Sensory Impairment & Stammering

UPDATED: 10.07.2020
In this section you can find support for
• Speech Loss
• Anosmia (loss of smell)
• Stammering


Aphasia – Stroke Association
Description of the different types of language disability

Supports children, parents and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
Parents Helpline: 0300 666 9410 (lines open
Monday – Friday 10.30am - 4pm)


Information on Anosmia - loss of the sense of smell.

Fifth Sense
Information and support for anyone affected by smell and taste disorders.



Support advice to anyone affected by a stammer, as well as parents, teachers, employers and professionals.
Helpline: 0808 802 0002 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am -12noon, 6pm - 8pm)

Action for Stammering Children
Specialist services for children and young people who stammer, including the Michael Palin Centre which is internationally recognised for the diagnosis and treatment of children who stammer.

NHS Choices
NHS information on stammering – or stuttering – and possible treatments.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The professional body of and for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland`

Health & Care Professions Council – HCPC
The regulatory body for health therapy professionals, including range of independent practitioners from art therapy to speech and language. 

ASLTIT - Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
Information for private speech and language therapists.

The McGuire Programme
Courses for anyone with a stammer or stutter. See website for fees.

The Starfish Project
Stammering control training courses in East Sussex, for adults and young people (aged 12 – 16 accompanied by a parent). See website for fees.