What age is the Lidcombe program for?

The Lidcombe Program was developed for children younger than 6 years. Children as young as 2 years have participated in clinical trials. One clinical trial showed that the Lidcombe Program can be effective with children in age range 7–12 years.

Who is the Lidcombe program suitable for?

The Lidcombe Program is a behavioural treatment for children who stutter who are younger than 6 years. It may be suitable for some older children. The program takes its name from the suburb of Sydney where the Australian Stuttering Research Centre began.

How does the Lidcombe program work?

When you cut through the jargon, the idea behind the Lidcombe Program is simple. You reward the behaviour you want (smooth, fluent speech). You punish the behaviour you don’t want (stuttering).

Is the Lidcombe program a direct treatment?

This parent training is essential, because it is the speech-language pathologist’s responsibility to ensure that the treatment is done appropriately and is a positive experience for the child and the family. The treatment is direct. This means that it involves the parent commenting directly about the child’s speech.

How much does the Lidcombe program cost?

Cost is $440 per person.

What is the Lidcombe method?

The Lidcombe Program is a behavioural treatment, which targets children’s stuttered speech. During the Lidcombe Program treatment children are not instructed to change their customary speech pattern in any way.

Is the Lidcombe program effective?

The most significant predictor of outcome was Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium (LPTC) training. The children of trained SLPs (n = 19), compared to the children of untrained SLPs, took 76% more sessions to complete stage 1, but achieved 54% lower %SS scores, 9 months after starting treatment.

How is preschool stuttering treated?

Here are some ways parents can help:

  1. Reduce communication stress. There are different techniques to put less pressure on a child in a speaking situation.
  2. Talk about it.
  3. Practice patience.
  4. Model good speech habits.
  5. Seek a professional.

Is Lidcombe direct or indirect?

Lidcombe Program (LP). With these studies as a foundation, Mark Onslow and his colleagues developed the LP. 39 This direct treatment trains parents to provide systematic verbal contingencies for stutter-free and stut- tered speech in the clinic and in everyday speaking situations.

Who created the Lidcombe program?

The treatment with the best evidence at the moment is called the Lidcombe Program, after the Sydney suburb in which it was developed by researchers from Sydney University. The Lidcombe Program has been shown to give pre-school children who stutter a 7-8 times better chance of recovery than if we do nothing and wait.

What are the types of stuttering?

Stuttering is a speech problem where the normal flow of speech is disrupted. The 3 types of stuttering are developmental stuttering, neurogenic stuttering, and psychogenic stuttering.

What is Lidcombe named after?

Frederick Lidbury
It was renamed as Lidcombe (Lid+Combe) in 1914 after two mayors Frederick Lidbury, 12 years as an Alderman and twice Mayor and H. J. Larcombe, 26 years as an alderman and 8 times Mayor.

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When does Stage 2 of the Lidcombe program start?

The Lidcombe Program has two stages. During Stage 1, the parent conducts the treatment each day and the parent and child attend the speech clinic once a week. This continues until stuttering either is gone or reaches an extremely low level. Stage 2 of the program—or maintenance—starts at this time and lasts around a year.

Where is the Oz Education Centre in Lidcombe?

Oz Education Lidcombe Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Lidcombe, surrounded by homes and the local school. The centre offers several purpose-built facilities including on-site parking which makes drop-offs and pick-ups safer and more convenient for you and your children.