ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Friends is a national organization created to provide a network of love and support for children and teens who stutter, their families and the professionals who work with them. Visit their website for specific information regard- ing groups, events and resources for stuttering.
The International Cluttering Association was founded in 2007. Since then, membership has grown to represent over 30 nations. This association is a resource for people who clutter as well as professionals who assess and treat PWC. Though a relatively 'young website,' consumers, their families and professionals can obtain information from the website itself as well as from chairs of the various subcommittees. The book, CLUTTERING: A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE (Myers, F. and St. Louis, K., Eds) can be freely downloaded. All are welcome to join ICA; no membership fee is required at present.
The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research. Our vision is to build on our position as the preeminent organization for supporting people who stutter.
Local Support Groups:
- NSA-Adults Who Stutter meets monthly
- NSA-TWIST-Teens Who Stutter meets four times a year.
- NSA-Kids Who Stutter meets monthly
The Stuttering Foundation (SFA) is a leading source of material for stuttering. The materials include dvds, printed materials, such as booklets and brochures, that cover a wide array of topics related to the assessment and treatment of stuttering and cluttering. The website is use-friendly for people who stutter (or clutter), parents and families, as well as professionals.
Stuttering Home Page This website, developed and maintained by Judith Kuster, has a wealth of information for people who have a fluency disorder, their families, as well as researchers and clinicians. It offers a variety of information and views on stuttering, special features for children and teens, therapy material, a section entitled "Personal Paths Toward Recovery & Case Studies," and much more. It also hosts an annual International Online Conference that takes place in October.
Stuttering Prevention: A Manual for Parents (W. Starkweather, et al)