Stammering Its Cause and Cure by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue (1929) eBook 2009 by STIR (Warning: No single #stammer “cure”) #SLTFreeCPD


This publication does not reflect 21st Century understanding of how a qualified speech therapist who is accountable to a professional body would manage stammering.

It is not considered possible to cure a stammer (stutter), in the accepted medical sense of the word (BSA, 2006). The word ‘cure’ never appears in the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ Clinical Guidelines (RCSLT, 2005). With respect to stammering the College notes that, “Some clients retain a life-long vulnerability to fluency disruption and so may require repeated episodes of care at different stages in their lives” (RCSLT, 2005:74).

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Fluency Tracker iPhone/iPad app reviewed for BSA

Detailed review by stammerer Stephen Paterson for British Stammering Association.

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Fluency Tracker iPhone app

Stephen Paterson reviews the Fluency Tracker application for iPhone (or iPod touch / iPad).


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Fluency Tracker screenshot -

Fluency Tracker is as described by the developers “an application designed for individuals who stutter and parents of children who stutter. Fluency Tracker will complement the services provided by speech therapists by offering clients a tool they can use to track their progress towards a more fluent speech, positive feelings about speech, and a decrease in avoidance behaviours that are associated with stuttering”.

From Speaking Out Summer 2010, pages 10-11



BSA National Conference – Durham City, 9th-11th Sept 2011 – register on BSA website early 2011?

See links below for how to follow:


British Association for Stammering BSA
– sign up for email updates on website, follow on Twitter or Facebook Page


Durham Stammering Support Group – website and Facebook Page.

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Durham Stammering

I want to announce that the Durham Group will be hosting next years
B.S.A. National Conference in Durham City . The date for you diary is
Friday 9th-Sun 11th Sept . Dont leave booking till late as this will
sell out fast . We have a V.I.P. attending


i believe people will be able to make bookings early in the New Year and that will be through the B.S.A. Website , so just tell people to keep checking if i hear anything earlier i will post it on here .Read more at
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BSA events, Open Days | Other events | Courses for young people | Occasional workshops | For SLTs/researchers | InternationalRead more at
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  • Bio This is the official British Stammering Association Twitter account.


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