Whether we call it Stammering, Dysfluency, Stuttering in the pre-5 years the needs are the same. Speedy evaluation with initial advice. This may be followed by a more in depth parental interview and therapy sessions. Sometimes it is enough to have a conversation and try out some supportive strategies at home and in educational settings. Ruth offers a virtual Stammering Clinic for parents of children who are worried their child may be developing a stammer.
For younger children the Michael Palin Centre approach is utilised. For older children and young people a treatment plan based on individual needs is designed.
Ruth has a special interest in disorders of fluency in children and adults. This interest began eight years ago when there was a significant gap in service and the opportunity to undergo intensive professional development in this clinical area.