Bravo! Please listen to it and whatever money you had ear-marked for TISA (or for that wonderful therapist who promises cure on his glitzy website), donate it to them instead:
I began to see the deeper significance of this issue, when I received an email from Mr Upendra (not his name) from Gujrat (not his state) few days back:
My name is Upendra .I belong state Gujrat.sir I am very confused.
Sir maine 20 saal pahle speech therephy li thi aur mai thik ho gaya
tha.mai stammering ko bilkul bhul chuka tha.lekin last 3 month se
stammering hone lagi to mai state mp mai maiher city se bouncing
tec.therephy lekar aaya hun.bouncing tec.speech chor dene se stammering
increase hone lag gayee to mai vapas speech therephy lene amer jpr jane
ki soch raha hun.sir so very compused ki vapas pulangation speech method
le ya bouncing tec.method le esaliye sir plz adivise me and help me
Sir maine aap ke email read kiya usame ek hi bat clear ki gayee hai ki
99% bad habit aur 1% medical problem.lekin sir mere case mai esa kyon
nahi hai.so plz reply me
I advised him to go back to his last therapist and practice more Prolongation.
mai 20 saal se thik to tha lekin sir jo khulapan chahiye vo nahi mil paya.
I offered him the upcoming 3 day free Comm WS but he was not interested. So, I suggested that since prolongation has worked for him in the past, he should give it another try. He wrote:
Dear dr sachin ji
99% bad habit hoti hai to phir mere case mai esa kyon huwa ki jo 20 saal
se bad habit ko bhul chuka tha phir aaj ye wapas stammering mai kaise
I think, you are able to see the big picture: Upendra is very unhappy, confused and upset; he is a victim of therapists who believe in giving “Hope” – in preference to the facts and practical good sense. He would have done so much better in life, If his therapists had emphasised Communication skills OVER Fluency- Fluency, which is really not in Therapists’ hand to offer to any pws..
Let me know what you think about this issue which has affected so many of us- though most of us prefer to forget the whole thing and carry on with life..