What is Lidcombe speech therapy?

What is Lidcombe speech therapy?

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 was located.

What is the goal of the Lidcombe program?

The fundamental premise of the Lidcombe Program is that parent verbal contingencies are the active treatment agent for eliminating or greatly reducing stuttering. So, when the clinician feels it to be appropriate, it is logical for those parent verbal contingencies to occur during everyday conversations with children.

What age is Lidcombe 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.

Is Lidcombe direct or indirect?

Since 2000, an increasing number of children have been treated according to a direct operant treatment approach: the Lidcombe Program (LP) for early intervention [22,23]. This direct approach teaches parents to give verbal contingencies after fluent and stuttered speech.

How effective is the Lidcombe program?

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 long does the Lidcombe program take?

How long does the Lidcombe Program take? Children differ in the time they take to complete the Lidcombe Program. However, on average it takes about 12 visits to the clinic to get to the point where stuttering has gone or is at an extremely low level.

Is the Lidcombe program evidence based?

The Lidcombe Program is an evidence based treatment. That means that it is based on scientific research. One part of that research is clinical trials.

At what age are kids most defiant?

It is normal for children to become oppositional at certain ages – around age 2, and again in early adolescence. Life-changing events, such as divorce, can also herald a phase of defiant behavior. This defiance may be difficult for parents to cope with, but it does not necessarily signal an underlying condition.

When giving an oral report in school it is helpful for a child with intermediate stuttering to?

When giving an oral report in school, it is helpful for an intermediate stutterer to: strive for perfect fluency. not mention his own stuttering. comment casually or humorously about his own stuttering.

What is direct therapy for stuttering?

Direct treatment (speech therapy) tends to be used if your child’s stuttering lasts (persists), gets worse, or is severe. It involves a personal interaction between a speech-language pathologist (speech therapist) and the child who stutters. A main focus is to help keep the stuttering from getting worse.

What is the Westmead program?

The Westmead Program is a treatment for young children that aims to reduce stuttering. Parents do not change the family lifestyle in any way, apart from encouraging the child to use syllable-timed speech (STS) during practice sessions, and occasionally throughout the day.

What is demands and capacities model?

The demands and capacities model proposed that each child possesses a unique set of capacities and a level of speech performance that evolves from those capacities. If a child’s capacities match the speech demands of a particular speaking situation, fluency will result.