Stevenage man who overcame stutter sets up self-help group

PUBLISHED: 07:01 26 November 2018

Rama Siva has jointly set-up a stuttering self-help group. Picture courtesy of Rama Siva.

Rama Siva has jointly set-up a stuttering self-help group. Picture courtesy of Rama Siva.


A man who has struggled with a severe stutter for nearly 40 years has jointly set up a self-help group in Stevenage.

Rama Siva, who lives in the town, first began stuttering when he was three years old.

His speech held him back and he would avoid situations in which he would be forced to speak, like answering the phone.

But Rama has turned his life around, having completed a speech improvement course which pop singer Gareth Gates successfully used to help control his own stutter.

Now Rama would like to help others and, together with another person with a speech impediment, has set up a self-help group which meets on the first Monday of each month at the Sherma Batson Centre on Exchange Road. The next meeting will be on December 3, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Rama said: “We would like to get the news out to other stammerers and parents of children who stammer that there is help out there.”

More news stories

Health bosses at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust are investigating after a patient was injected with local anaesthetic on the wrong side of their body.

Yesterday, 12:01

An a cappella group with members from Royston and South Cambs are ready to round off their hugely successful year with some Christmas performances.

Yesterday, 08:30

Pupils from Hitchin Boys’ School have won through to the national final of a competition which asked students to build and fly drones of their own design.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019-2020 Stevenage pantomime.

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy