Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Einer Boberg's Contribution to the Self-Help Movement

Author(s) Jaan Pill, BA, Bed, AOCA
Volume 22
Number 4
Year 1998
Page(s) 271-275
Language English
Keywords stuttering
Abstract Einer Boberg developed a stuttering treatment program based on continuous improvement of the program’s features and scientifically rigorous, data-based research into treatment outcomes. In addition, he made significant contributions to the self-help movement. By establishing contacts among Canadian self-help groups during the organizing of the first Canadian conference for people who stutter staged in Banff, Alberta in 1991, Einer Boberg played a key role in the development of the Canadian Association for People Who Stutter. As the first president of the International Fluency Association, he actively encouraged Canadians who stutter to play leadership roles in the development of international networks bringing together self-help groups, researchers, and clinicians. This article addresses the role of self-help groups for people who stutter and the relationship between self-help groups and speech-language pathologists.

Einer Boberg a produit un programme de traitement du bégaiement fondé sur l’amélioration constante de ses attributs ainsi que sur une recherche scientifiquement rigoureuse et riche en données sur les résultats du traitement. En outre, il a apporté d’importantes contributions au mouvement d’entraide. En établissant des contacts auprès de groupes d’entraide canadiens au cours de l’organisation de la première conférence pour personnes qui bégaient, tenue à Banff (Alberta) en 1991, Einer Boberg a joué un rôle clé dans la mise sur pied de l’Association des bègues du Canada. À titre de premier président de l’International Fluency Association, il encouragea activement les bègues canadiens à jouer des rôles clés dans le développement de réseaux réunissant groupes d’entraide, chercheurs et cliniciens. Cet article se penche également sur le rôle des groupes d’entraide vis-à-vis des bègues et sur les rapports entre les groupes d’entraide et les orthophonistes.
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