La Trobe Communication Clinic (LCC) offers a clinic specifically for children who stutter. The paediatric fluency clinic operates on Thursdays only and provides services to children under 12 years, who stutter. Appointments will be offered between 9.00 am - 3.15 pm. Therapy sessions are 30 - 60 minutes and therapy is delivered by students supervised by a qualified speech pathologist.
Parents / carers will be required to attend a parent information session before their child is placed on the waiting list for an assessment. The session will cover information about the clinic and its service delivery model, and stuttering treatment options available. It is compulsory to attend a parent information session prior to being offered an assessment.
Many children who develop stuttering may recover without formal treatment, however it is not possible to predict which children will recover and which children will require treatment. If your child is stuttering it is advisable to seek the advice of a speech pathologist.
We specialise in stuttering treatment for pre-school children using The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention.
Treatment for school aged children requires an individualised approach and may combine a number of intervention approaches.