Tag: pre-school 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

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

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

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

33 of our best free articles to get you up to speed on child speech, language, voice and reading delays, and stuttering

We’ve published heaps of free information about child communication delays and problems.  But who can be bothered trawling through a website? So 1990s. Here are direct, free links to 33 of our most popular information sheets and articles.  All in one convenient place. If...

/ 6 August 2014

Robot Talking: another evidence-based option to treat pre-schoolers who stutter

In Australia, there is near consensus among speech pathologists that the Lidcombe Program is the most effective treatment for pre-schoolers who stutter – especially amongst those of us who were trained at Sydney University.  The Lidcombe Program is safe and, in clinical...

/ 24 June 2014