eNewsflash June 2017

One Voice 39

We’re pleased to announce One Voice 39 has been released!  Click here to review stories from across the globe, what’s going on in the community of people who stutter and what progress the ISA is making!


Help guide the ISA by completing this survey!

W’re reaching out to other organizations for people who stutter to help guide our focus and direction.  Has your organization contributed to the survey yet?  We’re interested in resources, what your focus is, areas of importance to you and other key factors to support people who stutter.  Please help us to help you and help other people who stutter!

https://goo.gl/forms/viX8Zz2LwSmZmOS73

You don’t need to be a member of the ISA to participate, but please, we would like only one response from each participating organization.  Please be sure to provide your contact details so we can validate your responses and follow up on any further questions we might have.

Thanks!


Research Committee

We are excited to announce the new formation of the International Stuttering Association Research Committee (ISARC). The goals of the Research Committee are to foster the growth of knowledge and expertise in stuttering research and provide current research information to its members.  It aims to provide information that is reliable and relevant. The committee will be made up volunteers who have stuttering research knowledge, education, and practical experience.

We want to hear from you if you have any research ideas. A survey will be made available in the next few months.  This will help guide us to see what your interests are.  If you are interested in becoming a committee member please reach out to one of the co-chairs of the committee, Mitchell Trichon, PhD, CCC-SLP (mitchelltrichon@gmail.com) or Daniel Hudock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at hudock@isu.edu.


Meetings of the Board

Since our last eNewsflash in February there’s been a lot of discussion by the board, with monthly meetings and progress on a number of topics.

  • We’ve produced our first One Voice with Kelly Snow leading as editor
  • We’re starting to coordinate better with volunteers
  • Directions on outreach activities are progressing, with some initial work on a new strategy, more news on this soon!
  • Planning for the International Stuttering Awareness Day online conference is progressing
  • Anja Herde organised a Team Coaching session for the ISA Board, it was productive and helped to bring the board closer together, with a shared understanding and common direction. We’re continuing to work with the team coaches in the next couple of months.
  • We’re pulling together some of the results of the membership survey. Help us by telling us about your organization and how we can help you!
  • Planning for the Joint World Congress in Hiroshima, 2018 with IFA, ICA and ISA is progressing well.
  • Initial planning for the 2019 ISA World Congress in Iceland is getting started with some consideration going to venues, but still much planning to be done!

Keep an eye our for more updates on the ISA Facebook page in future months.


International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference

The online conference committee is in the process of finalising the logo and call for papers for this year, keep an eye on the ISA Facebook page for detail in the next week!


ISA Board

  • Annie Bradberry – USA (Chair)
  • Bruce Imhoff – Australia (Vice Chair)
  • Pam Mertz – USA (Secretary)
  • Andri Bjarnason – Iceland
  • Anja Herde – Germany
  • Dhruv Gupta- India (Communications & Website)
  • Joseph Nsubuga – Uganda
  • Keisuke Saito- Japan
  • Mitchell Trichon – USA

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