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Stop My Stutter
By RICHARD WOOD and CHRIS HILL Sunday, February 26, 2012
Two inspirational people from Norfolk who have battled to overcome speech impediments will have their voices aired tonight on a BBC documentary called Stop my Stutter.
Sarah Webster, of Kirby Cane, near Bungay, was able to keep her stammer hidden for 20 years by carefully choosing what she said and avoiding certain words – including her own name, which she struggled with the most.
Now the 25-year-old is finally taking steps to fulfil her dream of becoming a primary school teacher, after finding her confidence through a radical speech therapy course, the McGuire Programme.
Sarah, who is a nanny and an artist, is part of a support group in Norwich and was selected to take part in an intensive five-day course in Birmingham under the instruction of pop star Gareth Gates, which was filmed for the BBC Three show.