Oxford Dysfluency Conference (ODC) 2014

We have just returned from the Oxford Dysfluency Conference, which was held over this weekend (17-20 July) at St Catherine’s College in Oxford. This is a scientific conference for researchers and clinicians working in stammering and cluttering. There were 192 attendees from 32 different countries – a truly international conference! We heard about the latest research into treatment effectiveness, new therapy approaches and the nature of fluency disorders.

The Michael Palin Centre team gave a total of 11 presentations, including poster, research and clinical seminars. We presented work which demonstrates the effectiveness of our intensive courses for both 10-14 year olds and older teenagers who stammer, along with some therapy methods that therapists might find useful when working with children who stammer. Sharon Millard, one of our lead therapists, co-chaired the conference and is pictured here giving the closing address.


Action for Stammering Children has sponsored the publication of the Proceedings of the conference so that these can be available to everyone. So if you weren’t able to get to the Conference, you will be able to see a summary of what was presented.

Now to start planning for the 11th ODC in 2017!