Staff Who Stammer
Who we are
This network is for staff who stammer and who would like to share experiences, access a support network and / or raise awareness of stammering at work.
Chair of the Staff Who Stammer Network
The staff who stammer network meets every 3 weeks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to attend.
How we can help
We provide peer support and signposting for issues relating to stammering in the workplace.
We aim to work with the University to ensure that all staff who stammer at Bristol have a consistent and positive experience at the University.
Membership of the network is open to all University staff who stammer (overtly or covertly). There is no subscription fee. Colleagues who don’t stammer but are interested in finding out more about stammering are welcome to get in touch too.
The guide covers:
- What causes stammering?
- What is stammering – effect on speech
- How different factors affect people who stammer at work
- Understanding the hidden aspects of stammering
- Good practice for employers
- Types of job
- Communication skills and describing job roles
- Job interviews
- Creating and reviewing policies
- Using the telephone
- Meetings, group interaction and presentations
- In conversation with a person who stammers
- Tone and sensitivity
- Unconscious bias
- Legal issues
- Case studies
- Sources of support
- British Stammering Association: Basic information on stammering
- Employers Stammering Network: information for employees
- Employers Stammering Network: information for managers
- Times Higher Education article: Stammering: higher education’s ‘invisible disability’ must be tackled. Johnston D and and Bashir N (2017)