Welcome to season 2 of the iCandy Duo Podcast, hosted by Naomi Williams - a 30-something parent of none baffled by how much is undiscussed in the world of pregnancy and parenthood. She'll be asking the questions you want the answers to on this podcast which is brought to you by iCandy World - makers of beautifully British pushchairs for parents across the globe.
In episode 9 of season 2, Naomi is joined by Tracey Green, a Speech and Language Therapist who specializes in stammering. With studies now being published on the impact Covid-19 and resultant lockdowns have had on children’s language skills, we wanted to catch up with Tracey to find out about the best ways for parents and carers to nurture and develop their child’s speech and language.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists for information on registered Speech and language therapists.
The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice for therapists that all have to be registered to the above but are working privately as well.
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Useful support options for families with children who stammer:
- Stamma’s webpages with information specifically targeted at parents of children who stammer: https://www.stamma.org/get-support/parents
- Parent2Parent Pull Up a Chair - Monthly online support meetings for parents of children who stammer. Meet other parents over Zoom to share concerns, experiences, tips and advice. The sessions will involve a mix of parents who are new to stammering, and those who have more experience. See https://www.stamma.org/news-features/parent2parent-support-group for more information.
- UK Peer Support Group for Parents of Children who Stammer – Facebook group. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/215401565577790
- Stamma’s helpline and webchat service. Got questions or concerns about stammering, or just fancy having a chat with someone who knows what it is to stammer? Don’t hesitate to give us a call or webchat with us. We’re open every weekday from 10am-12noon and 6pm-8pm. See https://www.stamma.org/get-support/talk-to-us for details.
Language around stammering:
- Stamma’s Find the Right Words campaign promoting more appropriate language when talking about stammering (the campaign video is also embedded in the page): https://www.stamma.org/about-us/findtherightwords
- Editorial guidelines for talking and writing about stammering (attached) - these were aimed at people working in the media, but it’s actually a really useful document in general.
- Short for video with tips for parents thinking about the language they use around stammering with their children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QLhLIHROxc&t=4s