Stuttering Clinic

The University of Newcastle’s Stuttering Clinic offers assessment and treatment from experienced speech pathologists to children and adults who stutter. This research clinic also provides clinical education to speech pathology students under the guidance of experienced speech pathologists.

Assessment

The University of Newcastle Stuttering Clinic provides free stuttering assessment for all age groups.

Treatment programs

The Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering is available for pre-school aged children, and suitable school aged children (suitability determined at time of initial assessment in the Stuttering Clinic). There is currently no cost for this service.

Intensive treatment programs are available for school aged children (aged 10 years+), adolescents and adults who stutter. An eight-week treatment program is available for school aged children, adolescents and adults who stutter. All intensive programs involve one week of intensive therapy, and five 2-hour fortnightly follow-up sessions. A fee is charged for this clinical service.

Referrals

Referrals to the Stuttering Clinic may be made by the individual, parents, or health care professionals. The Stuttering Clinic is located in the Speech Pathology Clinic (ground floor of the Social Sciences SR building) at the University of Newcastle.

Contact

For referral enquiries of preschool aged children, contact Julie MacFarlane - Julie.MacFarlane@newcastle.edu.au.

For referral enquiries for 10 years + contact Monica Anderson - Monica.anderson@newcastle.edu.au.

Stuttering Clinic

The University of Newcastle
Social Science Building SR-G21
University Drive, Callaghan

T: 02 49216414 (Monica Anderson, Julie Macfarlane & Jessica Hassett)

Associate Professor Sally Hewat

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Ms Monica Anderson

Clinical Educator
School of Humanities and Social Science

Stuttering Clinic
The University of Newcastle
Social Science Building SR-G21
University Drive, Callaghan

T: 02 49216414

F: 02 49217386

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