Liam Pogson talking about The McGuire Programme and ITVs new show ‘School for Stammerers’ to be broadcast on TV3 10.01.2018
One in a hundred people has a stammer. There is no cure but there is hope.
I was controlled by my stammer and it frustrated me to no end as I could not say what I wanted to say.
Six resilient people from all walks of life took part in their first 3 day McGuire Programme intensive course in order to deal with their stutter.
The second in a two-article collection, highlighting International Stuttering Awareness Day. Sarah Maclean-Morris reminisces on life past and present with a stutter*. A reminder of how much my life has changed.
Aged 17 this bright lad, full of enthusiasm for his history project about the Crusades, slides at the ready, opened his mouth… and nothing happened.
“I didn’t speak a single word, not one single word left my mouth. My mum was upset. Everything tensed in my throat. They just ended up showing the slides in silence. I felt really low. I think I might have cried when I got home.”