October 22nd 2016

Hilton hotel, Kilmainham


Stuttering Pride - Respect, Dignity, Recognition


This year's National Stammering Awareness Day (NSAD) will take place in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin on Saturday 22nd October.


The 2016 National Stammering Awareness Day will be in its 10th year and once again it is being kindly sponsored by ‘Speak Soon Communications’ with additional assistance from Irish Stammering Association.  Irish McGuire Programme also provide financial support to the event.


The theme for this year is: Stuttering Pride - Respect, Dignity, Recognition. 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.

The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.


Time Speaker

10 Opening Welcome – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater

10:05 Icebreaker

10:15 Callum Wells (person who stutters and speech and language therapist)

10:30 Patrick O’Hanlon (Person who stutters)

11:00 Coffee Tea & coffee break

11:30 Keynote: Michael Ryan (Chairman, Irish Stammering Association)

12:00 Karen Nelligan (Person who stutters)

12:15 Ray Croke (Person who stutters)

12:30 Keynote: Mary Moorehead (Irish McGuire Programme)


13:00 Lunch


14:00 Keynote: Dr. Triona Lanigan (Talk Title: Beyond words, a psychological approach to stammering)

14:30 Madeleine Foley (parent of...)

14:45 Mary O'Dwyer (speech and language therapist)

15:00 Keynote: Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft (Wayne State University, USA)

15:30 Robert O’Brien (Person who stutters)

15:45 Ian Hickey and Patrick Campbell (Irish Stammering Association and British Stammering Association)

16:10 Closing comments – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater

16:30 Close


ISA sessions


11:00 – 13:45 : Breakout room: ISAYiT! drama group facilitated by Gaiety School of Acting


13:00 – 13:10 : Irish Stammering Association – Extraordinary General Meeting

13:10 – 13.50 : Main Room: ISA Parent Support Network meeting (all parents welcome)