The 10th National Stammering Awareness Day

Stuttering Pride – Respect, Dignity, Recognition

The 10th National Stammering Awareness Day takes place on October 22nd 2016 in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin.
 The theme for this year is: Stuttering Pride – Respect, Dignity, Recognition.
 NSAD was established
 by Michael O’Shea and Jonathon Linklater in 2007. In its 10 years NSAD has enjoyed many international and homegrown speakers, run workshops for children and parents and brought closer together the community of people who stammer. NSAD has featured informative and enjoyable sessions including face painting for kids, drama with ISAYiT! and the
 Gaiety School of Acting, student presentations, research studies, academic presentations and inspiring stories from hundreds of people who stammer. These people who stammer (possibly including you) have come together to
 use their voices, listen to others, meet up and to support other people who stammer. NSAD has been generously funded by Speak Soon Communications. Additional support has come from Irish Stammering Association – who have operated workshops for parents, children and teenagers who stutter – as well as Irish McGuire Programme. ISA extends a special invitation to you for this 10th National Stammering Awareness Day. Entry
 is free and people who stutter, their friends and families are invited to learn more about stammering 
in a supportive and 
safe environment. The provisional programme can be found below. We hope that you can make this special event.

Saturday October 22nd 2016 (10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.), Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.

Time Speaker
10 Opening Welcome – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
10:05 Icebreaker
10:15 Callum Wells (person who stutters and speech and language therapist)
10:30 Patrick O’Hanlon (Person who stutters)
11:00 Coffee Tea & coffee break
11:30 Keynote: Michael Ryan (Chairman, Irish Stammering Association)
12:00 Karen Nelligan (Person who stutters)
12:15 Ray Croke (Person who stutters)
12:30 Keynote: Mary Moorehead (Irish McGuire Programme)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote: Dr. Triona Lanigan (Talk Title: Beyond words, a psychological approach to stammering)
14.30 Madeleine Foley (parent of teenager who stutters)
14:45 Mary O’Dwyer (speech and language therapist)
15:00 Keynote: Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft (Wayne State University, USA)
15:30 Robert O’Brien (Person who stutters)
15:45 Ian Hickey and Patrick Campbell (Irish Stammering Association and British Stammering Association)
16:10 Closing comments – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
16:30 Close

ISA sessions

11:00 – 13:45 : Breakout room: ISAYiT! drama group facilitated by Gaiety School of Acting

13:00 – 13:10 : Irish Stammering Association – Extraordinary General Meeting
13:10 – 13.50 : Main Room: ISA Parent Support Network meeting (all parents welcome)

NSAD 2014 Schedule

NSAD 2014 Schedule
All talks in main room unless otherwise stated
  • 10:00 am Welcome – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
  • 10:05 am Icebreaker 10:20 am Adrian Bradley – International Communication Project 2014
  • 10:35 am Martha Glynn – “We speak with one voice!”
  • 10:45 am Neil Wallwin – Stammering research
  • 11:00 am Tea & coffee break
  • 11:15am Veronica Lynch – Irish Stammering Association Chairman
  • 11:45 am Patricia Kennedy – Sticks & Stones anti bullying programme
  • 12:15 pm Constantin Manole & Karen Neligan – “We speak with one voice
  • 12:30 pm Dr. Allan McGroarty – Quack stammering therapies, quick fixes, bogus treatments and charlatans
  • 1:00 pm Lunch
  • 1:45 pm International Communications Project 2014 speech bubbles
  • 2:00 pm Michael Ryan – “What we have to say is important”
  • 2:50 pm Callum Wells – Stammering in the classroom: advice for teachers & parents
  • 3:15 pm Beth Moore & Simon Walsh – ” We speak with one voice”
  • 3:30 pm Conor Tiernan – “Attitudes”
  • 3:45 pm John Harrison – author of ‘Redefining Stuttering’
  • 4:15 pm Open mic
  • 4:25pm Closing comments – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater

OTHER EVENTS

  • 11:00 am to 1:45 pm – ISAYIT! drama group facilitated by Gaiety School of Acting – Breakout room 2
  • 12:20 pm to 13:30 pm  – ISA Parent Support Network meeting (all parents welcome) – Breakout room 1
  • 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – McGuire Programme information session
  • 2:40 pm to 3:25 pm – ISA Teenager session – Breakout room 2

PRESENTERS

This year’s speakers include:

  • Dr. Alan McGroarty, University of Strathclyde
  •  Simon Walsh, Diary of a Stutterer (Multiple blog award nominee 2013 and 2014)
  •  Veronica Lynch, ISA Chair
  •  John Harrison, author of ‘Redefining Stuttering’
  •  Anita Blom, vice chair of the European League of Stuttering Associations
  •  Callum Wells, Speech and Language Therapist : stammering and education
  •  Adrian Bradley – Speech and Language Therapist : International Communication project 2014
  •  Michael O’Shea – Author of ‘Why I Called My Sister Harry’
  •  Niall Wallwin – Stammering Research
  •  Patricia Kennedy, Sticks & Stones anti-bulling programme

 

Other speakers to be announced this week

 

This year’s National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Jury’s lnn Custom House. Custom House Quay, Dublin on Saturday 18th October.

 

The 2014 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 8th year and once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon Communications’.

