McGuire grads start to demolish their stammer on the streets of Mumbai, India!

Getting a handle on their stammer in India

A grad and a new student show their zeal for life...with the stammer last thing on their mind

After giving a new leash and life to a group of people who stammer (PWS) in New Delhi just the prior week, the MGP launched an intensive speech course in the bustling suburb of Khar, in West Mumbai, to empower a group of PWS that were highly motivated to gain control of their debilitating stammer.  

McGuire graduates take New Delhi by storm!

Indian graduates show their relief and excitement after taking control of their stammer!

On a chilly evening in December, a group of anxious new students and eager grads converged on a chic hotel in the vibrant suburb of Saket, New Delhi for the 2nd Indian McGuire Programme course.  Planning for this course began months in advance and the calendar shaped up for an exciting Intensive Course with an informative and thought provoking Open Day in the same week.

Tejpratap Singh

Tejpratap Singh

Like any other stutterer, I tried to hide my stammer and just like any other stutterer, I failed miserably. Although I was fairly 'fluent' with my family and close friends, I knew I had a problem when I had to speak publicly or in similar situations.

Kaustav Ghosh

Kaustav Ghosh

I used to avoid social situations like taking part in group discussions, being part of a group, and giving oral presentations were always a nightmare. As I entered adulthood, speaking to people on the telephone became an arduous task and I preferred simply cutting the phone rather than pick up the phone and talk to the person on the other line.

Tarun Mehrotra

Tarun Mehrotra

I struggled a lot and many times went into depression. I could not do a number of simple things - utter my name, place orders over the telephone, read out loud, ask questions in class, etc.

I whole heartedly tried a number of speech therapies hoping to get fluent, but I realized over and again that the speech therapists were not able to understand the mental agony of a PWS. They were purely dealing with physiological aspect of stammering and not at all with psychological aspect.

1st batch of Indian McGuire graduates grab the stammering bull by its horns!

India inaugural course attendees had a blast!

India inaugural course attendees saw a dramatic transformation during the 3 1/2 days!

The internationally acclaimed McGuire Speech programme was finally launched in the bustling South Indian city of Bengaluru on May 28th 2014.

Upon arrival, the new students (NS) who showed up for the course from all over India, showed a good dose of apprehension and fear not knowing what to expect from the 3 ½ day course. This was a group of courageous young lads from all over India that took a leap of faith when they registered for the course in the remote hope of getting better control of their speech.