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BACKGROUND In the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention, parents present verbal contingencies for stutter-free and stuttered speech in everyday situations. A previous randomized controlled trial of the programme with preschool-age children from 2005, conducted in two public speech clinics in New Zealand, showed that the odds of attaining(More)
UNLABELLED The ability to reduce stuttering in everyday speaking situations is the core component of the management plan of many who stutter. However, the ability to maintain the benefits of speech-restructuring treatment is known to be compromised, with only around a third of clients achieving this [Craig, A. R., & Hancock, K. (1995). Self-reported factors(More)
UNLABELLED Stuttering is frequently associated with negative consequences which typically begin in early childhood. Despite this, no previous studies have investigated the presence of personality disorders among adults who stutter. Therefore, the aims of the present study were to screen for personality disorders among adults who stutter, and to compare(More)
UNLABELLED This paper explores the relationships between anxiety and stuttering and provides an overview of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) strategies that can be applied by speech-language pathologists. There is much support for the idea that adults who stutter (AWS) may need CBT. First, approximately 50% of AWS may be suffering from social anxiety(More)
Considerable research has been directed at the outcomes of prolonged-speech (PS) treatment for the control of chronic stuttering, but little research to date has focused on the PS treatment process. This report examines a Stage 2 clinical trial of a reconceptualized PS treatment model known as the Camperdown Program. This program requires fewer clinician(More)
The present study explored the prevalence of anxiety disorders among adults seeking speech therapy for stuttering. Employing a matched case-control design, participants included 92 adults seeking treatment for stuttering, and 920 age- and gender-matched controls from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being. A conditional logistic(More)
UNLABELLED This report presents the results of an experimental investigation of the effects of a syllable-timed speech treatment on three stuttering preschool children. Syllable-timed speech involves speaking with minimal differentiation in linguistic stress across syllables. Three children were studied in a multiple baseline across participants design,(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the relationship between self-reported stuttering severity ratings and educational attainment. METHOD Participants were 147 adults seeking treatment for stuttering. At pretreatment assessment, each participant reported the highest educational level they had attained and rated their typical and worst stuttering severity on a(More)
This report presents a Phase II clinical trial of a syllable-timed speech treatment for early stuttering known as The Westmead Program. Of 17 children recruited, eight children aged between 3-4.5 years (mean 3 years 8 months) completed the treatment. The primary outcome measure was percentage syllables stuttered (%SS) measured from independent, blinded(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, we are not aware of a method to assess graphically on one simple plot agreement between more than two observers making continuous measurements on the same subjects. METHODS We aimed to develop a simple graphical method to assess agreement between multiple observers using continuous measurements. The Bland-Altman graphical method for(More)