Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Ley Geddes asked me to post this link to his video here. He is lobbying for better services for children who stutter:
The BERCOW REVIEW of services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs has published its Interim Report; the Final Report is due in July. See:

The Interim Report states that 'communication is at the core of all social interaction. Communication is a key life skill. Communication is a fundamental human right'.

The good news is that Our Prime Minister, our Secretaries of State for Children, Schools and Families and Health, and the leader of the review, have already accepted the principle of Early Intervention.

But, on the other hand, governments are often tempted to spend their money - our money - on higher profile or more politically expedient projects.

A great deal of research and well documented clinical work supports the claim that 9 out of 10 children can be saved from a lifetime of stammering. Please ask if you would like to see a summary of some of the relevant cases and the results of current work.

If you understand what life with a stammer can be like, or simply feel that it is time to write this wrong, please support this call for the introduction of an Early Intervention policy for stammering.

If you are in Great Britain, and want help with your or a child's speech, or want to support the work of our leading stammering charity, please contact

1 comment:

Leys Geddes said...

As of Friday 16th May, we have 42 MPs in the UK Parliament supporting our call for the Government to introduce an Early Intervention policy for pre-school children. If you are in the UK and would like to support this initiative, please go to