Stammering is Okay with Dr. Satyendra Srivastava (365)

Satyendra Srivastava

Dr. Satyendra Srivastava, a medical doctor and stammerer in India, joins Peter Reitzes to discuss his new self help manual for people who stammer (stutter) which will be available from The Indian Stammering Association (blog and website). Dr. Strivastava, known to his friends as Sachin, writes in his new manual:

“You are changed, not by what you know, but by what you do.”

Sachin and Peter discuss the power of doing, acceptance, highlights of the manual, gender issues for people who stammer in India and a few differences of opinion. During today’s episode, Sachin discussed an article titled Towards a Notion of Transfluency by Cristóbal Loriente.

Dr. Satyendra Srivastava was born in 1959 in India and worked as a General Practitioner in hospitals until 1993. Sachin founded The Indian Stammering Association (TISA), a self-help association, in 2007 and has conducted free workshops for people who stutter based on communication skills, acceptance and self help ideas. Dr. Srivastava has conducted training in Health Management and worked as Program Manager with a large Non Governmental Agency in Garhwal. Sachin has conducted social research, documentation, program evaluation and facilitated workshops on health, gender issues, disability and more.