For Immediate Release                                      
Contact: Greg Wilson, 571-239-7474


BOSTON (June 25, 2018) — Twenty speech-language pathologists from around the world were chosen to attend an intensive workshop on stuttering therapy.

Co-sponsored by the Stuttering Foundation and Boston University, Using Cognitive Approaches to Working with People Who Stutter, was held in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 25-29, 2018.

“Since 1985, we have conducted these intensive workshops in order to increase the pool of speech-language pathologists trained in the latest techniques for the treatment of stuttering,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation.  “We are particularly excited to have Ali Berquez and Elaine Kelman from the Michael Palin Centre in London to lead this year’s training.”

“Those who are selected to participate already have professional experience and are highly motivated,” added Diane Parris Constantino, M.A., of Boston University, and coordinator of the Workshop.  “Although the Foundation provides full scholarships, many give up their vacations or part of their income to attend.  Our task is to provide a forum where they can hone their skills.”

This year’s Workshop attendees are already providing stuttering therapy from Washington to Massachusetts, from Australia to Finland.

The Stuttering Foundation estimates that more than 70 million stutter worldwide. It notes that the more than 390 past graduates of the Boston Workshop program have created a “ripple effect” back in their home communities as they continue to share their knowledge.

The Stuttering Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been helping those who stutter since 1947.  For more information, call 901-761-0343 or visit our websites at and


Foundation Spokesperson Jane Fraser
Jane Fraser is president of the Stuttering Foundation and co-author of If Your Child Stutters: A Guide for Parents, 8th edition. She is also vice president of the Action for Stammering Children, Michael Palin Centre in London.

About the Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman who struggled with stuttering, established and endowed the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Foundation provides free online resources at for people who stutter and their families as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.

Editor’s Note: Jane Fraser is available for interviews via telephone.

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