Lidcombe Program Treatment Guide

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This guide is available on the Australian Stuttering Research Centre:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/asrc/docs/lp_treatment_guide_2015.pdf

This document is great for both parents and clinicians. The guide helps ensure that the therapy is delivered correctly. Parents can check if their child is indeed receiving the Lidcombe Program and not a ‘mish mash’ of approaches. Clinicians can refer to the guide also as a quick reference. Parents should also ask if their clinician is Consortia Trained to ensure that the program is more likely to be delivered as intended.

One change that has taken place in the past year is the rating scale which now ranges from 0-9.

0 refers to: no stuttering

1 refers to: extremely mild stuttering

9 refers to: extremely severe stuttering.

All my new clients for 2016 will use this new scale. Existing clients will continue with the scale as it was before.

Happy rating!

Fiona Curtis

Fiona Curtis is a qualified Speech Pathologist with over 25 years of experience in working with a wide range of speech, language, learning, fluency and swallowing disorders with both younger and older children and adults.