Effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program for early stuttering in Australian community clinics

O'Brian, Sue, Iverach, Lisa, Jones, Mark, Onslow, Mark, Packman, Ann and Menzies, Ross (2013) Effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program for early stuttering in Australian community clinics. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 6: 593-603. doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.783112

Author O'Brian, Sue
Iverach, Lisa
Jones, Mark
Onslow, Mark
Packman, Ann
Menzies, Ross
Title Effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program for early stuttering in Australian community clinics
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17549507.2013.783112
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 6
Start page 593
End page 603
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject 2733 Otorhinolaryngology
2912 LPN and LVN
3616 Speech and Hearing
2922 Research and Theory
1203 Design Practice and Management
Abstract This study explored the effectiveness of the Lidcombe Program for early stuttering in community clinics. Participants were 31 speech-language pathologists (SLPs) using the Lidcombe Program in clinics across Australia, and 57 of their young stuttering clients. Percentage of syllables stuttered (%SS) was collected 9 months after beginning treatment along with information about variables likely to influence outcomes. The mean %SS for the 57 children 9 months after starting treatment was 1.7. 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. Results suggest that outcomes for the Lidcombe Program in the general community may be comparable to those obtained in clinical trials when SLPs receive formal training and support.
Keyword Early stuttering
Lidcombe Program
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 633007
Institutional Status UQ

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