Questions about the Camperdown Program
How long should I expect it to take before I see progress?
It depends on severity and how often you practice. However, people reduce their stuttering to very low levels, on average, in under 20 hours of treatment (O'Brian et al, 2003).
How often do I need to attend?
To learn to take control of your stuttering, you will need weekly treatment. Once fluency is achieved, you will attend less and less often. If individuals wish to achieve fluency more quickly, they may prefer more intense treatment. If they need more convenient sessions, telepractice consultations are available.
How much practice do I need to do?
Initially, 15 minutes per day will be enough. Over time, you should practice your new speech pattern in more situations and it will become more automatic. Since the goal of therapy is to achieve fluency in all conversations, you will need to use your fluency technique as much of the time as possible, for you to get maximum stuttering control.
How do I arrange an appointment?
Appointments are made by ringing Brenda Carey’s clinic on +61 3 9571 5843, or by emailing her at email@example.com. Payment may be made by cash, direct fund transfer or credit card.
Where can I learn more about the Camperdown Program?
You can read more in the manual for the Camperdown Program at the website of the Australian Stuttering Research Center
O'Brian, S., Onslow, M., Cream, A., & Packman, A. (2003). The Camperdown Program: Outcomes of a new prolonged-speech treatment model. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 933-946.