Nifs is the national interest organization for people who stutter and clutter in Norway. It is an active organization that has done much important for the field of fluency disorders in Norway. For instance, they have arranged conferences with highly recognized experts such as David Shapiro and Scott Yaruss and annual camps for youth and family weekends, they have developed information brochures, and are an important voice in political discussions concerning speech therapy and rights for people who stutter and clutter (for more information, see: https://www.stamming.no/logopedbehandling-stamming-lpsk-tale). We are also so lucky to have a representative from Nifs in our reference group. In the mid of March, Kari-Anne and I were invited speakers at Nifs’ annual conference.
We had many topics to cover in our presentation; recent publications such as the Cochrane review (http://theestproject.blogspot.com/2021/09/new-publication-from-est-team.html), the surveys with kindergarten teachers and health nurses (http://theestproject.blogspot.com/2021/09/norsk-publisering-helsesykepleieres.html), the review of implementation quality in stuttering interventions (http://theestproject.blogspot.com/2021/12/implementasjonskvalitet-i.html). This resulted in many fruitful discussions concerning treatment options for young children and stuttering recovery. We really appreciated presenting for such an engaged audience! Thank you so much for this opportunity Nifs, we hope to be invited again for further discussions and presentation of updated results!