Stuttering in a Volatile Society—Israel Stuttering research and treatment in Israel is a complex topic to write about. On the one hand, stuttering therapy is well developed: there are four or five highly experienced public clinics with a case load of hundreds of clients each year and there are several private clinics that specialize in ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2002
Stuttering in a Volatile Society—Israel
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ofer Amir
    Department of Communication Disorders, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ruth Ezrati-Vinacour
    Department of Communication Disorders, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / International & Global / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2002
Stuttering in a Volatile Society—Israel
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 2002, Vol. 8, 13-14. doi:10.1044/cds8.2.13
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, July 2002, Vol. 8, 13-14. doi:10.1044/cds8.2.13
Stuttering research and treatment in Israel is a complex topic to write about. On the one hand, stuttering therapy is well developed: there are four or five highly experienced public clinics with a case load of hundreds of clients each year and there are several private clinics that specialize in stuttering therapy. On the other hand, stuttering research is still taking its first steps. For example, presently, there are only two speech-language pathologists in Israel, holding a PhD degree whose main research interest is in the field of stuttering. As a result, while the stuttering treatment in Israel has made significant advances over the past years, rarely was this acknowledged internationally, and only a few articles have been published by Israeli clinicians or researchers who specialize in stuttering. In that respect, the important collaboration between the Department of Communication Disorders at Tel-Aviv University and the University of Illinois’ Stuttering Research Project, under the direction of Professor Ehud Yairi, should be mentioned. This joint work promotes stuttering research in Israel, and helps in drawing attention to the topic among local speech-language pathologists. Professor Yairi is a prominent figure in the field in Israel and is very supportive and involved in research at Tel Aviv University in the masters and PhD programs.
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