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PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) with young children who stutter. METHOD This is a longitudinal, multiple single-subject study. The participants were 6 children aged 3;3-4;10 [years;months] who had been stuttering for longer than 12 months. Therapy consisted of 6 sessions of clinic-based therapy and 6 weeks of(More)
PURPOSE To find out what information children, parents and education staff feel would be important to know to support a child who stutters in the educational environment, in order to develop appropriate resources. METHOD A Delphi study was carried out to seek the opinions of experts about the information to include. A structured six stage process was(More)
Several therapy programs have been demonstrated to be effective in supporting the development of fluency in preschool children who stutter. However, there is increasing evidence in allied fields suggesting that a positive therapy outcome cannot be entirely attributed to the therapy program itself, but also depends on what the therapist brings to the(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of adolescents who stutter is an under-researched area that would benefit from greater attention. AIMS To investigate whether an intensive treatment programme for older teenagers who stutter, aged over 16 years of age, is effective in reducing overt and covert aspects of stuttering. METHODS & PROCEDURES A repeated-measures,(More)
In this paper, we consider the multiple regression model in the presence of multicollinearity and study the performance of the preliminary test estimator (PTE) both analytically and computationally, when it is a priori suspected that some constraints may hold on the vector parameter space. The performance of the PTE is further analysed by comparing the risk(More)
PURPOSE The authors used the "1000-bites" format (Onslow & Yaruss, 2007) to discuss two therapies used with preschool children who stutter: Palin Parent Child Interaction and the Lidcombe Program. The aim is to provide background to the therapies and to explore the differences and similarities between the approaches and research plans for them. METHOD The(More)
This paper aims to provide support for the hypothesis that early intervention with young dysfluent children is more successful over a shorter period of time than if speech and language therapy is delayed. The case histories of children between the ages of 3;06 and 5;11 years and 8;00 and 10;11 years who attended the Michael Palin Centre in a one year period(More)
A series of tables is presented as a diagnostic aid for the clinician when presented with a client who has a genetic syndrome. Information is provided on physical features, inheritance pattern, incidence rate, speech and language characteristics, and references. The speech and language clinician is cautioned that there is great variation of expression in(More)
  • S. Millard
  • International journal of language & communication…
  • 1998
This paper presents an argument in support of clinic based research. The role that the clinic-based speech and language therapist has in advancing our knowledge of communication disorders and their treatment is emphasised. The value of single-case research within the field of speech and language therapy is discussed and the arguments are presented with(More)