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Get organised & get talking

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Get talking

Don't bottle up your worries. Be open about them from S1 onwards

Hidden worry about your stammer might come out in other ways, like being silly in class or pretending you don't care about your schoolwork. Then you can get into trouble and teachers may not realise that really you are frightened of stammering when you speak.

Get used to talking with your friends and be a good listener when they tell you about their worries, this will improve your skills of concentrating and listening.

Go to your English teacher for help with your oral work and make sure s/he knows how you feel.

If you are worried about going on your own, ask your guidance teacher, your speech and language therapist or your parents to go with you

Keep a diary of anything that helped you manage your speaking and talk that over with your teacher and therapist.

Get organised

When you start S3

  • Ask your teacher the name of your Exam Board and find out exactly what you will have to do from him/her, or look it up on the website.
  • Open a file or exercise book for recording all your oral assignments.
  • Buy some cue cards to note down key points
  • Make sure you have access to a dictionary and a thesaurus. Use a time planner to organise all your schoolwork, so you don't rush work or fall behind
  • Use a step by step approach to achieve targets.