Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial 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 ... Research Article
Research Article  |   February 2008
Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sue O’Brian
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre
    The University of Sydney
  • Ann Packman
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre
    The University of Sydney
  • Mark Onslow
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre
    The University of Sydney
  • Contact author: Mark Onslow, Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney, P.O. Box 170, Lidcombe NSW 1825, Australia. E-mail: m.onslow@usyd.edu.au.
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Speech / Research Articles
Research Article   |   February 2008
Telehealth Delivery of the Camperdown Program for Adults Who Stutter: A Phase I Trial
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2008, Vol. 51, 184-195. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2008/014)
History: Received December 21, 2006 , Accepted June 2, 2007
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2008, Vol. 51, 184-195. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2008/014)
History: Received December 21, 2006; Accepted June 2, 2007

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.

Acknowledgments
This project was supported by Project Grant 352584 from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
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