On June 24, after a brief but devastating illness, Herman Peters passed away. In 1989 he was one of the founding members of the International Fluency Association (IFA) and become the 3rd IFA-president in 1993. He served this organization in various roles, including treasurer, and was honored for his contributions to IFA in 2000. Herman started his career as a clinical psychologist, and he specialized in the diagnosis of speech and language disorders. Specifically, he had a passion for understanding the underlying causes of stuttering and providing the most effective treatment for people suffering from this speech disorder. In the early 1980s, he introduced the Precision Fluency Shaping Program ( the “Webster therapy”) in the Netherlands. In addition, he invited many renowned therapists and researchers from all over the world in order to implement new developments on speech and language disorders in the Netherlands.
Read more: In Memoriam Herman F.M. Peters, Ph.D.
Join us for the Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering
The revised by-laws have been approved by the membership, you can find them under About Us -> Information about the IFA or by clicking here
in Montreal, Canada 22 - 25 July 2021.
We hope to see you in Montreal!
Some papers from the 2018 Joint World Congress in Hiroshima, Japan are now available, just use the menu to go to
IFA Congresses -> IFA Congress Proceedings -> 2018 Joint World Congress: Hiroshima Japan
Current IFA Members can view the entire text of the papers, the public can view the abstracts.
More papers will be published as the review process is completed.
6-9 January 2021
St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK
The 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference (ODC) is to be held at St Catherine’s College Oxford from 6-9 January 2021. ODC has a reputation as one of the leading international scientific conferences in the field of dysfluency.
Learn more including how to submit an abstract at http://www.dysfluencyconference.com
Read more: 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference: Abstract Deadline Extended to August 21, 2020
We are pleased to announce the results of the recent IFA election for Treasurer-Elect and Member at Large.
Shelly Jo Kraft will continue as Treasurer-Elect;
Courtney Byrd will continue to serve as Member at Large.
From the left: Elaine Kelman, Secretary; Shelly Jo Kraft, Treasurer; Kurt Eggers, President-Elect; Nan Ratner, President; Shelley Brundage, Membership; Courtney Byrd; At Large Board Member.
The IFA Executive Board met in October in Austin, Texas to review the organization bylaws and conduct other business. Active members can read the minutes of the meeting by logging in and click here or going to
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