What is the Lidcombe approach?
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.
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.
What is stuttering Lidcombe?
What is the Lidcombe Program? 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.
Does the Lidcombe program work?
Does the Lidcombe Program Work? Yes, independently replicated clinical trials show that it does work to get rid of stuttering.
What are secondary stuttering behaviors?
Secondary behaviors associated with stuttering include eye blinking, jaw jerking, and head or other involuntary movements. These behaviors are learned approaches to minimize the increasing severity of stuttering and can add to the patient’s embarrassment and fear of speaking.
How much does the Lidcombe program cost?
Cost is $440 per person.
What is developmental stuttering?
Developmental stuttering occurs in young children while they are still learning speech and language skills. It is the most common form of stuttering. Some scientists and clinicians believe that developmental stuttering occurs when children’s speech and language abilities are unable to meet the child’s verbal demands.
What are verbal contingencies?
Verbal contingencies are comments made by the parents after moments of the child’s stutter-free speech or unambiguous stuttering, the aim of both being to reduce the frequency of stuttering.
Why Am I stuttering all of a sudden?
A sudden stutter can be caused by a number of things: brain trauma, epilepsy, drug abuse (particularly heroin), chronic depression or even attempted suicide using barbiturates, according to the National Institutes of Health.