Education and self help for people who stammer

Stammering Self-Empowerment Programme

Videos, Slideshows and online Articles

Over the coming months we will add to this collection of videos and online articles, so come back regularly to check if anything new has been posted. Links to videos will also be posted on our Facebook page


















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Online Articles - including some French and Spanish translations

For the general public...

· The Jump: A powerful new technique to get out of blocks and overcome fear of stuttering

· Le Saut: une nouvelle technique puissante pour se sortir de blocages et vaincre la peur du bégaiement

· Orchestral Speech: A technique for when you really need to be fluent

· La Parole Orchestrale : une technique lorsque vous devez absolument être fluent

· Mindfulness and Stuttering: How can mindfulness help?

· Pleine conscience et bégaiement : comment la pleine conscience peut nous aider

· The Uses and Abuses of Disfluencies: An essay on the identification of “avoidance disfluencies” in people who stutter

· The paradox of non-avoidance

· Stammering and post-traumatic stress: Some food for thought

· Bégaiement et le stress post-traumatique: Avenues de réflexions

· Tartamudez y estrés postraumático – cuestiones para la reflexión


Academic articles...

· Brocklehurst, P. H., Drake, E., & Corley, M. (2015). Perfectionism and stuttering: Findings of an online survey. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 44, 46–53.

· Brocklehurst, P. H., Lickley, R. J., & Corley, M. (2013). Revisiting Bloodstein's Anticipatory Struggle Hypothesis from a psycholinguistic perspective: A Variable Release Threshold Hypothesis of stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46, 217–237.

· Brocklehurst, P.H. (2013). Stuttering prevalence, incidence and recovery rates depend on how we define it: Comment on Yairi & Ambrose’ article Epidemiology of stuttering: 21st century advances. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 38, 290-293 .

· Brocklehurst, P. H., Lickley, R. J., & Corley, M. (2012). The influence of anticipation of word misrecognition on the likelihood of stuttering. Journal of Communication Disorders, 45, 147-160.

· Brocklehurst, P. H., & Corley, M. (2011). Investigating the inner speech of people who stutter: Evidence for (and against) the Covert Repair Hypothesis. Journal of Communication Disorders, 44, 246-260.

· Brocklehurst, P. H. (2008). A review of evidence for the Covert Repair Hypothesis of stuttering. Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders, 35, 25-43.


The Variable Release Threshold Hypothesis of stammering

The primary and secondary symptoms of stammering (part 1)

The primary and secondary symptoms of stammering (part 2)


The Jump



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Slide Show: The Hidden Strengths of People who Stammer

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