The Organising Team are pleased to announce the theme for the 2018 Inaugural Joint World Congress of the International Stuttering Association, International Fluency Association and International Cluttering Association to be held in Hiroshima, Japan, alongside local host organisation the Japanese Society of Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders. We would like to thank everyone who engaged in the lively discussions regarding the choice of theme, and to all those who voted in the poll. We are happy to say that the theme chosen by popular vote is:
One World, Many Voices: Science and Community
Read more: One World, Many Voices: Science and Community: Hiroshima 2018 Conference
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by Dieudonne Nsabimana. Coordinator of the African Stuttering Centre
There are only 2 Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs) in Rwanda for a population of over 11 million people. Using the universally accepted incidence rates of stuttering (1 percent of the population), there are 110.000 people who stutter in Rwanda, resulting in an estimate of 1 SLP for 55.000 people who stutter. Clearly access to treatment for stuttering is not available to all who need it.
The application of telehealth technologies offers effective solutions to this challenge. Distance Stuttering Therapy Program Africa (DSTPA) has been developed in Rwanda to deal with this shortfall.
Read more: Lesson from Rwanda: Using Technology to Provide Access to Therapy
May 12 and 13 at the Armenian Cultural Association, located in1366 Armenia St in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.