Dr.Martin’s visit to India

Dear all,
Dr.Martin along with his wife are
planning to visit India between last week of Dec’2013 and 3rd week
of Jan’2014. He has proposed to visit Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai . About Dr.Martin,
he was basically a surgeon with New
York University Medical Center in basic research on birth defects,
particularly the problems of cleft lip and palate. He accidentally
discovered the physical cause of stuttering, developed a treatment for it, and
subsequently founded “The National Center for Stuttering”. He has also
written a book called “Stutter No More”. To know more about him, pl visit http://www.stutter-no-more.com/

his visit to India, he has proposed to give lecture on   “The Trigger for
Stuttering” in the above three cities. He has
proposed to visit Chennai on 3rd and 4th of Jan’2014. I
am arranging his lecture at Chennai on 4th Jan’2014.The abstract of
his proposed speech is given below.
“I posit a sequence of
events that constitutes a model for stuttering based on the elucidation of a
trigger for the disorder. The events are as follows: In a neurologically
predisposed individual, diverse endogenous and exogenous stresses can occur
simultaneously to result in a buildup of tension at the larynx that reaches
speech-arresting levels in the silence before speech. A state of vocal-fold
immobilization, commonly called a block, then exists. This block constitutes
the core of stuttering.
The most typical immediate
childhood response to a block is a repetition. Repetitions can occur with
varying degrees of tension and frequency and often become habits. After a
period of time, which can vary greatly, the child can become aware of and react
to the repetitions and/or the blocks by engaging in one or more of a number of
activities. These can be avoidance behaviors, direct, forceful confrontational
attacks, or pre-speech maneuvers such as swallowing, inhaling deeply, speaking
on expiratory reserve or using vocal starters.
All of these behaviors, with the
exception of the core behavior, the laryngeal block, are learned. The core
behavior is represented by a unique afferent laryngeal array that, through
conditioning, becomes the trigger for all of the learned behaviors associated
with it. Any activity that alters this unique afferent laryngeal array
sufficiently can prevent the conditioned stutter responses from occurring and
thus has potential implications for therapy.” 
I request Delhi and Mumbai SHG to make this
opportunity and arrange for his lecture. If they are interested, inform to me
so that we can get Dr.Martin’s programme schedule to Delhi and Mumbai.

Comments are closed.

  1. Eshwar 5 years ago

    Thats a great opportunity. Thanks a lot.
    Is there any way that we could have a consultation session with him and get diagnosed?

  2. Sachin 5 years ago

    Great opportunity! Let us make the best use of it… Mani, thank you so much for coordinating it..

  3. admin 5 years ago

    I am looking forward to meet him for sure 🙂

  4. admin 5 years ago

    Hi Delhi SHG. Please avail this opportunity and organise a talk of Dr. Martin in Delhi in co ordination with Mr. Mani Maran and post date and venue in blog.


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