Living With A Stammer
Felicity Baker, a producer with BBC news, felt that as Joe Biden was soon to become the first American president who has a stammer, this was an important time for a news item about living with a stammer.
Felicity, is also a stammerer, and attended the Starfish Project and learned the techniques to control her own speech. We are very proud of Felicity and how well she has done and we hope this piece will improve public awareness of Stammering and let stammerers know that there is hope.
UPDATE 11th November 2020 - Coronavirus
We continue to live in challenging and unprecedented times. Due to the pandemic we were forced to make exceedingly difficult decisions. It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel all our courses from March 2020 onwards.
We continue to actively monitor the situation and we are following the government advice. It was our hope in the summer that we might be able to commence course around November. Sadly, the current second spike and lock down have dashed those hopes.
The news this week that a vaccine may be available very soon makes us hopeful that we might be able to resume courses early next year.
The wellbeing of those attending Starfish Project courses, is, of course, our top priority. We continue to be in regular contact with people that are booked on our postponed courses and those that have applied for a course place.
During these months of 2020 we have been making sure that we provide support for everyone on the Starfish Project, particularly in self isolation and lock downs. We promise support free for life and during these times this much needed support has been and will continue to be available.
On a positive note this WILL PASS! - WE WILL GET OVER IT! - and we will be back at the Boship hotel to continue helping people to recover from stammering.
We agonised over these decisions, and it has been the hardest of times for us, but we owe it to you in every way to take care of you – that’s what we do.
When this is all over, we will be back to teaching people to gain control of their stammer. We will maintain our policy of limited numbers on a course to ensure everyone gets the maximum one-to-one personal training, but we will hold more frequent courses to catch up.
We are constantly thinking of all our great Starfish family and will continue supporting you over the months to come, take care - take support - take control of your stammer.
We will be available as usual everyday please Contact us.