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 (https://www.mcguireprogramme.com/en/levels-success) 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.