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ERIC Number: EJ1040349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Webcam Delivery of the Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering: A Phase I Clinical Trial
O'Brian, Sue; Smith, Kylie; Onslow, Mark
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v57 n3 p825-830 Jun 2014
Purpose: The Lidcombe Program is an operant treatment for early stuttering shown with meta-analysis to have a favorable odds ratio. However, many clients are unable to access the treatment because of distance and lifestyle factors. In this Phase I trial, we explored the potential efficacy, practicality, and viability of an Internet webcam Lidcombe Program service delivery model. Method: Participants were 3 preschool children who stuttered and their parents, all of whom received assessment and treatment using webcam in their homes with no clinic attendance. Results: At 6 months post-Stage 1 completion, all children were stuttering below 1.0% syllables stuttered. The webcam intervention was acceptable to the parents and appeared to be practical and viable, with only occasional audiovisual problems. At present, there is no reason to doubt that a webcam-delivered Lidcombe Program will be shown with clinical trials to have comparable efficacy with the clinic version. Conclusion: Webcam-delivered Lidcombe Program intervention is potentially efficacious, is practical and viable, and requires further exploration with comparative clinical trials and a qualitative study of parent and caregiver experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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