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Bright Start Pediatric Bright Start Early Stuttering

 

 

 

 

Early Stuttering Intervention

We now offer the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention (LP) for children ages 3 to 7.

How LP works

  • LP is a parent-training program that teaches parents techniques to use during structured and unstructured home activities.
  • LP uses measurements taken by parents and the clinician to determine stuttering frequency and severity. These ratings are used to determine progress and movement between treatment stages.
  • Both the parent(s) and child work with the clinician during treatment sessions.
  • LP is a clinic-based service and visits take place at the Bright Start Clinic in Fairport.

Treatment frequency and duration

The LP is divided into two stages:

  • Stage 1: Includes weekly one-hour clinic visits. The average length of Stage 1 is 11 weeks.
  • Stage 2: Clinic visits occur progressively less often, depending on the individual needs of the client/family. For example, initial Stage 2 visits might be scheduled two times per month, then once a month, then every three months, etc.

Eligibility

This program is available for:

  • Children ages 3-7
  • Children assessed by a speech-language pathologist to have significant needs in the area of fluency, following clinical and county guidelines
  • Children judged by the LP clinician to warrant either immediate intervention or monitoring for a period of time
  • Children able to participate in the treatment with parent(s) or significant/regular caregiver(s)

For more information

For more information about stuttering, download our Stuttering FAQs Information Sheet, email Bright Start or call us at (585) 377-2230.