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The Michael Palin Centre, London, UK

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children (MPC) was officially opened in 1993 as a joint initiative between a charity, the Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood and the National Health Service. The MPC is an acknowledged centre of expertise in disorders of fluency. It has achieved a national and international reputation for its innovative treatment programmes and its practical training workshops.  There is a rapidly expanding programme of research being conducted in collaboration with academic institutions. Our expert speech and language therapists (SLTs) regularly present at conferences, publish papers, textbooks and a range of clinical articles.
The clinical team comprises eleven SLTs, all specialists in disorders of fluency. Each year, 200 - 250 children and young people are referred for a full consultation and therapy is offered individually or in groups as appropriate. Specialist therapy is enhanced by the team's additional training and expertise in cognitive behaviour therapy; solution focused brief therapy and personal construct therapy.


ΚΕΘΤ - Stuttering Research and Therapy Centre, GR

ΚΕΘΤ - Stuttering Research and Therapy Centre, was established in 2007 and it is part of the Logos Institute, which has been offering clinical services since 1993. The Centre provides highly specialized treatment to adults and children who stutter and their families, and offers training, support and mentorship to Greek Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) who work in the field of fluency disorders.

Our SLTs provide early intervention programmes for preschool-age children, individual treatment for school-age children, individual and group therapy programmes for adolescents and adults, telepractice services (Tele-ΚΕΘΤ) for those with limited access to therapy due to distance, guidance and information services to parents and individuals who stutter. 

ΚΕΘΤ is involved in the development of clinical resources and therapy programmes in the Greek
language, provides workshops and participates in joint research projects in Greece and overseas. Furthermore, it offers training, mentoring and supervision
to SLTs and clinical placements to student SLTs. ΚΕΘΤ liaises with other centres and therapists in Greece and overseas and maintains a close cooperation
with the Greek Stuttering Community.

Erasmus MC, NL

Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam was formed in 2002 from a merger of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and the Academic Hospital Rotterdam.   It is the largest of the eight university medical centers in The Netherlands. Erasmus MC is an internationally recognised center for high-quality, compassionate patient care, highly valued knowledgetransfer and high quality knowledge development in the fields of illness and health. Erasmus MC is striving to become one of the best medical research institutes in the world. 

The Erasmus MC, ENT - Hearing and Speech Disorders is the single academic department in The Netherlands for a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatmentof speech fluency disorders. The Fluency Disorders Team can be consulted for a broad evaluation, second opinion, or treatment recommendation. The Fluency
Disorders Team consists of: (1) a clinical linguïst-speech language therapist - fluency expert (2) a speech language therapist - fluency expert (3) psychologist.

The Dutch Association of Stuttering Therapy, NL

The Dutch Association of Stuttering Therapy ("Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stottertherapie, NVST") was founded in 1987 and is a membership organization of 60 Speech Language Pathologists and other professionals who are expert/specialised in fluency disorders. All members completed a one/two- year training in stuttering therapy. The members work mainly in private practices as soloists or in groups; in university colleges and/or in hospitals. They offer individual and grouptherapy for children, adolescents and adults. The stuttering therapy is adjusted to the individual needs of the person who stutters and his or her social surroundings.                

The associations main purposes are to improve the knowledge and understanding of stuttering, to monitor the quality of diagnosis and treatment of stuttering; and to protect the socio-economic interests of its members. The NVST also aims to train skilled specialists in fluency disorders. To achieve these goals, the NVST organizes courses; peer groups in which therapists discuss their methods and the association develops information materials. Partnership with the ECSF meets those goals on a European level.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

The association works in close collaboration with the Dutch Association for People who Stutter "Demosthenes". The NVST and Demosthenes form an umbrella organization which is named the Dutch Stuttering Federation. (Nederlandse Federatie Stotteren, NFS)                                                        



CRC Center for Research and Care - Rome

 The CRC is a family-run company which, since 2002, has focused its resources on the field of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The CRC deals with diagnosis, clinic interventions and research; provides training courses in affiliation with The Italian National Agency for Regional Healthcare Services (AGENAS) and the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). Besides treatment protocols, the CRC also deals with prevention. The Center works in compliance with the standards established by the Quality Management System, according to the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015.
The CRC relies on the collaboration of more than eighty specialists (among child neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, speech-therapists, tnpees, educators) who, gathered in multidisciplinary teams, every day, put their expertise at the service of more than 300 patients and their families who come to them.
Also, the Center boasts collaborations with some of the major institutions, universities and research centers around the world. Thanks to such partnerships, it has implemented a Technological Hub that guarantees multimedia technologies, cutting-edge software and other devices such as robots and viewers for augmented reality are used in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
Among the most significant initiatives organized by the Center, there is the International Conference on Stuttering, the first international conference organized in Italy focused on stuttering which, since 2012, every three years, brings together the leading experts of the field.