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Conquering my stammer made me a better teacher

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It wasn’t until I read out in class that I noticed I had a stutter. I just couldn’t get the words out and, if I did, they were very different to those coming out of the mouths of other pupils.

As I grew up, I avoided speaking at all costs, changed words and certain sounds. I never spoke out in class and didn’t enjoy meeting new people.

I really wanted to be a teacher, but knew I wouldn’t get through the teaching side of the course.

A little later in life, the drive to teach saw me sign up to an intensive therapy course called the McGuire Programme. It focuses on a different way of breathing ...

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