Written by: Amithap Sampath
This week I had to go a little late to the meet. Meanwhile we had two new folks, one Aravindan (along with his non-PWS friend) and one Umashankar, both from HCL (thanks to Sudheendran!!!). After Introduction, group discussed about the feasibility of attending intensive therapy of sachin efficiently. We decided to go back to sachin for a 2 day event so that we can attend with a maximum strength.
We later had a story building activity focusing on the difficult words or situations per individual. Murali for instance finds it difficult with words starting in “T” ex: Two, Three. And on other hand I find it difficult to encounter an unprepared situation. We exercised this and the story had twists of its own. We enjoyed it.
Later we had a reading session and an assessment following it. Umashankar suggested to have breathing exercise and Q&A session (Hot Seat) as part of the group activity. We realized it later that though we had worked on these areas we had it slipped off our routine. We decided to incorporate these in future.
We then had a round of explaining 5 words or two basic sentences in our mother tongue. Ex: How are you? I am fine. We had hit Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Hindi (6 languages). It was amazing.
Aravindan and Umashankar were explained the importance of accepting the stammering in work place. Healthy discussion went on about the pros and cons of having this said to peers or manager. We then learnt that it’s important to say this in a constructive manner rather than as a limitation or challenge to our performance. We then signed off the meet.
Attendees: Sudheendran, Karthick1, Karthik2, Murali, Tanoy, Aravindan & his friend, Umashankar, Amithap