Using SMS technology to collect early childhood stuttering data prior to treatment

pilot study

Michelle K. Bennett, Elisabeth Harrison

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


The use of telecommunication systems in the delivery of health services is increasing, particularly in the provision of specialist health services to clients in rural and remote Australia. In the management of stuttering, there are two reports of the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention being conducted primarily through telephone contact that was supplemented by audiotaped or videotaped samples of children's speech. The successful outcomes reported in these studies have prompted further investigation into the value of "telehealth" in early childhood stuttering management. The current study investigated the use of Short Messaging Service (SMS) mobile phone technology to gather stuttering severity data from preschool age children in metropolitan and rural NSW Results provide further support for the role of telehealth as an effective and efficient data collection method in early childhood stuttering management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPracticality and impact
Subtitle of host publicationmaking a difference in the real world : proceedings of the 2005 Speech Pathology Australia National Conference
EditorsChryisse Heine, Louise Brown
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherSpeech Pathology Association of Australia
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1876705086
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSpeech Pathology Australia National Conference - Canberra
Duration: 29 May 20052 Jun 2005


ConferenceSpeech Pathology Australia National Conference

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