The Lidcombe Program is a behavioral intervention, developed to treat stuttering in preschool aged children. After training, speech-language pathologists will be prepared to teach parents to administer appropriate feedback about fluency and stuttering to their children in their everyday-speaking environment and to monitor treatment goals and progress.
Studies have shown that this is an efficacious and effective evidencebased treatment for stuttering. The Lidcombe Program has been adjusted for school-aged children and special populations.
The Montreal Fluency Centre is the only organization offering this kind of training in North America. Additionally it has trained clinicians in Latin America and Europe.
The Program focuses in different areas of stuttering developing the following workshops:
Read more about the workshops below.
2-day Basic Training Workshop
The Lidcombe Program for Early Intervention for Stuttering was developed by Professor Mark Onslow and his colleagues at the University of Sydney, Australian Stuttering Research Centre (ASRC), as a behavioral intervention for stuttering in preschool children. In this program, parents learn to administer appropriate verbal contingencies for fluency and stuttering to their children in their everyday speaking environment. Studies have shown that fluency can be maintained at very high levels following treatment. The LP Basic Training Workshop is offered in Canada and North America in collaboration with the Lidcombe Program Training Consortium (LPTC). Following this training, participants are invited to join an on-line listserve for continued mentoring and case-based problem solving. For more detailed information about the Lidcombe Program visit the ASRC website
This 1 day workshop will begin by describing some of the issues that can become barriers to treatment with the Lidcombe Program. Through case studies and presentations by the facilitators, participants will do case-based problem solving in small groups to identify problems presented and generate ideas for solving the problems. The second part of the workshop will be devoted to case presentations by the participants with small group problem solving. Participants will be asked to send information regarding individual cases prior to the workshop. Those participants who do not have a case to present will be welcome to observe and participate in the small group problem solving. This workshop is offered in Canada and North America in collaboration with the Lidcombe Program Training Consortium (LPTC)
* Limited to 25 participants
This 1 day workshop reviews treatment of school age children who stutter, with an emphasis on those treatments that have evidence that evaluates their efficacy. The workshop describes the nature of the school age child, the advantages and possible limitations of working with this population. Clinical procedures that have shown to be effective with this age group are discussed and adaptations to traditional programs for stuttering in this age group are described. The workshop includes discussion of possible adaptations to the Lidcombe Program for older children. Case studies are presented. A portion of this workshop is dedicated to development of treatment objectives and procedures for a number of hypothetical clients who present with problems that are common in this age group. This work is done in small group format. This workshop is appropriate for clinicians working in school-based settings as well as private clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and other health care facilities. This workshop is not a LPTC offering and is sponsored by the Montreal Fluency Centre.
This 1 day workshop explores treatment of stuttering when children have other co-existing Speech and Language Difficulties. An overview of stuttering in children with other speech and language problems will summarize the literature. This will include a survey of treatments that have been traditionally utilized for this population with an emphasis on those therapies that have outcomes that show they are effective for this population. A discussion of ‘what works’ and what might be adapted from what we know about treatment of stuttering to work better will follow. Issues that may be problematic for effective treatment will be identified and troubleshooting for these complex cases will be part of the workshop. Case studies of a number of children who stutter with other speech and language problems including cognitive impairment, phonology/motor speech issues, autism and ADD will be presented. Participants will be given a case history form to submit prior to the workshop for troubleshooting and treatment planning as part of this workshop. This workshop is not a LPTC offering and is sponsored by the Montreal Fluency Centre.