Information Night in Templemore

Do you stammer?
Or know someone who stammers?

Why not come along to our informal Information Night In

Templemore Arms Hotel

On

Tuesday 21st Feb. 2012

At 8pm Sharp

All Welcome

Speakers on the night will include;
Cllr.Michael C. Ryan Templemore & Sarah McCormack Portlaoise.
Organised by the Irish Stammering Association Carmichael Hse, Nth Brunswick St, Dublin 01 872 4405, mail@stammeringireland.ie

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!

ISA Newsletter, Issue #5

The eagerly awaited Issue #5 of ISA’s newsletter is out now!

This edition of the newsletter contains an address by our chairman, Stephen Greene.

National Stammering Awareness Day will take place on October 22nd and we preview this annual event, which is always a great success.

ISAYiT! have been busy, even producing a movie! Aisling Keogh reports on the recent ISAYiT! summer camp.

The findings from a recent survey on Self Help groups are detailed and we have a report and photos from Young ISA’s recent Viking Splash tour in Dublin

All of the above, and more, are featured in the newsletter which you can download here:

ISA Newsletter, Issue #5

Department of Speech and Hearing at UCC invite you to an Exhibition

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at UCC invite you to the opening of an exhibition in the Jennings Gallery:

‘Give me the flowing line: Celebrating the life of Fr O’Flynn (1881-1962) of The Loft and his work with people in Cork who stammered’

Date: Thursday 6th October at 6.00 p.m.

There will be brief talks in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex (G10) about Fr O’Flynn, his life and work, and about speech and language therapy in Cork today.

The exhibition will then be officially opened by Donncha Ó Dúlaing, the broadcaster from Cork who is known country-wide for his sports and traditional music programmes. He currently presents Fáilte Isteach, Saturday evenings, on RTÉ Radio 1.

There will follow a reception in the Jennings Gallery.

New Self Help Group at NUIG

A new self help group has been setup at NUIG (National University of Ireland, Galway). The group will meet for the first time on October 13th.

Support group for People Who Stutter (PWS)

This support group is for people who stutter (or stammer if you prefer), to discuss issues around stuttering, as well as providing mutual support. As a PWS myself, I know how stuttering can be embarrassing and difficult to live with. However, meeting with others who stutter can make it easier to manage – and who knows you might even enjoy yourself too!

If you would like to attend the support group, just turn up, there’s no need to call ahead.

If you’d like to talk to a group member before you attend, let us know and we’ll put you in touch. Contact James at jms.mccormack@yahoo.com.

Here are some comments from people who attend support groups:

• “Before coming to the support group I very rarely spoke about my stammer, now I find it easier and it helps my confidence. It’s so much better to have it out in the open. Talking always HELPS!”

• It’s very helpful to meet up with other people who stammer and to exchange experiences and feelings. It’s important to know that there are other people who have felt the same way.”

• Facing up to your stammering and working on improving your relationship with it takes a long time, so it is great to have a regular meeting to chart your progress [as well as] receive and offer support.”

• I have learned that I am not the only one with this problem, this gives me a little bit of confidence.”

Win Copies of ‘The Kings Speech’ DVD

Up for grabs are 2 copies of ‘The Kings Speech’ on DVD with thanks to Xtra-Vision.

The question is:

In what year did King George VI become King?

A. 1936
B. 1956
C. 1996

Send your answer along with your name and address to mail@stammeringireland.ie

Competition open to anyone in Ireland and United Kingdom. Entrants must be 16 or over. The competition closes at midnight 7th August. The winners will be announced on Monday 8th August.

Good luck!