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Obituary -Walter Elstner, Vienna

February 1925 - March 2015


Caption: The IALP Board of Directors meeting in 1983. Professor Walter Elsnter is on the far right. Picture courtesy of Dr Nasser Kotby – Egypt. He is in the center of the photograph.

It is with regret that we announce the demise of Professor Walter Elstner, who died peacefully on 25 March 2015, aged 90. Professor Elstner was the Founder and Chair of the School Committee of IALP for many years. He founded this Committee in the 1960's at a time when IALP concentrated more on the medical aspects. He was also a member of the IALP Board for one term, 1983 - 1986. Professor Elstner was a loyal member of IALP and attended most Congresses. His area of expertise was child language with special emphasis on individuals with visual impairment.

His wife predeceased him by a few years. He is survived by three daughters and two sons and a number of grandchildren.