An investigation of language and phonological development and the responsiveness of preschool age children to the Lidcombe Program

Rousseau, I., Packman, A., Onslow, M., Harrison, E. and Jones, M. (2007) An investigation of language and phonological development and the responsiveness of preschool age children to the Lidcombe Program. Journal of Communication Disorders, 40 5: 382-397. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2006.10.002


Author Rousseau, I.
Packman, A.
Onslow, M.
Harrison, E.
Jones, M.
Title An investigation of language and phonological development and the responsiveness of preschool age children to the Lidcombe Program
Journal name Journal of Communication Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9924
Publication date 2007-09-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2006.10.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 40
Issue 5
Start page 382
End page 397
Total pages 16
Editor T. J. Glattke
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier Science Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
321217 Health Counselling
730204 Child health
Abstract Knowledge of variables that predict treatment time is of benefit in deciding when to start treatment for early stuttering. To date, the only variable clearly related to treatment time with the Lidcombe Program is pre-treatment stuttering frequency. Previous studies have shown that children whose stuttering is more severe take longer to complete Stage I of the program. However, studies to date have not investigated phonology and language as predictors of treatment time. In the context of a Phase 11 clinical trial, the present prospective study showed that phonological development does not predict treatment time but that, together, stuttering severity, MLU and CELF Receptive Score predict 35-45% of the variance for time taken to complete Stage 1. Learning outcomes: The reader should be able to (1) understand guidelines developed for the timing of intervention with the Lidcombe Program based on previous retrospective studies, (2) determine whether pre-treatment language and phonological development play a role in treatmentled recovery with the Lidcombe Program and (3) understand recent empirical evidence on time taken by preschool children to complete Stage I of the Lidcombe Program. (C) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Linguistics
Rehabilitation
Early Stuttering Intervention
Predicting Treatment Time
Initial Status
Disorders
Abilities
Speech
Impact
Trial
Q-Index Code C1

 
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