Welcome to ECSF
The ‘European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders' is a groundbreaking initiative in the field of fluency disorders.
The ‘ECSF' is a one-year program - compatible with the workload of an SLT - for speech-language therapists wanting to become European Fluency Specialists.
The program is run by a consortium consisting of 13 partners (universities and colleges) and 2 associate partners (centres of expertise) from 9 European countries.
The program will start its seventh course cycle in 2014.
Graduates of this course distinguish themselves by their outstanding ability, in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of fluency disorders.
This program provides specialist knowledge and skills that can be recognized by your local professional body as important criteria leading to clinical specialization.
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ECSF - Latest news
6 December 2013
The final report of the mini symposium in Leeds, a joint initiative of the Stammering Support Center and ECSF, is now available.
14 October 2013
ECSF and Stammering Support Center Leeds organized a mini symposium in Leeds for people who stammer, clinicians, and researchers.
24 June 2013
The ECSF consortium is organizing the first annual workshop for ECSF graduates. This is not only an ideal occasion to meet up with some of your classmates or to interact with fluency specialists from the previous 5 course cycles, it is also an opportunity to upgrade your clinical knowledge.
This year's workshop focuses on 2 topics: Cluttering and Clinical Intervision. The workshop will take place in Portugal, in parallel with the first intensive week of the specialization program.
9 July 2012
The coordinates of the graduates of the 2011-2012 course cycle have been added to the referral list.
4 July 2012
The ECSF consortium presented a lecture on the 'Review of the first four years' at the IFA conference in Tours, France.
11 October 2011
The Michael Palin Centre and the Stammering Support Centre Leeds have become associate partners of the ECSF consortium
17 February 2011
At Long Last, A Positive Portrayal of Stuttering
(Judith Maginnis Kuster, The ASHA Leader, 2011)
3 December 2010
The December 2010 issue of the E-newsletter is available.
19 November 2010
The ECSF consortium presented a poster on 'Working towards minimal standards for European Fluency Specialists' at the ASHA convention in Philadelphia.
Interested in applying for the specialization course? Read more
Course cycle 13-14 is fully booked.
Pre-registration for '14-'15 is open.
Funding underdeveloped countries.
Results external course review
Annual ECSF graduate workshop
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European Symposium on Fluency Disorders
The biennial European Symposium on Fluency Disorders is an initiative of the ECSF-consortium and focuses on causal and contributing factors as well as on intervention related topics.