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!

April 2012, Newsletter #6

Issue #6 of ISA’s newsletter is available for download

This edition of the newsletter contains an address by our chairman, Stephen Greene, lots of information on our Self Help Groups including an article on our Galway group and our new Midlands support group in Portlaoise.

We look once again at ISAYiT! and get a look at the drame group from the perspective of Bevin Murphy, who has been part of the group since it first started

Download the newsletter

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear 2012

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear, ISA’s Conference Day takes place on Saturday April 28th 2012.

Our conference day provides an opportunity for people who stutter (of all ages) and their families to come together and talk about stuttering. Anyone who has an interest in stammering is welcome to come along and take part.

The day is FREE to ISA members. If you’re not a member of ISA yet, you can attend the day and join ISA for €20.

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear 2012 takes place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Hilton Hotel Kilmainham in Dublin 8, near Heuston Station.
Here are details of our programme for the day

11:00 Welcome
Jonathon Linklater, Development Manager, ISA

11:05 Ann Flaherty, HR Consultant & Life Coach

11:30 Myth busters
Veronica Lynch, ISA

11:35 Discussion in groups about common, & not so common, myths about stammering

11:45 Some myths busted
Veronica Lynch, ISA

12:00 A Personal View
Sarah McCormack, ISA

12:10 Update on ISA activities
Stephen Greene, Chairman, ISA

12:25 The ‘F’ Word
Jonathon Linklater

12:40 Mindfulness
James McCormack, ISA

13:00 Break for Lunch

13:05 Irish Stammering Association AGM
-13:30

13:45 Breakout Sessions

Adult session Who cares?
Young person session Using your voice
Parent session Talking about talking

14:45 Closing address

15:00 Finish

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear 2012

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear, ISA’s Conference Day takes place on Saturday April 28th 2012.

Our conference day provides an opportunity for people who stutter (of all ages) and their families to come together and talk about stuttering.

The day will feature a range of talks and presentations from people who stammer, a life coach, and a speech and language therapist as well as a session on mindfulness and a quiz.

There will be dedicated breakout sessions in the afternoon for adults who stammer, parents of children and teens who stammer, and a group for kids and teens who stammer.

Caint gan eagla – Talk without fear 2012 takes place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Hilton Hotel Kilmainham in Dublin 8, near Heuston Station.

The day is FREE to ISA members. If you’re not a member of ISA yet, you can attend the day and join to ISA for €20.

ISA’s Annual General Meeting will also take place during the day.

More details to follow.

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