Stuttering: The Real Meaning of Acceptance (Ep. 518)

518StutterTalkGaurav Dubey, Jugal Hemnani and Dhruv Gupta join Joe Klein in India to discuss stammering, the power of self help, growing up stuttering, treatment experiences, college, speaking with the opposite sex, the Indian Stammering Association (TISA) and much more. Guests discuss frustrations with being told “they don’t stutter much” and being dismissed from speech therapy for being “fluent” when in fact they were just experiencing the normal variability of stuttering during treatment. Hating one’s stuttering is discussed as leading to hating oneself. The importance of acceptance permeates this entire episode. This late night discussion took place a few days after the conclusion of the FRIENDS stuttering conference in Mumbai, India.

Gaurav Dubey from Mumbai is a software engineer and have been associated with TISA for the last 2 years

Jugal Hemnani from Mumbai works for an Indian television channel as a TV producer and has been associated with TISA for the last 2 years.

Dhruv Gupta is a volunteer with TISA, a social entrepreneur, a tech enthusiast, and an Indian with a global outlook.

Joe Klein, Ph.D, CCC-SLP is a person who stutters and an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Klein is the author of numerous papers and articles including his chapter Stuttering: The Great Paradox in the book Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom, published by StutterTalk.