Tag: children who stutter

Stuttering: will my child recover? Factors that predict recovery and why you shouldn’t wait

About 4% to 8% of children stutter at some point during early childhood (Yairi & Ambrose, 2013). Stuttering usually starts without warning between the ages of 2 1/2 and 4 years of age. Here’s the good news: at least 80%...

/ 12 November 2017

Lidcombe Program stuttering activities: Volume 2 printable activities for face-to-face and Skype therapy now available

When we published The Lidcombe Program for stuttering: my 10 favourite therapy activities back in 2014, we had no idea how popular it would be. Thousands of people from more than 20 countries have downloaded our free resource. Feedback has been...

/ 12 October 2016

Can I do stuttering therapy online via video calls?

Yes. From the comforts of a big city, it might not seem like there’s a shortage of speech pathologists with decent stuttering assessment and therapy experience. But there is. Too often, simple things have stopped people who stutter from getting...

/ 22 August 2016

Why does the Lidcombe Program for childhood stuttering work: a case of “words will never hurt me”?

The Lidcombe Program is an effective stuttering treatment for children under 6 years of age. Lidcombe Program treatment is 7.5 times more likely to reduce stuttering than natural recovery (Onslow et al., 2012). You can read more about the Lidcombe Program...

/ 21 June 2016

Stuttering treatments: what works for whom? An evidence update

Stuttering research – though voluminous, and growing – is notoriously hard to sift through and weigh for at least three reasons: with a few exceptions, different research groups tend to spend their time and funding researching and validating their own...

/ 9 November 2015

My school-age child stutters. What should I do?

We’ve got some great, evidence-based stuttering treatments for pre-schoolers and adults.  But what about for children who are at school? How do we treat school-age kids who stutter? First, a few sobering facts: 1. Stuttering gets harder to treat with age.  Academics...

/ 23 February 2015

The Lidcombe Program for stuttering: my 10 favourite therapy activities

For parents who have been trained in delivering the Lidcombe Program for stuttering to their children, it can be hard to think up specific activity ideas.  Parents often ask me for a list of activities they can use during the...

/ 8 December 2014

The more the merrier? New study on Lidcombe Program group therapy for children who stutter

The Lidcombe Program is an evidence-based program that has been proven to be effective for many children who stutter.  But it is also resource intensive, requiring several consecutive weekly visits to the clinic to reach Stage 2 of the program.  (If...

/ 26 November 2014

Now you can get treatment for your child’s stuttering without all those clinic visits

The Lidcombe Program is an effective, evidence-based parent-administered treatment for children who stutter.  Stage 1 of the standard treatment requires a parent (or other caregiver) and the child who stutters to come into the clinic every week to see the speech...

/ 4 November 2014