Using SMS technology to collect early childhood stuttering data prior to treatment: pilot study

Michelle K. Bennett, Elisabeth Harrison

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    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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