Interview with speech and language therapist Sam Simpson on stuttering

Sam Simpson is a speech and language therapist and person centred counsellor with a particular interest in disability studies, stammering activism and what stammering can teach us about ourselves in the world. In 2013 Sam co-edited ‘Stammering Therapy for the Inside: New Perspectives on Working with Young People and Adults’ with Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel Everard, which set out to enrich professional accounts of contemporary stammering therapy by including clients as co-authors of therapy knowledge. In 2019 Sam co-edited ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’ with Patrick Campbell and Chris Constantino. Combining personal narrative, art and disability theory, the book documents how society has historically disabled people who stammer and the diverse ways in which people are creating novel and exciting understandings of their speech. Sam lives outside London and enjoys gardening and walking her dog in her free time.


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