Attended Dr.Martin Schwartz lecture at Chennai

Dear all,
along with Gnanasekaran, Ganesh and Karunyamurthy  have attended a lecture given by Dr.Martin
Schwartz from USA at Ramachandra medical college, Chennai on 04.01.2014. He has
given lecture on “Trigger of the stuttering” from 2 to 4 PM. Then 4 to 5 PM
interaction by us with him along with faculty members and students.

Dr.Martin, Faculty & students and Chennai TISA members
It was
really a good experience to interact with faculty members. The medical part of
the lecture by Dr.Martin was somewhat difficult to understand. The general part
lectured by him were already known to us.

But the
amazing thing I have noticed from Dr.Martin was his energy and enthusiasm shown
by him throughout the 3 hours. It was really unparallel. That is the big
difference between us and the western people. The western people use to focus
100% in their work. If our pws focuses atleast 25% of what Dr.Martin has done,
there is no reason why we cannot control stammering upto 98-99%. I can persue  only 3 pws to attend the above lecture.
Instead of showing interest, other pws told some  lame excuses of not attending it.  But Dr.Martin came to India along with his
wife for sight seeing purpose only. But he never in a hurry to leave even after
5PM.Let me leave this topic as enough was already discussed and I was
experiencing the same thing for the last 5 years from  Chennai pws.
But one
good thing happened was the professor of Dept of Speech language and hearing science
of Sri Ramachandra University is nice gentleman and invited us again in some other
day  to see their facilities. He is also
interested in long term association with TISA.
In fact I
am also thinking of giving a lecture to the faculty members and students on
emotional problems being faced by pws. Because unlike in the western countries,
almost all the SLPs in India are non-stammerers and they were unable to understand
our emotional problems.

this is a very different type of experience.

Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

2 thoughts on “Attended Dr.Martin Schwartz lecture at Chennai


    (January 5, 2014 - 3:23 am)

    Dear Mani- don't be discouraged. There was a time when I too was just not interested in anything. Reason – stammering kills our initiative, optimism, faith in ourselves and ability to see BEYOND "me and my stammering".. it is like tying hand and feet of a man, and throwing him in a dark, deep and dry well.. That is the nature of stammering- its psychological impact in long term.
    I am very happy to learn about the Head of Speech and language, from the Medical college. Please go ahead, address the faculty, tell them about TISA and explore possibilities of meaningful collaboration..


    (January 8, 2014 - 5:28 am)

    Mani sir, go ahead ! 🙂

    We will follow…. gradually!! 🙂

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