Treating intelligent, talkative or rambunctious children with the Lidcombe Program for childhood stuttering can be tricky. On the one hand, you need the child to pay attention and, often, to talk less to stay fluent during practice sessions. On the other hand, you want the child to enjoy their practice sessions to maximise treatment gains.
To help us get the balance right, we’ve developed a simple one-page fully editable (Powerpoint) template poster setting out in pictures the ground-rules for each practice session (two poster options provided).
Before starting each smooth talking session, we review the “Rules” together, making sure the child understands and agrees with them before we start the more enjoyable activities.