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 Manole & Karen Neligan – “We speak with one voice
12:30 pm Dr. Allan McGroarty – Quack stammering therapies, quick fixes, bogus treatments and charlatans
1:00 pm Lunch
1:45 pm International Communications Project 2014 speech bubbles
2:00 pm Michael Ryan – “What we have to say is important”
2:50 pm Callum Wells – Stammering in the classroom: advice for teachers & parents
3:15 pm Beth Moore & Simon Walsh – ” We speak with one voice”
3:30 pm Conor Tiernan – “Attitudes”
3:45 pm John Harrison – author of ‘Redefining Stuttering’
4:15 pm Open mic
4:25pm Closing comments – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
11:00 am to 1:45 pm – ISAYIT! drama group facilitated by Gaiety School of Acting – Breakout room 2
12:20 pm to 13:30 pm – ISA Parent Support Network meeting (all parents welcome) – Breakout room 1
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – McGuire Programme information session
2:40 pm to 3:25 pm – ISA Teenager session – Breakout room 2
This year’s speakers include:
Dr. Alan McGroarty, University of Strathclyde
Simon Walsh, Diary of a Stutterer (Multiple blog award nominee 2013 and 2014)
Veronica Lynch, ISA Chair
John Harrison, author of ‘Redefining Stuttering’
Anita Blom, vice chair of the European League of Stuttering Associations
Callum Wells, Speech and Language Therapist : stammering and education
Adrian Bradley – Speech and Language Therapist : International Communication project 2014
Michael O’Shea – Author of ‘Why I Called My Sister Harry’
Niall Wallwin – Stammering Research
Patricia Kennedy, Sticks & Stones anti-bulling programme
Other speakers to be announced this week
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 in stammering to attend and get involved. Family & friends are very welcome.
There will be a range of speakers throughout the day including people who stutter and professionals who work in the field including speech and language therapists.
The day will also feature a breakout session for parents and an ISAYiT! drama group for young people who stutter facilitated by the Gaiety School of Acting.
Once again, there will be a group running for young people and teenagers to meet and talk about stammering.
The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.