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Up + Coming Speechies Podcast Episode

Thanks to Hannah McKerral and Sienna McCormack for the podcast chat about stuttering in time for International Stuttering Awareness Day on 22 October.  

Up and Coming Speechies Site

https://msha.ke/upandcomingspeechies/

Apple Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/up-coming-speechies/id1528880071

Google Podcast

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS8xMzAxNTA2LnJzcw

Editorial Guidelines Around Stuttering

I grew up thinking stuttering was wrong, and fluency was right.  I felt shame in not being able to speak “normally” and would not keep eye contact when talking.  I would scan my thoughts ahead and switch words to avoid a moment of stuttering.  At the end of every day, I would replay it all in the hope that no one had heard me stutter.

Continue reading here and download our new Editorial Guidelines around stuttering

ACU Virtual Session

Thank you Michelle Donaghy from ACU, all other Speech Pathology Lecturers, Speech Pathology students and ASEA members (144 in total!) for joining from QLD, NSW and VIC for the opportunity to show the movie When I Stutter followed by an hour panel discussion sharing our lived experiences as people with a stutter.

National President Update

With over 100 people registered already for our first ever Online Conference, this will be a very exciting (virtual) event!  

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of history!  Please check out our website for more information and I hope to (virtually) see you there.

23 October: Virtual screening of the movie When I Stutter directed by John Gomez
24 and 25 October: Online Conference

https://speakeasy.org.au/conference/

Thank you

Bundaberg South State School Visit

Thanks to Sue Walsh and Patrick Hollamby, Speech-Language Pathologists from the North Coast Region of the Department of Education, for inviting me to be a part of their fluency program for adolescents who stutter in Bundaberg QLD this week.  Speech Pathology Students from the University of Queensland (10) and Australian Catholic University (1) joined the 6 Speech-Language Pathologists to run this program.  I showed the film When I Stutter directed by John Gomez, shared some personal insights into building confidence and spoke to each of the students.

2020 Online Conference Registration Now Open

You’re invited to our first online conference featuring speakers from eight different countries!

Over two full days on October 24 and 25, you’ll have the amazing opportunity to hear both Australian and global perspectives on stuttering. You’ll also be able to join our screening of When I Stutter on the evening of October 23.

Don’t miss out on this incredible content in a dynamic online format with opportunity for Q&A and discussion with your fellow attendees. This conference is free to attend, however if you’re in a position to make a donation, we’d be really grateful!

If you have an interest in stuttering, including people who stutter, families, speech pathologists (and students) and friends, this conference is for you!

speakeasy.org.au/conference

Mt Alford 2020

QLD Speak Easy has, for about 13 years now, run a 3 day retreat at Mt Alford Lodge on the QLD Scenic Rim in the south east of the state. You can be assured of Fun, Fellowship and Fluency and a chance to get your smooth speech technique back on track.

The retreat has been a great opportunity for Speak Easy members to fine tune their skills in a relaxed atmosphere at a fully catered venue. Only 12 allowed this year, but hopeful for more in 2021.

We already have some converts from Melbourne who normally attend, and they are expected back next year.

If interested for 2021, ring Kev Nuttall 0419774141.