I have a speech impediment, which can make it hard for me to communicate and get my words out quickly.Parts of daily life used to be a serious challenge for me. I was afraid of social interactions and routine tasks such as getting the bus, because I’d have to ask for a ticket.After attending courses to help me improve my speech, my self-confidence drastically improved.Now, I want to offer encouragement to others with speech disorders by showing that things can get better.I’ve overcome personal obstacles to get to where I am now and I know that others can do the same.If you have communication difficulties, you should never give up hope and always stay positive.
Maxine Burns, I Can
Thank you to Maxine Burns who appeared in my broadcast piece to support my campaign.
The McGuire Programme
Thank you to The McGuire Programme who helped me overcome my speech impediment and lent me footage taken from my first course for use in my TV piece.
Tilly and Bella
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills