April 18, 2017

Phoebe is our newest Youth Panel member and attended her first meeting on March 25th 2017. On the day, we were launching our new website and were joined by ASC trustees, and special guests, ASC VP's Ed Balls and Colin Firth. Phoebe tells us all about her experience on...

March 7, 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

A few weeks ago I was contacted by my speech and language therapist, Teressa Howarth, about speaking to a young man in his second year at university. He was finding his stammer to be a real barrier during his time there, and as I have experie...

February 22, 2017

I have been attending the Starfish Project, a speech therapy programme in East Sussex, since August 2012. It is there that I learnt, and continue to work on, a coastal breathing technique, a short deep breath taken from the chest every three to five words whilst mainta...

February 1, 2017

During our recent Youth Panel meeting on the 14th of January, the group managed to get 2017 off to a running start.

Beginning the day by discussing the panel’s grand achievements past achievements over the past year, Seyi Matthews, our representative at our corporate pa...

December 2, 2016

Another Saturday and another successful meeting for Action for Stammering Children’s Youth Panel. Now over a year since our first meeting, seven of us from up and down the country met at a new location in Central London. LRW Tonic had kindly invited us to hold our meet...

October 21, 2016

From the Youth Panel first forming in September 2015, things have begun to kick off. The Youth Panel, consisting of 15 young individuals have met six times in the last year at Tonic Insight Offices in London. From the first few initial meeting, the youth panel was intr...

October 18, 2016

Monday 17th October was my first day on work experience with the charity, Action for Stammering Children (ASC). I was very excited to embark on my new mini adventure working with Phil Pyatt (ASC Chief Executive) and the other members of the charity. Once arriving in Lo...

March 8, 2016

ASC’s mission is to transform the lives of young people who stammer, and so we believe that they should be at the heart of everything we do. In October we set up our Youth Panel to give young people who stammer a voice on the issues that matter to them, and give them...

January 22, 2016

In October 2015, ASC launched it’s Youth Panel who’s purpose is to represent the voices of young people who stammer. The panel is currently made up of 10 young men aged between 13-21 and in their first meeting decided that the group needed to be more representative of...

December 7, 2015

Action for Stammering Children (ASC) is the Charity that works hard to help children and young people who stammer.  We asked Joel Winston, a member of our Youth Panel, to write about what it’s like to have a stammer and how having speech and language therapy helped him...

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