Did you know?

... the Michael Palin Centre is the UKs largest specialist centre for stammering with 11 full- and part-time specialist Speech and Language Therapists.



Research at the Michael Palin Centre

Research at the Centre concentrates on investigating:

1) the nature of stammering, and
2) the effectiveness of therapy with children and teenagers who stammer, with an emphasis on research that has potential relevance for the clinical work that we do.

Research Projects

Some of our areas of research have included:

  • efficacy of Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • efficacy of an integrated intensive therapy approach for children aged 10-14 years and their parents
  • efficacy of an integrated intensive therapy approach for teenagers
  • development of an assessment and evaluation tool to be used by parents
  • factors that influence the use of telehealth, e.g. webcam services
  • expectations of therapy and the process of change.

> Read more about specific projects and click here for publications

Effectiveness of MPC Therapies

Assessment protocols and treatment programmes are conducted in collaboration with clients, with ethical consideration and according to principles of evidence based practice and clinical governance.

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Conference News

The 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference was a huge success!

Proceedings will be published by Elsevier in Procedia:Social and Behavioural Sciences.  These Proceedings have been sponsored by Action for Stammering Children and will be freely avaiable with open access online in early 2015.

The submission deadline for the Proceedings has now expired.