Veerle Waelkens (Arteveldehogeschool Ghent) is a Bachelor in Speech therapy and Audiology (1989, Arteveldehogeschool Ghent). She specializes in fluency disorders at the Arteveldehogeschool and has since attended workshops by several authorities in the field of fluency disorders. She works as a lecturer in speech-fluency disorders and speech and language disorders at the Arteveldehogeschool and in her private practice where she focuses on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of stuttering, cluttering, and different disorders that affect the client’s self-esteem, social aspects of communication (dysphasia, dyspraxia, speech anxiety,…). She is also the co-ordinator of a stuttering-treatment team that consults, counsels, trains, and supports family members and other communication partners (individual counseling and parental group sessions, program for teachers). Acts as a facilitator of and takes part in several intervention groups according to the ‘Incident method’. The intervention focuses on fluency.