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!

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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Portlaoise support group

The Irish Stammering Association Midlands support group meets in on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012, 8pm in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

The ISA self-help groups provides valuable emotional and social support for people who stutter, in a non-judgemental, relaxed environment. The burden of stuttering can be considerable, and you don’t need to carry this alone. Also a great way to make new friends!

We know it can be hard to come into a room of strangers, but we are all in the same boat and we know how it feels. So if you stammer or know someone who stammers and want more information we’d be delighted to meet you.

Please note this group will be for anyone over 18 years of age.

Our next family event will be Caint gan Eagla in Dublin on April 28th

International Women’s Day – Let’s celebrate!

1% of the world’s population stammer yet women who stammer are outnumbered by about 4 or 5 to 1 by men. That makes us very special indeed.

Today is International Women’s Day and to mark it Irish Stammering Association want to celebrate some famous women who have at some point in their lives stammered. These women can inspire us to reach our potential as women who stammer.

The following women made their mark on the world and showed us that stammering does not have to limit us.

Marilyn Monroe – actress, singer & BAFTA nominated & Golden Globe award winner

Carly Simon – singer & Grammy, Academy & Golden Globe award winner

Margaret Drabble – novelist, biographer & critic

Emily Blunt – actress & BAFTA nominated & Golden Globe award winner

Peggy Lipton – actress & Golden Globe Award winner

Michelle Williams – singer with Destiny’s Child & theatre actress

So, let’s celebrate these women but let us also celebrate our own lives too. As women who stammer, remember, we are daughters, sisters, friends, wives, partners, mothers, work colleagues and so much more and every day we inspire those who know us by our determination and unwillingness to give in despite the difficulties we experience through stammering.

Here are few things you can do if you are a woman who stammers

– Sign up for ISA women’s telephone support group

– Join the ISA and help support adults & children who stammer

Do the Women’s Mini Marathon with other women who stammer to raise money for ISA

– Take part in research to help better understand the causes and treatments for stammering

Enjoy International Women’s Day!

Portlaoise Information Night – Tuesday 6th March

The Irish Stammering Association are running another information night (with a view to setting up support/self-help groups) next week in Laois.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 8pm in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Speakers on both nights -ISA Committee Members, Councillor Michael Ryan, Templemore and Sarah McCormack, Portlaoise, both people who stammer.
We know it can be hard to come into a room of strangers, but we are all in the same boat and we know how it feels. So if you stammer or know someone who stammers and want more information we’d be delighted to meet you.

The ISA self-help groups provides valuable emotional and social support for people who stutter, in a non-judgemental, relaxed environment. The burden of stuttering can be considerable, and you don’t need to carry this alone. Also a great way to make new friends!

All warmly welcome.

Northern Ireland Support Group

The Northern Ireland Support for Stammering and Dysfluency are meeting in Ten Square, Donegall Square South (corner of Adelaide St) Belfast, every 1st Monday from 6-9pm.

People who stammer as well as family and friends of those who stammer are welcome to attend

For details contact… Mandy at: taylor.moore@hotmail.co.uk / +447743572047

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.