“J. M. Balakrishnan combines and bridges different traditions. This will help people.”
—June Peterson, CCC, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Speech and Language Pathologist
“I found this book fascinating, linking two bodies of research, Western science and Eastern philosophy. This book will be a resource for people who stutter and their families, and allows them to have a new insight into this difficult problem.”
—Daniel J. Thwaites, MD, Modesto, California
“I greatly believe that a combination of eastern and western therapies works … this different process changes the way those who stutter think.”
—Adriana Faiman, MSW, founder and director of bilingual school Escuela del Sol, Palo Alto, California.
About the Author
J. M. Balakrishnan has graduate degrees in Speech Communications and Speech Pathology as well as a law degree. She is a national award-winning public speaker and debater. She has served as San Francisco State University’s public speaking coach and has taught Speech and Debate at UC Berkeley Extension, San Francisco State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Diablo Valley College. She has also been a debate coach for Piedmont High School and Berkeley High School in the San Francisco Bay area.
Ms. Balakrishnan holds a MS in Communicative Disorders, and she is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of California to practice as a speech-language pathologist. After working with over two thousand students in the public school system, she created the Yoga for Stuttering program for people who stutter, who have not been helped by traditional means. She presently maintains a private practice in the San Francisco Bay area.