AUDITED EVALUATIONS FOR MEMBERS WHO JOINED THE McGUIRE PROGRAMME IN 2019
Number of new members in 2019
OVERALL SUCCESS RATE INCLUDING NON-RESPONDENTS
Note: this figure rates all non-respondents as "unsuccessful,". The McGuire Programme treats this as our true overall success rate.
SUCCESS RATE OF MEMBERS WHO WERE ACTIVE FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER THEIR 1ST COURSE
Our new members who took advantage of the McGuire Programme's INCLUDED Lifetime Support Membership for at least 6 months.
PERCENTAGE OF NEW MEMBERS INDICATING AN IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE
New members who attributed an increased Quality of Life to the McGuire Programme and their improved speaking abilities.
OVERALL SUCCESS RATE EXCLUDING NON-RESPONDENTS
Many other programs do not include non-respondents in their success rate calculations. If we used this method the above percentage of new McGuire Programme members would have been rated successful.
Always Evaluating Ourselves
In 2019, 323 people wanting to overcome their stutter joined our Programme. Of these, 232, or 72%, were verified by our Evaluation Auditors as being successful according to our criteria in our most accurate category where non-respondents were rated not-successful. Similar to last year’s stats, 97% of people who took advantage of the Programme’s included LIFETIME support for at least 6 months were confirmed successful.
What was remarkable about 2019 is that most of the evaluation audits were done in 2020 when the Covid19 prevented our usual face to face courses, refresher days and support groups. Thanks to the internet and conferencing programmes such as Zoom, we were able to keep our success reasonably high by conducting courses and follow-up support virtually. And it worked so well that we will continue to run virtual courses, support groups, etc. after this pandemic crisis is over, although regions will hold one ‘physical’ course a year.
Evaluation Auditors for 2019 Include:
Auditors Name: Sharon Gavillet Auditors McGuire Region: Ireland
UK South, UK North, Latin America
Auditors Name: Jennifer Vaughn Auditors McGuire Region: UK North
Regions Audited: USA/CAN, Mena, Ireland, Benelux/Germany
Auditors Name: Mary Moorehead Auditors McGuire Region: Ireland
Regions Audited: Australia/NZ, Scandinavia
Auditors Name: Denise Admiraal Auditors McGuire Region: Netherlands
Regions Audited: South Africa, India