Online Support Groups

ISA are moving our support groups online. Our next group will take place on Tuesday April 7th from 7.00 – 8.00pm by Zoom conference call. Please register your interest in participating in this or future online groups by contacting info@stammeringireland.ie 

Please note that you will need a laptop with internet access and a microphone to take part.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you need advice or support.

Working from home?


On Saturday 4th April at 12.30pm the ISA Employment Support Clinic will hold a remote workshop on working from home. Among the topics discussed will be how to maintain productivity and how to achieve work / life balance while working from home. To raise any issues you’d like discussed and to register a place please contact es@stammeringireland.ie

Registration closes at 6.00pm on Friday 3rd April.

Women’s Phone Support Group – March 24th 2020

The Irish Stammering Association invites you to participate in the Women’s Phone Group on Tuesday March 24th from 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Women’s phone group is a support group for women who stammer and is also run by women who stammer. It is a telephone Conference call that takes place for approximately 1 hour one evening during the month. The phone call is free from a landline or mobile and is very informal, you can say as much as you like or just listen. There are usually 3 to 7 participants on each call. All are women who stammer discussing issues relating to their stammer.

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in the next or any future Women’s Telephone Support group by emailing us at info@stammeringireland.ie

Public Speaking Workshop – 28th March

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Find the fun in public speaking!

If you’ve always found public speaking more fearful than fun, this workshop is for you.

Many competent professionals have wasted years avoiding speaking situations, only to discover that with the right guidance, they can really come into their own.

This workshop will help you take pressure off yourself in off-the cuff speaking situations, and train you to be concise and relevant.  You will have lots of opportunities to practice and get feedback in a way that feels easy and fun.

LEARN HOW TO :

  • Reduce self-consciousness and handle speaker stress. 
  • Think on your feet. 
  • Get to the point. 

YOU WILL DO THIS THROUGH: 

  • Confidence building exercises. 
  • Easy, fun improv games to improve creative thinking. 
  • Paired and individual speaking exercises. 
  • Individual feedback.

ABOUT THE TRAINER:

Fiona O’Meara is an award winning speaker who teaches public speaking privately and in schools.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-o-meara-8a6747b2/

The cost of this workshop is €20 per person for non ISA members.

For more information or to book a place please send an email to info@stammeringireland.ie or leave a message on 01 872 4405.

Employment Support Clinics

The Irish Stammering Association is pleased to announce the commencement of our monthly Employment Support Clinics.

Employment Support Clinics are a dedicated support service for people who feel that their stammer has negatively impacted their employment opportunities. They will take place regularly, on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 11am – 3pm.

Tailored advice and support in employment matters can be provided over video call through Skype or Zoom.

Please contact es@stammeringireland.ie for more information or to book a time slot.

ISA Walk & Talk: February 9th 2020

Location: Chapelizod Liffey Walk, Dublin.

Meeting Point: 12pm, February 9th 2020, outside the main entrance to Heuston Station, Dublin.

Length of Walk: A leisurely 2½ hours.

What is the Walk and Talk? This will be a social gathering and will provide an opportunity for those who stammer, their family and friends, or those with an interest in stammering to walk and talk as they make their way through city gardens, parks and along the banks of the river Liffey. We will begin in Heuston Station and make our way to the Gardens at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. We then head for Irish National War Memorial Park before joining the Liffey walk towards Chapelizod Village. After a short refreshment break in Chapelizod, we will enter the Phoenix Park and make our way towards the Knockmaree Dolmen which is one of the oldest structures in Dublin. We will finish our walk by making our way through the park towards Heuston Station. The walk is open to all ages, although children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

How do I take part? Please express your interest in this event before the February 7th 2020 by contacting  info@stammeringireland.ie

What should I bring? Please ensure to bring comfortable walking shoes, raingear and fluids.

How do I get there? Heuston Station is serviced by Dublin Bus, LUAS tram and intercity rail. It has car parking facilities. It is a 20-25 minute walk to the city centre.

Please contact  info@stammeringireland.ie for further details.

Women’s Phone Support Group 2020!

The Irish Stammering Association invites you to the first Women’s Phone Group call of 2020 which will be held on Wednesday 29th January from 8.00pm – 9.00pm.

The Women’s phone group is a monthly support group for women who stammer and is also run by women who stammer. It is a telephone Conference call that takes place for approximately 1 hour one evening during the month. The phone call is free from a landline or mobile and is very informal, you can say as much as you like or just listen. There are usually 3 to 7 participants on each call. All are women who stammer discussing issues relating to their stammer.

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in the next or any future Women’s Telephone Support group by emailing us at info@stammeringireland.ie  

Or you can leave a phone message on 01 872 4405

ISA on the road – Portlaoise and Letterkenny

ISA on the road – Portlaoise and Letterkenny 

ISA will be running two open day events during the month of November.  We’ll be visiting Portlaoise on Saturday November 16th, and we’ll be in Letterkenny on Saturday November 23rd.  The days will feature talks from people who stutter, speech and language therapists as well as offering a chance for adults who stutter to take part in one of our support groups.  For families, we’ll be running a youngISA event on the day while parents can take part in our Parents’ Support Network.

The venue for the Portlaoise open day will be the Maldron Hotel, and Letterkenny will be the Radisson Blu hotel.

If you’ve any questions send us an email at mail@stammeringireland.ie

Self help groups starting up for Autumn

Irish Stammering Association’s self help groups are starting up again this week.

If you’re a person who stammers and would like some support, a place to talk and a place to perhaps change your stammering, this could be the place for you.

ISA operate groups in Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Letterkenny, Portlaoise and Waterford.

We also have telephone support groups for those who can’t make meetings.