On-Line Continuing Education Course Now Available!
The American Board of Fluency Disorders is pleased to announce
Basic Principle Problem Solving in School-Age Fluency Therapy
is now available!
Click on the Continuing Education menu item to learn more!
Breaking News: ASHA Update on Transition to Speciality Cerfification
ASHA is pleased to announce that Clinical Specialty Certification (CSC) will soon be available to ASHA members. The ASHA Board of Directors approved the transition of the Clinical Specialty Recognition (CSR) program to a Clinical Specialty Certification (CSC) program in 2012 (BOD 19-2012). The newly approved CSC program will replace the current CSR program on January 1, 2014. Information regarding this transition and current BRS-FD will be posted as it becomes available.
Welcome to the Home Page for the American Board of Fluency Disorders. This website is designed to help consumers and professionals locate speech-language pathologists who are Board Recognized Specialists in Fluency Disorders: professionals who have gone beyond the basic clinical certification (CCC-SLP) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Board Recognized Specialists in Fluency Disorders are individuals who have demonstrated a high level of clinical expertise in treating fluency disorders, advanced knowledge, and a commitment to serving people with fluency disorders. They have submitted their credentials for review and approval by a Board of peers. This Specialty Recognition Program is an approved program of ASHA.
In addition to being a resource for the consumer, this site is also designed for the professional who is seeking Board Recognition in Fluency Disorders or for those interested in becoming Fluency Specialist Mentors. Information on continuing education and upcoming events focused on the area of stuttering can also be found on this site.
We are changing our name from the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders (SBFD) to the American Board of Fluency Disorders (ABFD), some materials will have the old name during the transition. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
How to Get the Best Speech Therapy For Your Child Who Stutters: A Guide For Parents from the American Board oF Fluency Disorders
If your child stutters – or if you think your child may be stuttering – the good news is that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) today know a lot more about stuttering than they did even a few years ago. Considerable progress has been made in working with children who stutter, and many SLPs are doing effective and innovative work.
The ABFD Manual
The ABFD Manual contains information, forms, and guidelines for specialty recognition for applicants and members. Download it in PDF format by clicking here.