Workshop ONLINE or face to face at your own venue.
Every year, an international workshop is organized by RESTART-DCM in which English is the language of instruction. This workshop will again be given online in 2023. Times are suitable for participants outside the Central Europe Time zone (CET). Further information available on this page.
Another possibility is that the workshop is given abroad at the request of a group of speech and language pathologists. In that case the organization is done by the hosting party in close consultation with the RESTART DCM trainers. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in the possibility of hosting a workshop in your own country or hosting online. The RESTART trainers are Marie-Christine Franken, Ellen Laroes and Femke de Smit.
Marie-Christine Franken graduated as a linguist (University of Nijmegen, 1985), speech-language therapist (Hogeschool Nijmegen, 1989), and qualified as a Fluency Expert (1991). Her PhD (University of Nijmegen, 1997) addressed evaluation of stuttering therapy. She has worked for more than 25 years combining clinical work, research and teaching. Currently, she is the principal pediatric speech-language researcher and clinical linguist – fluency expert at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and since 2015 a trainer of the RESTART DCM approach for clinicians.
Ellen Laroes graduated as a speech-language therapist (Hogeschool Heerlen, 1985) and qualified as a Fluency Expert (1986). She is registered as a European Fluency Specialist. Ellen works in her private practice specialized in fluency disorders and is a former teacher of Fluency Disorders at Zuyd Hogeschool, University of Applied Sciences, Heerlen. She is connected to the education committee of the Dutch Association for Stuttering Therapy (NVST) and mentor for the European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders (ECSF). Since the eighties, she has been working with the Demands and Capacities Model based treatment and since 2000 with the Lidcombe Program as well. She was one of the participating therapists in the RESTART trial and since 2015 a trainer of the RESTART DCM approach for clinicians.
Femke de Smit graduated as a speech-language therapist (Hanzehogeschool Groningen, 2008) and qualified as a Fluency Expert (ECSF, 2011). She is registered as a European Fluency Specialist (EFS). Femke is co-owner of a private practice for speech language pathology and has established the specialization in fluency within this organisation. She is a member of the Dutch Association for Stuttering Therapy (NVST), mentor for the European Clinical Specialization in Fluency Disorders (ECSF) and since 2021 a trainer of the RESTART DCM approach for clinicians.