Building Confidence and Resilience in CWS
Research shows that children who stammer may be more vulnerable to teasing and bullying and show higher rates of social anxiety, particularly into adolescence and adulthood. This webinar explores ways that clinicians can support children who stammer, and their parents, to build their confidence and self-esteem, and to nurture a resilient mindset, in order to help them to develop a more positive self-view and to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. This therapeutic approach can enable children and young people to be confident and effective communicators, whether they stammer or not.
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists
Bio: Sarah Caughter qualified from Newcastle University in 2004 and worked in Early years and mainstream school settings until joining the Michael Palin Centre in 2009. Sarah completed an MSc in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with children and young people at the Anna Freud Centre, London, in 2015. She worked as a clinical tutor on the same programme in 2016. Sarah delivers a range of training courses for therapists working with children and young people who stammer and offers clinical supervision. She contributes to the organisation of the MPC National and International training programme.
Sarah completed an intensive ‘train the trainers’ course in building resilience in young children, in Canada, in 2016. She has a particular interest in supporting children and young people who stammer with their emotional wellbeing, and in developing their self-esteem and resilience. She has published two peer-reviewed journal articles on resilience in children who stammer.
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