Hughes Named to American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders

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An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been elected to a position on the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders (ABFFD).

Dr. Charles Hughes, associate professor in EKU’s Communication Disorders Program, will serve a four-year term.

The ABFFD reviews and oversees the credentialing process of speech-language pathologists who wish to apply to become a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency and individuals who wish to maintain the BCS-F credential, and promotes and advocates for high standards related to the clinical treatment of individuals with speech fluency disorders.

Hughes, currently the only Board Certified Specialist in Fluency in Kentucky, also serves as the Board’s social media director.

"This is a very exciting opportunity for me professionally,” Hughes said, “and allows me the opportunity to represent Eastern Kentucky University on a national level.”

Hughes, who joined the EKU faculty in 2011, launched the EKU Stuttering Clinic for Children and Adolescents Who Stutter, one of the few such programs in the Commonwealth.

For more information about the Communication Disorders Program at EKU, visit

Published on March 24, 2015

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