2003 IFA Congress: Montreal, Canada

The Why and How of Parent Groups

Willie Botterill, and Frances Cook

The Michael Palin Centre for Stuttering Children, Finsbury Health Centre, Pine Street, London, ECIR OLP, UK.


The Michael Palin Centre has been involved in running groups for stuttering children and their parents for many years. This paper will explain why and how groups provide such a powerful environment for parents in helping their child who stutters. We will discuss some of the key processes involved in running an effective psycho-educational group for parents. We will also present a blue print for the organisation and running of a six-session weekly group package, as well as the extended two—week intensive programme. Parent satisfaction measures will also be discussed.
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