Measuring Outcomes Following the Camperdown Program for Stuttering: A Response to Dr. Ingham PurposeTo respond to Dr. Ingham’s letter to the editor, “Comments on Recent Developments in Stuttering Treatment Maintenance Research Using the Camperdown Program,” which appears in this issue of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.MethodWhen a treatment program has a performance-contingent maintenance schedule, as the Camperdown Program has, participants ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   February 01, 2012
Measuring Outcomes Following the Camperdown Program for Stuttering: A Response to Dr. Ingham
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sue O’Brian
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Ann Packman
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Mark Onslow
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Ross Menzies
    Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Correspondence to Mark Onslow: mark.onslow@sydney.edu.au
  • Editor and Associate Editor: Anne Smith
    Editor and Associate Editor: Anne Smith×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech
Letter to the Editor   |   February 01, 2012
Measuring Outcomes Following the Camperdown Program for Stuttering: A Response to Dr. Ingham
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2012, Vol. 55, 310-312. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0280)
History: Received October 14, 2011 , Accepted October 24, 2011
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, February 2012, Vol. 55, 310-312. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/11-0280)
History: Received October 14, 2011; Accepted October 24, 2011
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PurposeTo respond to Dr. Ingham’s letter to the editor, “Comments on Recent Developments in Stuttering Treatment Maintenance Research Using the Camperdown Program,” which appears in this issue of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

MethodWhen a treatment program has a performance-contingent maintenance schedule, as the Camperdown Program has, participants vary greatly in the time taken to complete this schedule—up to 2 years or more, in some cases. We reject Dr. Ingham’s position that outcomes be measured a year after individual participants conclude their maintenance for the very reasons he has argued many times in the literature.

ConclusionWe will continue to measure the outcomes of our clinical trials after a clinically meaningful period and at the same time for all participants.

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