I have stuttered since the age of 5, and managed my stutter with traditional speech therapy for about 20 years before joining the McGuire Programme in November 2016. I joined the programme because as the convener of combined smooth speech and McGuire maintenance days in Canberra, Australia, I observed strong confidence and speech eloquence in McGuire participants.
Melbourne - Rain, Sunshine and Going Beyond Stuttering!
Nine new students. Thirty-five returning grads. One documentary crew. Two mums. Mix in a large amount of courage, determination, vulnerability and commitment, along with the typically variable Melbourne weather, and you have all the ingredients that, combined together, formed the recent Melbourne Beyond Stuttering Course.
Denis Wright discusses stuttering and the McGuire Progamme with TV and Radio Presenter Ben Fordham - Live on 2GB Radio in Sydney, Australia.
Going to the next level on the Gold Coast
Reaching new heights in Sydney Australia
The April Sydney Intensive Course marks 21 years since The McGuire Programme set roots in Australia.
The course was extra special - not only did we have many returning members, some from as long as 21 years ago, but we also had a very special guest instructor - Dave McGuire.
The McGuire Programme featured on The Project, filmed during the Wellington Intensive Course, 2019
Being stammer was a pain of daily life specially professional. Communication was always a hurdle in all the hard work that I do.
The Mcguire programme has given me confidence and techniques to overcome this mammoth hurdle.