When a young child starts to stutter, it is important to find out whether it is a ‘normal disfluency’ (commonly seen in children learning to talk), or if it is a ‘stutter’, which is a cause for concern. Through assessment, Rebecca can help determine the best course of action for your child. Rebecca is trained in the ‘Lidcombe Program’, which is an evidence-based behavioural approach aimed at reducing stuttering in young children.
The Lidcombe Program is administered by the parent in the child’s home environment. The treatment involves providing the child with feedback about their talking during fun activities, and the feedback the child receives is overwhelmingly positive. Parents learn how to do the program during weekly visits with the Speech Pathologist.