Monthly Skype group for teenagers

ISA runs a monthly Skype group for teenagers who stutter.  The group is facilitated by Callum Wells, a speech and language therapist who also stutters. Teenagers who stutter can join the call from all over Ireland.

It’s a friendly and informal atmosphere; you can talk as much or as little as you want. People share ideas of what helps them and it’s a supportive environment to make new friends.

Our next call takes place on Wednesday 26th November at 7.15 p.m.

Email mail@stammeringireland.ie if you would like more details.

Presentation Skills Course for Adults

Irish Stammering Association is delighted to announce its Presentation skills course for adults who stammer. The purpose of the course, which takes place over two half days, is to demystify the process of preparing a presentation or speech.

The main outcome of the session will be for participants to engage more effectively when presenting.

During the course participants will develop essential presentation skills and increase personal presence. There will also be opportunities to discuss and address issues relating to stammering when presenting.

 When:   Sunday 16th November & Sunday 23rd November

                11 am to 2 pm each day

 

Where: Dublin city centre location

  

Who:      This course is aimed at adults who stammer who want to learn how to approach preparing and giving a presentation or speech.

 

What:     The course is led by Donal Courtney of Playact and Gaiety School of Acting.  Donal is an actor, director, writer and teacher who believes that acting skills can be applied in different environments to enhance and improve confidence levels. He has a wealth of experience in providing presentation skills workshops in both the private and public sector

 

 Cost:      €50 for members

                €70 for non members which includes a years membership of ISA

                This course is subsidised with funds gratefully received from Hospital Saturday Fund

                Assistance with travel costs is available

  

How:       Please contact us on mail@stammeringireland.ie if you wish to reserve a place or to get more information

 

 

It is essential that participants be available for both sessions to get the full benefit of the course

Templemore Information Night

A very enjoyable meeting took place in Templemore last night!

Thanks to Councillor Michael Ryan, who made all feel very welcome at the first of our Midlands Support Groups.

People who stuttered attended the event and spoke about how stammering impacted on their lives. There was a very positive atmosphere and those who attended spoke of the support that they gained from speaking freely among other people who stutter.

Parents of young people who stammer also attended the group and gained information as well as being able to hear that there is hope to be an effective communicator and achieve your goals in life even if you do stammer.

It can be a big step for a person who stutters to walk into a room of strangers, so if you are reading this don’t hesitate (!) to call in to a future event…

Sarah McCormack spoke about another ISA Information meeting coming up in Portlaoise, Tuesday 6th March, 8pm in the Maldron Hotel.

Anyone who stammers or who would like more information are warmly invited to attend!

Telephone Support Group for Women who Stutter

Irish Stammering Association are delighted to announce that they have
secured funding from The Ireland Funds (www.theirelandfunds.org) to set up a
special Telephone Support Group for Women who Stutter. When it comes to
stuttering behaviour, women are in the minority as nearly 4 times as many
males as females stutter. Women with children may also find it hard to
travel to regular support groups.

Any woman who stutters is invited to join in – you will need to provide us
with a landline number. The call is free of charge to participants. Please
email us at phonegroups@stammeringireland.ie with your landline number or to register your interest for future calls.