Jarrod had delayed speech development. By taking part in Royal Far West’s Telecare program, he’s racing ahead.
Jarrod Peachy, a 12 year old from Dubbo, would stutter whenever he got nervous. His grandmother, Nerrie Madden, said Jarrod relied on sign language early on but from kindergarten he had a stuttering problem.
Jarrod took part in a year-long program run by Royal Far West that changed everything for him.
“I noticed the change four or five months in and then he just got so confident,” Ms Madden said.
“A couple of weeks into it I just wasn’t stuttering anymore, I could actually stand up in front of people and talk. I feel really happy in myself,” said Jarrod.
Speaking in front of a crowd was once out of the question, but by the end Jarrod, as the Buninyong Public School captain, was able to stand up in front of the whole school to give the end of year speech without a single stutter.