|From left Jitender, Ranga, Prabhat, Sinkender Sir, Nitin, Pramendra(Photographer)|
We reached to Central Park at 11:00 AM. We had three new members in this meeting Prabhat Srivastav, Nitin Garg, Vikas Ranga(me). Old members were Sikander, Pramindra and Jiternder. The activities we did are as follows:
In this activity, everybody has to tell what goal he would keep in his mind while talking so that others can remind him. e.g.: to maintain eye contact, to use bouncing technique etc.
2. Introduction and listening skills:
Firstly we had a brief introduction and after that we did an activity on listening skills because “Good speaker must be a good listener and People who Stammer (PWS) always think about their speech while group discussion so it was necessary”. I like to describe by an example, we were sitting like as shown in picture here. “Person 1” had to tell the intro of any one person and that any one person was decided by “person 2”. Then “person 3” told to “person 2” to tell intro of “person 5″(say).
3. Current Status of Stammering:
In this activity, everybody had to tell about his current status of stammering. Pramendra said great thing. He said, “My stammering has been increased but its a positive sign”. I would like explain this statement by 4 phases of time as shown below in figure:
|%age of Stammering varies person to person|
In 1st Phase: You are not following any treatment of stammering, so you are avoiding the situations as well as blocking words. So people are not thinking that you are a stammerer but stammering remains always in your mind in this phase.
In 2nd Phase: You are neither avoiding situations nor blocking words and using the techniques bouncing and prolongation etc., so people will think that you are stammering more but you are feeling more relax. So, physically stammering increasing but mentally decreasing in this phase.
In 3rd Phase: You become master of all techniques and your stammering decreases physically also.
In 4th Phase: You become a normal speaker and they also stammer little bit.
4. Presentation and listening skills:
Everybody had to present a topic for just 2 minutes and same listening skills activity followed after that. This time each person told name of the topic and asked any question from that topic with same rules.
5. Voluntary Stuttering:
Generally we think that if we’ll stammer in front of people what they think. Then voluntary stuttering is a good option to get answer these type of questions. So, we just moved to people. We stammered and asked what they think while see any stammerer? how to overcome this problem? Voluntary Stuttering is kind a practical stuff not theoretically one which gives you positive thoughts.
It was a great experience for all of us. Hope we will follow all the rules and just chill out!!!!! 🙂