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Hi everyone,

The next Canberra Fluency Maintenance Day is on:

Date: Saturday 2 March
Time: 9am-4pm
Venue: Delphi Room, Hellenic Club, Matilda St, Woden

Graham Atkins will be the convenor of the day. Please reply atkins.graham@gmail.com if you are able/unable to attend, or you have any queries or suggestions.

I've attached a revised version of the program. This is subject to change by Graham.

Please come along with ideas and activities you'd like to do in the afternoon sessions e.g. games, debates, speeches or other activities with a significant spoken element. We're a small group, so we can be flexible in accommodating people's individual wishes.

Graham hopes to see you there!

Photos from Australian Speak Easy Association's post

THE SPEAK EASY ASSOCIATION OF WA - ANNUAL SPEECH PATHOLOGY AWARD. It was a real pleasure to be able to present the Annual Speak Easy Association Of Western Australia award to the best final year student who shows a special interest and aptitude in the area of stuttering treatment and research. And this year the award went to Marcella Low. All of us at Speak Easy wish Marcella all the best for her career as a Speech Pathologist. This is the 30th year that WA Speak Easy has presented this award. Also Marcella has agreed to be guest speak at the WA AGM on 7th of March if you are interested to hear about her stuttering research.

Dear Australian Speak Easy Association members,

As researchers in Speech Pathology at The University of Queensland, we, Ms Adriana Penman and Dr Anna Rumbach, are running a national study titled Alcohol responsiveness in stuttering: a survey study.

Some people report that their stuttering improves after ingesting alcohol. We would like to investigate this anecdotal clinical observation further by surveying a large population of people who stutter.

You have been invited to participate in this research project because you are a member of the Australian Speak Easy Association and identify as someone who stutters.

This research has ethical approval [approval number: 2019000132].

The project involves completing an online, anonymous questionnaire (accessed using the link below). The questionnaire consists of 22 multiple choice and short answer questions. Completing this questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes of your time.

You can access the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StutteringETOH

It would be much appreciated if the survey could be completed by Friday 15th March 2019.

Anyone who lives in Australia, is 18+ years of age, and identifies as someone who stutters is able to participate in this research. Feel free to pass on this invitation to anyone else you think may be interested in participating.

We thank you in advance for your time and cooperation.

Alcohol responsiveness in stuttering

Saturday Maintenance Day
WOODSTOCK
Saturday 9th February 2019

Come along for some much needed speech practise this coming Saturday the 9th February 2019 from 9am at the Woodstock Community Centre, 22 Church St, Burwood.

We will be holding our annual AGM after morning tea at 11am - also discussing the format for our upcoming ASEA Sydney Conference in September this year -
ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS are urged to attend

The day starts at 9 am and goes till 4 pm, with a break for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30 pm, morning and afternoon tea supplied.
So come along to Woodstock for the chance to give your fluency skills a workout.

There will be the opportunity to discuss any difficulties you have been having, plan strategies to address them, and practise techniques that will give you the edge.

Challenge yourself with new activities, bring along some interesting reading material or ideas for discussions.

Meet with other people who stutter, learn how they have handled difficult times, pass on tips to newer members, and have some fun in the process.

The cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. If you really can’t give the whole day over to speech practise, you are welcome to come for a half day or even just a couple of hours.

See you all at Burwood on Saturday 12th January for a great day full of plenty of speech practise with speeches, debates and any other challenges we face on a day to day basis.


Please let me know if you expect to be coming along at: (petergreville@gmail.com)

All the best Peter

Peter Greville
President
NSW/ACT Speak Easy Association