Every child has a different combination of factors. The first step is an assessment which helps to identify the specific factors which are relevant for your child. It is important for parents to leave the assessment with an understanding of stammering, as well as knowing what you can do – and why you are doing it – and to feel able to put ideas into place straight away.
Therapy aims to address the factors which are identified during the assessment. It can include increasing your child’s confidence, developing communication skills, and focusing on family turn-taking with brothers and sisters. More specific goals will depend on the outcome of the assessment and might include topics such as openness, dealing with feelings, managing behaviour, and knowing what to do in the moment of stammering.
A downloadable leaflet with more information about assessment and therapy is available here.