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ERIC Number: EJ1043964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Webcam Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adolescents Who Stutter: A Phase II Trial
Carey, Brenda; O'Brian, Sue; Lowe, Robyn; Onslow, Mark
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v45 n4 p314-324 Oct 2014
Purpose: This Phase II clinical trial examined stuttering adolescents' responsiveness to the Webcam-delivered Camperdown Program. Method: Sixteen adolescents were treated by Webcam with no clinic attendance. Primary outcome was percentage of syllables stuttered (%SS). Secondary outcomes were number of sessions, weeks and hours to maintenance, self-reported stuttering severity, speech satisfaction, speech naturalness, self-reported anxiety, self-reported situation avoidance, self-reported impact of stuttering, and satisfaction with Webcam treatment delivery. Data were collected before treatment and up to 12 months after entry into maintenance. Results: Fourteen participants completed the treatment. Group mean stuttering frequency was 6.1 %SS (range, 0.7-14.7) pretreatment and 2.8 %SS (range, 0-12.2) 12 months after entry into maintenance, with half the participants stuttering at 1.2 %SS or lower at this time. Treatment was completed in a mean of 25 sessions (15.5 hr). Self-reported stuttering severity ratings, self-reported stuttering impact, and speech satisfaction scores supported %SS outcomes. Minimal anxiety was evident either pre- or post-treatment. Individual responsiveness to the treatment varied, with half the participants showing little reduction in avoidance of speech situations. Conclusions: The Webcam service delivery model was appealing to participants, although it was efficacious and efficient for only half. Suggestions for future stuttering treatment development for adolescents are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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