The Lidcombe Program is a treatment tool for Speech Language Therapists to teach parents

speech therapy group stutteringThe Lidcombe Program is an evidence based, behavioural treatment for early stuttering, developed by clinicians at the Stuttering Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District and researchers at the University of Sydney.  The treatment is administered by parents under the supervision of a clinician.  There are two stages in the Lidcombe Program.  During Stage 1 the child achieves zero or near-zero stuttering, and during Stage 2 the child maintains that gain for a long period.  The treatment in the Lidcombe Program is parental verbal contingencies during everyday conversations.  Clinical measurement of stuttering is critical in the Lidcombe Program, because it is a focus of all management decisions and the focus of all communication about stuttering between the clinician, parent and child.

This two day workshop is designed for SLTs who are interested in using the Lidcombe Program.  The workshop will include short lectures, small group and large group activities, viewing and discussion of clinic visit videos, and case discussions. Certificates of attendance will be issued at the completion of the workshop.



2021 courses:

Mon 12 and Tue 13 April 2021
9am - 4pm
Ministry of Education Lower Hutt office
Level 2/19 Market Grove, Lower Hutt

Mon 21, Tues 22, Wed 23, & Thurs 24 June 2021
9am - 12:30pm

Mon 18 - Tues 19 October 2021
9am - 4pm
The Stichbury Bidwill Centre
251 Campbell Road, Greenlane

Cost is $440 per person. This includes workshop manual and certificate. For in person workshop morning and afternoon tea is provided. BYO lunch.

Please write in the message which course you are interested in:


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February 2019 - Auckland

“Fantastic!  Thank you so much.  I now feel more confident to treat stuttering in young children”

“Thank you so much for this PD.  I feel much more confident about how to deliver the Lidcombe Program treatment”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and gained a good understanding of Lidcombe.  I really liked the pace of the course and the video components.  Thankyou both!”

“This is one of the best PDs that I have had.  Really enjoyed it!”

“Given that I have some experience with Lidcombe, I found the pace and content perfect.  Feeling much more confident”

“Really helpful revision and extension of my knowledge/experience with the Lidcombe Program.  Thank you for the workshop”

September 2019 – Wellington

“The workshop was presented in a really engaging manner with lots of anecdotes and videos to back up learning.  Presenters were both very approachable and took time for questions which was very helpful.  Thank you!!”

“Thanks so much Anna and Tika!  I really enjoyed this workshop and feel much more confident going forward.  The videos and discussions were great”.

“Fantastic – very thorough information that answered all my questions and questions I didn’t know I had! I’m very excited to put this new knowledge into practice.  A big thankyou to you both”.

“It was great to have a refresher on the Lidcombe Program.  The videos were so helpful to put a picture to the theory, and test your knowledge and understanding to affirm where you are at with understanding.  It was nice to have some perspective on applying into our own MoE settings too.  Thanks you so much Anna and Tika”

“The detail and pace of information was perfect.  I felt engaged and empowered throughout the session.  Very approachable.  Thank you so much”

“Great workshop.  Amazing video and brainstorming activity.  Wonderful explanations of questions.  Good time management.”