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.
続きを読む: In Memoriam Herman F.M. Peters, Ph.D.
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
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.
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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