Turkish Stuttering Association: A Model Project to Bring Stuttering Self-help to Turkey A new self-help organization has been established to serve stuttering individuals and their families and/or friends in Turkey and other Turkish-speaking areas of the world. This Turkish Stuttering Association (TKB for “Türkiye Kekemelik Birliği” in Turkish) was inaugurated with a Web site in both Turkish and English. The Web site ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2008
Turkish Stuttering Association: A Model Project to Bring Stuttering Self-help to Turkey
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kenneth O. St. Louis
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Seyhun Topbaş
    Anadolu UniversityEskisehir, Turkey
  • R. Sertan OÖzdemir
    Anadolu UniversityEskisehir, Turkey
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / International & Global / Articles
Article   |   November 01, 2008
Turkish Stuttering Association: A Model Project to Bring Stuttering Self-help to Turkey
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 119-123. doi:10.1044/ffd18.3.119
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, November 2008, Vol. 18, 119-123. doi:10.1044/ffd18.3.119
Abstract

A new self-help organization has been established to serve stuttering individuals and their families and/or friends in Turkey and other Turkish-speaking areas of the world. This Turkish Stuttering Association (TKB for “Türkiye Kekemelik Birliği” in Turkish) was inaugurated with a Web site in both Turkish and English. The Web site permits discussions among those who stutter and other interested persons. The next step is to foster face-to-face chapters of the TKB through the Web site and via annual workshops at the Education, Research, and Training Center for Speech and Language Disorders (DILKOM) at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey.

Acknowledgment
“Project e-OÖZYARDEP “Expanding a Community-based Self-help Group Program for Stuttering via the Internet” was funded by a grant from the government’s Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TüBITAK), Project number 107K093.
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