Latest News : Women’s Phone Group

Women’s Phone Group starting again in the autumn. The monthly phone group for women who stammer is starting again in Sept, if you are interested in taking part in one of the calls please contact phonegroups@stammeringireland.ie or call the ISA phone number 01 872 4405 , all you need to take part is a landline, there is no cost to participants as the calls are fully sponsored by ISA. Calls take place in the evening and usually last an hour. If you are a woman who stammers and would like to share your experiences with a group of other women who stammer then let us know.

ISAYiT! Summer Camps 2012 – Dublin and Galway

Irish Stammering Association are delighted to announce two ISAYiT! summer camps.

We’re running our fourth Dublin summer camp and we’ll also be heading West to Galway.

Our Dublin camp will run from Monday 16th July to Friday 20th July in Temple Bar, Dublin (9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.)

Our Galway camp will run from Tuesday 24th July to Friday 27th July in Galway City (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).

Led by teachers from the Gaiety School of Acting, ISAYiT! provides a place for young people who stammer from age 8 to 16 to try a bit of acting and stagecraft. There will be opportunity for story writing and no doubt some (messy) costume making and set design!

There will be plenty of fun and games during the week and new friends to be made.

Places are limited so get in touch as soon as possible.

The cost for the week is subsidized by HSE / National Lottery grant at. Our 5 day Dublin camp is €100. Our 4 day Galway camp is €80.

Contact us on 085 185 7721 or email us… youngisa@stammeringireland.ie

ISAYiT! video about stammering

ISAYiT! the Irish Stammering Association Youth international Theatre! have made a video.

The youngsters from the group talk about what it’s like to have a stammer, what happens and how it feels. They discus the challenges, the changes that can happen and even some of the good things that stammering can bring.

So get out the popcorn, sit back and enjoy!

For more info on ISAYiT! summer camps this July and term time activities contact us on 085 185 7721 or email us… youngisa@stammeringireland.ie

Ciara Daly sponsored by ISA in Cork Rose Selection

Ciara Daly is being sponsored by ISA in this weekend’s Cork Rose Selection. The winner goes on to represent Cork in this year’s Rose of Tralee.

Ciara says she’s delighted to representing ISA and bringing more awareness of stammering and its effects. We’ll keep you posted on how she gets on. Here’s a photo of Ciara with the other finalists visiting Fota Island Resort

Here’s Ciara’s biography:

“Ciara is a Speech and Language Therapist in Co. Wicklow. Originally from Cork, Ciara is undertaking a Masters in stammering at Trinity College Dublin. Ciara is passionate about helping people who stammer and qualified as European clinical specialist in fluency disorders from Lessius University, Antwerp. Ciara is sponsored by the Irish Stammering Association.Her ambition is to set up a drama group for children with speech disorders in Cork. Bitten by the travel bug early, Ciara has travelled extensively. She is family orientated and has inherited her brothers love for rock music. She recently fulfilled her ambition of learning to play the drums but it’s a work in progress!”

Irish Stammering Association wishes Ciara the very best of luck this weekend!

Caint gan eagla 2012

Caint gan eagla – Talk without Fear 2012 took place last weekend and it was great to see adults, youngsters and parents represented as well as Speech & Language professionals.

Attendees were treated to presentations from a wide range of speakers including Life Coach Ann Flaherty who explained the concept of ‘Flow’ and a session on Mindfulness from James McCormack (psychotherapist). Other speakers included Sarah McCormack who gave a personal account of stammering and ISA Chair Stephen Greene who told us about ISA’s work and strategic plan. We also had a a mythbusting session with Veronica Lynch and Speech and Language Therapist Jonathon Linklater talked about those F words… Fear, Fluency and The Future.

Breakout sessions in the afternoon for adults, parents and youngsters allowed for people to share experiences and ideas.

Feedback on the day from those attending was positive and ISA will be looking at the feedback in some detail in order to make next years Caint gan Eagla even better .

A big thank you to all those who organised the event, presented, helped out on the day and, of course, thank you to all that attended for helping to make the day a success.

If you would like to learn more about upcoming events, join us on Twitter, Facebook and online at www.stammeringireland.ie.

We look forward to seeing you at the next event!