One in a hundred people has a stammer. There is no cure but there is hope. Speaking out - a television documentary features a Norwich man helping people control their stammer.
“These guys started out on Wednesday night not being able to say their names, Thursday night they can say their names and addresses, Friday they were able to do telephone calls to complete strangers, and here we are on Saturday watching them find new confidence in their voice and putting it into action”.
We held our second course for 2019 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands at the end of August with 3 new students joining our programme and 20 returning members, who came back to work on their own speech. No matter how many courses I attend, I’m still amazed at the transformation of people who stutter, who get to grips with their stuttering n such a short period of time. But it’s important to state here, that this is only the beginning of the process (a life-changing process) and that there is a lot of practice required, with dedicated time and effort required to maintain the gains achieved during the first course.
UK Graduate Andy Kelly tells his local paper, The Northern Echo, about how he finally tackled his stutter at the age of 50.
Ever since he was a young boy McGuire Graduate Chris Wilton has shaken off callous jeers and taunts due to a speech impediment. He recently spoke to The Western Gazette about his experiences of stuttering and the McGuire Programme.
We had an amazing turnout - with around 40 people attending in total - some travelling from as far as Denmark, Singapore and New Zealand to be here. We gained 8 more members to the programme, all of whom went through their first intensive course and gained valuable and life-changing skills – to help them towards taking control of their stutter and becoming amazing speakers.
Living with a stammer can be isolating and frightening but reporter Freya Findlay meets one man who is not letting it hold him back.