Predicting Treatment Time and Long-Term Outcome of the Lidcombe Program: A Replication and Reanalysis

The authors report treatment duration and outcome data on 14 children who stutter (CWS) recently treated by the Lidcombe Program (LP). These data were then combined with data from a previous LP treatment study (Miller and Guitar, 2009) to examine predictor variables for treatment duration and outcome. The study provides evidence of the effectiveness of LP from researchers who are independent of the developers of the program. The authors concluded that children with more frequent and more severe stuttering may take longer in LP treatment. Long-term outcome may be best be predicted by pre-treatment stuttering and sex.

Guitar, Barry, Kazenski, Danra, Howard, Alan, Cousins, S. Freddie, Fader, Elena, and Haskell, Piper. (2015). Predicting Treatment Time and Long-Term Outcome of the Lidcombe Program: A Replication and Reanalysis. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi:10.1044/2015_AJSLP-13-0156

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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