Hello Australian Speak Easy Association, I’m Vikesh. Nice to meet you. My unrehearsed and unedited introduction.
I am honoured and excited to be the new National President for the Australian Speak Easy Association. I look forward to serving the stuttering community by collaborating with professionals in the field, getting more kids who stutter and their families involved and continuing to educate the public (especially employers) to debunk the myths about stuttering.
My presentation at the 2018 Australian Speak Easy Association conference.
22 October is International Stuttering Awareness Day. This video shows some different faces of stuttering which doesn’t have any geographic boundaries. Out of 7.6 billion people, approximately 76 million (1%) adults and 380 million (5%) children stutter.
The International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Online Conference is a place where you can read amazing papers from presenters from all over the world, watch inspiring videos, discuss with top notch professionals and read what’s going on around the world.
The online conference is also interactive! Between 1-22 October the presenters and professionals will read and comment to your comments and questions. The online conference is not only another meeting place for people who stutter (PWS), but also a wealth of information to clinicians and students, relatives, employers, teachers and others with an interest in stuttering. So join in and spread the word! #ISAD2018.
My video submission direct link
Something about a haircut makes me feel refreshed and happy. Growing up, I never opted for a hairstyle that was not just traditional and (no offence) boring. As I began to accept myself (stuttering and the rest of me) I started going beyond the norm for haircuts. My hair has had a good life, been long, short and yes even had highlights. Getting a fade with a line is just something I’m enjoying at the moment and while some may see it as a bold or crazy haircut, I just see it as another cut. I don’t need to worry about what people will think about it because I like it and that’s all that really matters, isn’t it? We go through life worrying about other people’s opinions, but yours is the one that matters the most.
As I prepare for my upcoming presentation at the Australian Speak Easy Association’s conference titled Acceptance Does Not Equal Defeat, I spoke with Daniele Rossi of stutteringiscool.com and Grant Meredith about what acceptance means to them.