network, a committee which supports NHS and independent therapists with their Continued Professional Development by organising study days across the UK and online.
My full CV can be found here.
11 YEARS' EXPERIENCE
WHAT I OFFER
This experience underpins the work I do, during assessment, when setting goals for therapy, and during therapy sessions. Everyone who stammers is different and for this reason I use a person-centred approach to ensure all elements of stammering, and its impact, are considered.
WHO I WORK WITH
Preschool-aged children to adults
Stammering is different for everyone and therapy is a process. For some people it involves support with increasing their understanding of stammering, exploring increased openness about it, and discussing how to tell people what they can do to help. For others it is desensitisation to moments of stammering and addressing the emotions and thoughts that come up during certain speaking situations. For parents, therapy is about knowing what to do and say to their child as well as addressing any concerns. In my experience, building an effective therapy relationship is key.
BRIEF CV NOTES
I have specialised in stammering for 14 years, working as a national resource in the core areas of clinical work, teaching and training, and research. Central to this is the key skill of building an effective therapy relationship, which supports change. I have established The Stammer Specialist Ltd. to bring these skills into the private sector, providing quality therapy to children, young people, and adults who stammer outside of the
PGDip in Speech & Language Therapy, City University, London, UK
Brain and behaviour, phonetics, phonology, voice, language acquisition, acquired language disorders
Research Master’s in Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders, University College London, UK
Quantitative and qualitative methodology, statistics, qualitative psychology, research evidence and design, 8000 word written thesis