Authors: O'Brian S, Packman A, Onslow M
Title: Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial
Source: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 2008 51(1): 184-195
Year: 2008
Research Design: Case Series

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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