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.

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

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!