What is the Lidcombe Program for Early Childhood Stuttering?
The Lidcombe Program is a highly successful evidenced based (attach link) behavioral treatment program that was designed for young children who stutter and their families. The objective of this program is to try and eliminate stuttering in young children in a fun, systematic and structured manner. Fluency therapy is provided by myself (Lidcombe Trained) once weekly in the office setting. Therapy is provided to the child while the parents are taught to work with their children daily to decrease stuttering. This program is ideal for children ages 3 1/2 to 7.
If your child is younger than age 3 1/2 or older than 7, we use a modified version of this program while reducing environmental demands. It is very effective in reducing stuttering.