The Swindon Packs were developed by the highly specialist Swindon Stammering Service who have run courses for children and young people who stammer for over twenty years. We know that group therapy is particularly valuable for young people who stammer.
The Packs were developed to support therapists in setting up and running group therapy courses for children who stammer. However, the Packs materials can also be used for individual therapy. The ideas in the Pack come from a variety of resources built up over time, that we have found work well for us.
The packs can be used by Speech and Language Therapists who have carried out the two-day training and should not be passed on to others. The packs were awarded the Sternberg Award for Clinical Innovation in 2004. Over the past 16 years and following feedback from children and young people who stammer and their families, as well as feedback from Speech and Language Therapists, the Packs have been modified to reflect the views of what works in therapy.
We hope you find the Packs useful and are always looking to develop the work further. We appreciate your feedback.
There are 3 packs for working with different age groups.
Each of the packs includes
Ideas on the possible aims of the work.
A selection of games and activities that can be used in group work.
A pack of work sheets and handouts to be used in therapy sessions.
Rating scales and questionnaires to measure outcomes.
A summary of workshop ideas for working with parents