 

Irish Stammering Association and Irish McGuire Programme also provide financial support to the event.

 

“We speak with one voice!” is this year’s theme. This is a great opportunity for all who are interested in stammering to attend and get involved.  Family & friends are very welcome.

 

There will be a range of speakers throughout the day including people who stutter and professionals who work in the field including speech and language therapists.

 

The day will also feature a breakout session for parents and an ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stutter facilitated by the Gaiety School of Acting.

 

Once again, there will be a group running for young people and teenagers to meet and talk about stammering.

 

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.

 

SPONSORS

Breakout Sessions at NSAD Announced

Times for Irish Stammering Association’s breakout sessions at National Stammering Awareness Day on October 18th have been announced.

 

Breakout sessions will run throughout the day for parents and young people:

–          Parents’ Support Network with speech and language therapists (12.20 p.m.)

–          ISAYiT! drama project with Gaiety School of Acting for kids and teens who stammer (11 a.m.)

–          Teenage talk session (2.40 p.m.)

 

The theme for the National Stammering Awareness Day is “We speak with one voice!”  The day will feature over a dozen speakers from Ireland, UK, USA, and Sweden talking about their experiences of stammering and giving support and useful ideas on how people can reduce the negative impact that stammering can have.

 

Irish Stammering Association Chairman Veronica Lynch says “National Stammering Awareness Day provides an opportunity to meet other people who stammer, hear and share experiences and learn that stammering does not have to hold you back.  You may have never done anything about stammering before, but it’s never too late or too early to start.”

 

National Stammering Awareness day is free to attend and all are welcome… people who stutter, family members, friends, and professionals who work with stuttering.

 

A full schedule can be found on www.nsad.ie later this week.

 

‘We speak with one voice’ : National Stammering Awareness Day 2014

 

Jury’s Inn Customs House, Customs House Quay, Dublin 1

10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Saturday 18th of October 2014

National Stammering Awareness Day 2014

This year’s National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Jury’s lnn Custom House. Custom House Quay, Dublin on Saturday 18th October.

 

The 2014 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 8th year and once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon Communications’.

 

Irish Stammering Association and Irish McGuire Programme also provide financial support to the event.

 

“We speak with one voice!” is this year’s theme. This is a great opportunity for all who are interested in stammering to attend and get involved.  Family & friends are very welcome.

 

There will be a range of speakers throughout the day including people who stutter and professionals who work in the field including speech and language therapists.

 

The day will also feature a breakout session for parents and an ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stutter facilitated by the Gaiety School of Acting.

 

Once again, there will be a group running for young people and teenagers to meet and talk about stammering.

 

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.

For the official NSAD website go to www.nsad.ie

National Stammering Awareness Day 2013

National Stammering Awareness Day 2013

The seventh National Stammering Awareness Day took place on Saturday 19th October with attendees from all over Ireland meeting in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel in Dublin.

The theme of “People Who Stutter Supporting Each Other” carried throughout the day with inspirational speakers of all ages.  A message that stuttering can be a positive part of who you are was evident.  Links to some of the presentations will shortly be available on www.nsad.ie

Irish Stammering Association facilitated a number of breakout sessions including a Parents’ Support Network meeting, a group for teenagers to talk and ISAYIT! drama with Gaiety School of Acting.

The day was also kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon 
Communications’ with proceeds from book sales of ‘Why I called my sister Harry’ by Michael O’Shea.

National Stammering Awareness Day 2013

National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Hilton
Kilmainham Hotel on Saturday 19th October this year.

The 2013 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 7th year and
once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon
Communications’.

“People Who Stutter Supporting Each Other” is this year’s theme. This
is a great opportunity for all who are interested in stammering to
attend (family & friends are very welcome) and get involved.

There will be a range of speakers throughout the day including people
who stutter and professionals who work in the field including speech
and language therapists.

The day will also feature a breakout session for parents and an
ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stutter facilitated by the
Gaiety School of Acting.  For the first time at NSAD there will also
be a group running for teenagers to meet and talk about stammering.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. Admission is free;
refreshments will be served.

For more information go to www.nsad.ie

Details

Start:
October 19, 2013 10:00 am
End:
October 19, 2013 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

National Stammering Awareness Day 2012

Ireland’s 6th National Stammering Awareness Day takes place in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin on Saturday October 20th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The day will feature speakers talking about their experiences of stammering. We’ll have breakout sessions at points in the day to talk about what you think about stuttering. There will be a short documentary to watch as well as speakers who can give ideas on how to change and manage your stammering and where you can get support.

Special workshops will run for children and young people who stammer; we’ll also have a workshop for parents of children who stammer run by Speech and Language Therapists and ISA’s Parents’ Support Network.

National Stammering Awareness day is free to attend.

More details coming soon.

National Stammering Awareness Day, 2011

National Stammering Awareness Day 2011 takes place on October 22nd in the Aisling Hotel Dublin.

This year’s theme is ‘Sharing Stories, Changing Perceptions’.

Irish Stammering Association is proud to be taking part in the day and encourages all those challenged by stammering to attend. Families and friends of are also welcome to attend; a special invitation is extended to those who work with people who are challenged by stammering.

This is the 5th NSAD in Ireland and brings together all members of the stammering community to share experiences and support each other around a communication disorder that is becoming more talked about!