Currently, I am a graduate student enrolled in a stuttering class. We have been talking about different types of treatment. The Lidcombe method is a direct technique that has been abundant in the research articles that we have been reviewing in class. I am wondering how practicing SLP’s and individuals who stutter view this method of therapy? One aspect of this method is to praise for stutter-free speech and to correct stuttered speech. We have discussed the importance of treating an individual as a whole and helping the client accept his or her stutter. Correcting speech doesn’t seem to help the individual accept his or her stutter. There seem to be conflicting ideas what are your thoughts?
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