Erasmus University Medical Center

Stuttering can seriously impact the development of a child and parents can be extremely worried by it. Research has shown that severe stuttering negatively impacts the quality of life of adults who stutter .

To provide the best therapy possible to those who stutter, clinicians treating stuttering need to have a solid, up-to-date foundation of knowledge about stuttering and be well-trained in providing evidence based stuttering treatment.

As a researcher in the field of stuttering and a member of the Dutch Association of Stuttering Therapists, I wholeheartedly welcome the European initiative to educate Speech Language therapists to become qualified Fluency Experts, enabling them to provide the best treatment possible for the individual client, based on the best evidence available.


Marie-Christine Franken,
Erasmus MC