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Australian Speak Easy Association

Welcome to the Australian Speak Easy Association Facebook page! If you are a person with a stutter, parent of a child who stutters, speech pathologist or simply have an interest in stuttering then this is the page for you. The aims of this page is to share the latest in research, popular media and be a place of positive discussion and community. Please like and share to join in with all the exciting things to come!
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Be Brave! On overcoming a childhood stutter. | Hannah Kennedy | TEDxYouth@Columbus
Hannah Kennedy bravely discusses how she is overcoming her stuttering problem. Student in Columbus City Schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using th...
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Australian Speak Easy Association added a new photo.Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 7:30pm
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Australian Speak Easy AssociationThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 7:30pm
The school term has started for most school students in Australia. Whilst this can be an exciting time for many children, it can also be a source of fear and anxiety.

For children with a stutter, this can add a whole other layer of complexity to the experience.

Do you have any tips for children with a stutter who might be nervous about going back to school?
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Australian Speak Easy AssociationMonday, January 30th, 2017 at 4:30pm
To all our South Australian ASEA members:

Beginning in February 2017, South Australian members have organised a regular support group for people who stutter of all ages.

The first meeting will be held Monday 6th February 2017, at the Wakefield Hotel, 76 Wakefield St, Adelaide from 7pm-9pm. This will be a non therapy, non-technique meeting focusing on acceptance, natural speaking and relaxation.

Several people will be having a meal at the hotel at 6pm before the meeting. All are welcome.

As well as anyone who stutters, parents and friends are most welcome. Under 18s who stutter must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Often, understanding by family and friends can be a great help in managing stuttering.

Please RSVP to Mark Irwin (President) by email
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Australian Speak Easy AssociationFriday, January 6th, 2017 at 10:03am
People from all over Australia (and internationally) are benefitting from the new Telerehabilitation Clinic (TRC) at The University of Queensland (UQ). The TRC offers speech pathology services, including a well renowned fluency clinic that is an extension of the fluency services offered at UQ’s St Lucia campus. UQ’s fluency services are extremely popular and now reaches more clients thanks to the TRC.
Sessions occur using a secure two-way videoconference platform which has been designed specifically for allied health services. Therapy is tailored to each individual client’s goals. The clinics are student-led, under supervision from qualified practitioners.
Clients require a PC, laptop (with webcam & microphone) or iPad, with an internet connection. We always perform a test call prior to booking any sessions, to ensure we have an adequate connection.
Adriana Penman, certified practising speech pathologist, academic and clinical educator in the TRC said ‘being able to utilise technology within the TRC to see clients who can’t otherwise access speech services for fluency issues is amazing. We’ve been able to help clients who otherwise would not be able to access services, and to give them strategies to help control their stuttering and improve their confidence with communication.’
‘Our UQ Fluency clinic is extremely busy, and now with the addition of the TRC, we are able to see more clients, especially those that don’t want to battle the after-work traffic!’
The TRC was established in 2015 following a philanthropic donation from the Bowness Family Foundation. Services began with speech pathology, but has now expanded to offer audiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy services. To find out more visit their website or phone (07) 3365 2232.