Language is what makes us uniquely human, and for the majority of us, it's difficult to imagine speaking and expressing yourself on a day-to-day basis, and simply not being understood.
But our guest knows only too well the frustration that comes with a communication disorder. Evelyn Byrne's five year old son Charlie can't say his own name, and has only recently learned to say 'Dad' and 'Kokie', his version of calling his sister Sophie. That's because Charlie has Verbal Dyspraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder that makes speaking difficult, or in some cases, nearly impossible.
Evelyn joined us in studio this morning alongside Senior Speech and Language Therapist Vickie Kirkpatrick.
Are you an aspiring writer with a story to tell? Well the Ireland AM Christmas short story competition is back and this year Authors Paul Howard and Sheila O'Flanagan, alongside Editor of Irish Country Magazine, Klara Heron will be judging the completion.
While most friends dream of working together for a living, rarely can, but for Johnny O'Brien and Johnny McMahon, creating the 2 Johnnies meant they could do the thing they loved - comedy, and all they while working side by side with their best pal.