Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial

O'Brian, Sue; Packman, Ann; Onslow, Mark
February 2008
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Feb2008, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p184
Academic Journal
Purpose: This Phase I trial investigated the viability of telehealth delivery of the Camperdown Program with adults who stutter. This program involves speech restructuring. Method: All treatment was conducted remotely with participant--clinician contact occurring by telephone and e-mail. Results: Ten adults completed the program. The group showed an 82% reduction in stuttering frequency immediately after treatment and a 74% reduction 6 months after treatment. However, there was significant individual variation in response to the program. Conclusion: These preliminary data suggest that telehealth Camperdown has the potential to provide efficacious treatment for clients who do not have access to traditional face-to-face treatment.


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