We’re Going to the ZOO

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Events, Young ISA | 0 comments

We’re Going to the ZOO

YoungI SA are going to the zoo! (you can come too). We’re going on a trip to Dublin Zoo on Saturday January 10th. We’ll be getting a special tour where we go behind the scenes with the zookeepers. We’ll getting close up with some of the animals – but not too close! The zoo has over 400 animals and is one of the world’s oldest and popular zoos. We’ll be learning about wild animals and those which are endangered. The trip will be subsidised and is open from children aged 8-16 years. If you’d like more information, please email us...

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Monthly Skype group for teenagers

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Events, Support, Young ISA | 0 comments

ISA runs a monthly Skype group for teenagers who stutter.  The group is facilitated by Callum Wells, a speech and language therapist who also stutters. Teenagers who stutter can join the call from all over Ireland. It’s a friendly and informal atmosphere; you can talk as much or as little as you want. People share ideas of what helps them and it’s a supportive environment to make new friends. Our next call takes place on Wednesday 26th November at 7.15 p.m. Email if you would like more...

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New stammering research study

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Research | 0 comments

Gemma Connolly, a final year speech and language therapy student in NUI Galway, is carrying out a research study which involves talking to adults who stammer about their memories of making friends. What will be involved? Here’s what Gemma told Irish Stammering Association about her project: “If you agree to take part in the study, you and I will meet for an “interview/conversation” where I will ask you questions about your life as a person who stammers and experiences you have had making friends. This should last between 30 minutes to one...

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Presentation Skills Course for Adults

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Events, Support | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association is delighted to announce its Presentation skills course for adults who stammer. The purpose of the course, which takes place over two half days, is to demystify the process of preparing a presentation or speech. The main outcome of the session will be for participants to engage more effectively when presenting. During the course participants will develop essential presentation skills and increase personal presence. There will also be opportunities to discuss and address issues relating to stammering when...

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NSAD 2014 Schedule

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in National Stammering Awareness Day | 0 comments

NSAD 2014 Schedule All talks in main room unless otherwise stated 10:00 am Welcome – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater 10:05 am Icebreaker 10:20 am Adrian Bradley – International Communication Project 2014 10:35 am Martha Glynn – “We speak with one voice!” 10:45 am Neil Wallwin – Stammering research 11:00 am Tea & coffee break 11:15am Veronica Lynch – Irish Stammering Association Chairman 11:45 am Patricia Kennedy – Sticks & Stones anti bullying programme 12:15 pm Constantin...

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Breakout Sessions at NSAD Announced

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in National Stammering Awareness Day | 0 comments

Times for Irish Stammering Association’s breakout sessions at National Stammering Awareness Day on October 18th have been announced.   Breakout sessions will run throughout the day for parents and young people: -          Parents’ Support Network with speech and language therapists (12.20 p.m.) -          ISAYiT! drama project with Gaiety School of Acting for kids and teens who stammer (11 a.m.) -          Teenage talk session (2.40 p.m.)   The theme for the National Stammering Awareness Day is “We speak with one voice!”  The day...

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National Stammering Awareness Day 2014

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Events, National Stammering Awareness Day | 0 comments

This year’s National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Jury’s lnn Custom House. Custom House Quay, Dublin on Saturday 18th October.   The 2014 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 8th year and once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon Communications’.   Irish Stammering Association and Irish McGuire Programme also provide financial support to the event.   “We speak with one voice!” is this year’s theme. This is a great opportunity for all who are interested...

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ISA statement re SSNO funding scheme

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Funding | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association (ISA) welcomes Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD’s decision to restore funding through the SSNO scheme. ISA also welcomes a review of the scheme that will help find a more long-term sustainable solution to funding core costs of organisations delivering front line services in the health and disability sector. Irish Stammering Association is the only national organisation representing people who stammer and their families and supporting professionals working in the field....

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ISAYiT! Summer Camp a Great Success

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in ISAYiT! | 0 comments

ISAYiT! Summer Camp has been running in Dublin this week for young people who stutter. We developed characters from objects, building these into a story involving legendary artist Matilda Treebody. You can see some of her amazing work in the photos! Fear, happiness and revenge ere themes to draw on in the workshop sessions and gave rise to some exciting and intriguing dialogues between our young actors. The youngsters added music to the scenes and put on an award winning performance to much applause from the audience. Confidence was boosted,...

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ISAYiT! Summer Camp 2014

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Events, ISAYiT! | 0 comments

Announcing the Irish Stammering Association summer drama camp in Dublin for young people who stammer between ages 8 to 17 years. ISAYiT! camp takes place from 7th to 11th July from 10am to 2pm each day and will be held in Temple Bar. There will be games, activities, drama, people to meet and lots of fun, of course. Cost is €100 for week. Text or call Veronica & Aisling on 086 0736328 for more information or to book a place. ISAYiT! drama camps offer young people who stammer an opportunity to express themselves creatively among a group of...

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