I was challenged with a stutter, and there were days introducing myself and saying something as simple as my name was such a real-life struggle. And growing up with a stutter, I found it quite hard to communicate with people in general.
Quotes from parents of children who stutter under the age of 18
We returned to Cork City in Ireland to hold an In-Person course for people who stutter. We were there for one reason only: to work on overcoming our stutter.
For the first time in my life, I could say whenever I wanted.
Megan focused on her stammer and turned her life around.
Last month, we returned to Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland to hold our FIRST In-Person course in over 2 years. 11 New Students attended the course and they worked really hard over the 3 days. The parents of the under 18s also attended and they played an important and active part in this course in encouraging and helping the new students overcome their stutter. A great team effort!
Back to doing what we do best! Working hard on our stutter with face to face, in-person interactions.
“It is great to have so much support, I feel like I can start living the life I always wanted to, with freedom,” one new member said.
Megan Gribben, a first-year student mental health nurse, didn’t let her stammer prevent her from securing a place on the degree course she always wanted
We had coaches from all over the world attend, supporting our local coaches and instructors. Online courses give us a great opportunity to focus on our speech, without any other distractions, and it really shows at the end of the course, how everyone’s speech has improved.
The McGuire Programme is not a cure for stuttering but it teaches you techniques to help overcome stuttering. If it helped me it can help you too.
Listen to Lisa Nealan, course instructor from The McGuire Programme talk with Matt Bailey on BBC Radio Newcastle. Recorded live on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022. Lisa shared how she overcame her stammer.