Make Room For The Stuttering

My Whole Life Ahead Of Me Episode 23

Posted on: September 6, 2010

Episode 23 features Jade Vincent Hall, who hails from Sydney, Australia, via London, England. Jade is a 20-year-old young woman who experienced late onset stuttering at the age of 16. She now works in a call center, a job where there couldn’t be any more communication!

I was introduced to Jade through a social media on-line friend, and we had the opportunity to “meet” over Skype.  Jade was very willing to share her story, and share she does. She quite honestly talks about this scary and confusing time of her life, and what ultimately helped her move forward.

Listen in as we chat about how the late onset stammering occurred and felt and what a scary time it was for Jade. We also chat about moving from the UK to Australia shortly after Jade began stammering, how her school life was affected, early therapy and the McGuire program.

Jade discusses “assertive self acceptance” and being happy with who we are. This video clip features Jade and several other young people involved in the Australian McGuire program.

Feel free to leave comments or questions for Jade, or just tell her how great it was to hear her story.

The music clip “Fireproof Babies” used in this audio is podcast safe music and is credited to ccMixter.

2 Responses to "My Whole Life Ahead Of Me Episode 23"

Hi girlies

I have a big smile on my face listening to this interview, well done Jade, we have to meet up soon and hey I was glad you didnt say how grumpy I am at 1.00am in the morning !!

seriously fab job – honey !

keep moving forward xxxx

Sheila? Grumpy? No way – yes, Jade was wonderful. So honest, I couldn’t have done that at her age!

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