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Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen

Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen • Ambassador

As a young girl, Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen had a severe stammering problem. For years she was unable to pronounce her name, despite intensive speech therapy. It was Femke’s dream to be able to speak fluently. At the age of thirteen the well-known politician overcame her stuttering using the Del Ferro Method.
As from October 22 2020, World Stutter Day, we are happy to announce that Femke is ambassador of the Del Ferro Institute.  


Her story

"Femke Merel van Kooten-Arissen is an inspiring example of how dreams can come true. Not only did she learn to speak fluently, she even obtained a seat in Dutch parlement where she literally makes her voice heard for the Dutch people. Now, in her exemplary role, 36-year-old Merel wants to help other people who stutter so that they too can make their dreams come true. She does this in politics and now also as ambassador of the Del Ferro Institute."

Our video's

Stuttering is annoying for Mogta en wants to get rid of it

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Femke Merel talks about stuttering at 'Jinek'

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5-day course in USA after movie

Our international course in Miami, Florida was a big succ... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #3

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Muard stopped stuttering: testimonial

When we met Muard, he barely spoke. At first, we thought ... 

Andrew stopped stuttering: before & after

When we met Andrew on the first day of the course, he cam... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #2

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Thank you, for helping us stop stuttering. #1

Former students congratulate our teacher Patrick Wijdenes... 

Safi stopped stuttering: before & after

Safi’s English teacher decided that he wouldn’t read out ... 

Paulo only stuttered during presentations

People who stutter can relate in what they experience. In... 

Maarten and Rene used to stutter and speak fluent now.

Maarten and Rene came to the Del Ferro Institute and want... 

You can overcome your stuttering for good!

Meet Dennis. He overcame his stuttering completely after ... 

Frederick overcame his stuttering 18 years ago

Always great catching up with former students! Frederick... 

You can't stop me...because I don't stutter anymore

Not being able to speak fluent made the world of Stephen ... 

Stephen: the Del Ferro Institute helped me to stop stuttering and be myself.

Stephen did not talk because of his stuttering. He could ... 

Natasha from Singapore feels like the happiest person in the world

Natascha travelled all the way from Singapore to attend t... 

BBC documentary. Stuttering, how to get over it.

The BBC made a documentary about the Del Ferro Institute....