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What is the Lidcombe Program For Childhood Stuttering?

What is the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering? (with Lori Melnitsky,  MA CCC-SLP, Stuttering Specialist) www.allislandspeech.com 516-776-0184   Basic facts: (Please note this is not a recipe and must be modified with your help) The Lidcombe Program is a behavioral treatment for children who stutter who are younger than 7 years. It may be suitable for some older children. (ages 8 to 9 with modifications). The program takes its name from the suburb of Sydney where the Australian Stuttering Research Centre was located. Free Download: At-Home Verbal Contingencies for Parents How is the treatment administered: The treatment is administered by a parent or caregiver in the child’s everyday environment. Parents learn how to do the treatment during weekly visits to the speech-language pathologist. During these visits, the speech-language pathologist teaches the parent by demonstrating various aspects of the treatment, observing the parent do the treatment, and giving parents helpful hints about […]


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Stuttering: Basic Facts for Parents

  STUTTERING : BASIC FACTS FOR PARENTS: What is Stuttering? Stuttering (also known as stammering or dysfluencies) consists of disruptions in the normal flow of speech. It includes repeating words or parts of words, complete sound blockage, sound prolongations and physical tension or struggle.   What causes Stuttering?: There is no single cause of stuttering. Research has found that genetics, language skills, sound development, the child’s temperament and environmental factors play a role in the development of stuttering.   Is Stuttering an emotional problem? No. It is not caused by anxiety or being nervous. However it can cause fear of speaking.   Is Stuttering Cyclical? Yes it is common for people to stutter more at times and then be fluent at other times. It tends to come and go and people often learn to avoid words they might stutter on. Avoiding speaking can have a negative impact on social, emotional […]


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