Irish Stammering Association Open Day in Wexford

Irish Stammering Association, a national charity, is holding an Open Day and the annual general meeting in Clayton White’s Hotel, Wexford, on Saturday, June 29th and the event is for everyone connected by stammering – including adults who stammer, young people who stammer, and parents of those who stammer.
Around 5% of children will stammer; a condition characterised by sound repetitions, prolongations and blocks in its early stages. Some children will recover from stammering but around 1% of adults continue to stammer. Stammering can lead to avoidance of speaking situations, embarrassment, frustration and people not fulfilling their potential; whatever their age.
This event brings together people who stammer as a reminder that no one needs to fear speaking –it does not need to hold you back. The open day starts at 12 noon with a meet and greet over tea and coffee.
A range of talks will follow:
ISA Chair David Heney will reflect on Irish Stammering Association’s work over recent years and will point to new directions for the organisation.
Charlie Hughes – Gaiety School of Acting – lead tutor for ISAYiT! drama group for children who stutter.
Nora Trench Bowles – person who stutters – stuttering and advocacy; how can we improve services?
Dr Fiona Ryan – speech and language therapist working with narrative therapy
Information on ISA’s new Employment Support Network
Relaunch of ISA’s Women’s Telephone Support Group
The Irish Stammering Association annual general meeting.
Ther is also an ISAYiT! drama workshop for children who stutter aged 7 –17 years which will run from 12.15 pm to 2.15 pm.
The day is FREE to attend. If you’re not a member of ISA yet, you can join on the day for €20.
For more details contact: info@stammeringireland.ie or see www.stammeringireland.ie

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