COMMUNICATION CONFIDENCE: Transforming the barriers
A unique, powerful peer learning experience for kids who stutter, ages 11-14 years.
A great opportunity this summer for kids who stutter!
Make the most of this summer by "tooling- up" in preparation for not only next school year but for life, with newly-found confidence, skills, and a new perspective on stuttering!
WHERE: Anywhere with internet and privacy to support everyone's participation.
WHEN: Weekly 75-minute classes, REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS SESSION. STAY TUNED FOR NEXT OFFERING OF THIS CLASS
WHAT: 6-week online class for kids who stutter. While the course contains elements of group therapy, it is more of a support, learning, and skill-building group focused on your development of Communication Confidence by: exploring the things that squash your confidence, like certain beliefs, judgements, emotions, and habits (like avoiding talking), and developing skills and perspective to help your overcome communication challenges.
HOW: Discussion, partner activities, skill building, positive peer and teacher feedback, sharing personal stories, examining self-talk and beliefs that are barriers to confidence-building, light-hearted skill-building games, and more. We will use Zoom as our platform so reliable internet is important. Please see outline of curriculum below.
All participants sign an agreement related to confidentiality and demonstrating respect and kindness toward others in the class. You will receive a basic course syllabus, with some questions to reflect on, write about, or discuss with a family member before each class. You'll be encouraged to put in your best effort, but classes will low-pressure, fun, supportive, and something to look forward to!
REGISTRATION: $160 Maximum 10 participants.
NOTE: It is important to me that any child who wants to participate has the opportunity. I will not turn anyone away, so if you are unable to pay the $160 in full, please contact me and discuss options.
In this class you will:
celebrate your unique strengths
meet other amazing kids who stutter
learn to recognize and transform your key beliefs, thoughts, fears, and self-talk that increase your communication stress and anxiety
identify and advocate for your needs
learn to set personal communication goals
learn positive, supportive self-talk strategies to feel empowered and increase your confidence
learn to recognize signs of physical or emotional tension
learn and practice strategies to manage a stressful communications