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University to host Michael Palin training on Stammering in Children

Released: 11.03.13

The University of St Mark & St John will be hosting a 2 day training session to regional Speech and Language Therapists on 13 and 14 March.  The session, which is being funded and run by the Michael Palin Centre will focus on Parent and Child Interaction (PCI) and stammering in children. 

The guest speaker, Elaine Kelman is a speech and language therapist. She has worked in the field of stammering for over 25 years and at the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children since it opened in 1994. She is a specialist in the treatment of stammering and works with children of all ages as well as adults. She works extensively with parents, teaching them how to help their children effectively.

Michael Palin Centre

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children was officially opened in 1993 as a joint initiative between the then Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (ARSC) and the then Camden & Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust. The official opening, which received wide press coverage, fulfilled Lena Rustin's longstanding ambition to establish a centre of excellence in the UK for the treatment of children who stammer.

The Centre continues to offer a specialist service to children and young people who stammer from all over the UK and currently employs 11 full- and part-time Specialist Speech and Language Therapists who are supported by an administrative team.

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