Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium

The LPTC is an international, non-profit group dedicated to providing professional continuing education in the
Lidcombe Program. The Consortium strives to provide a high standard of instruction, with internationally standardised methods and materials.

Consortium members are in frequent contact whilst striving for excellence. The focus of Consortium training is on the development of skills in the treatment method, ranging from introductory to advanced. Drawing on the scientific evidence base for the Lidcombe Program, Consortium training also is designed to provide an understanding of the link between clinical practice, clinical trials and clinical process research dealing with the treatment method. The Consortium currently consists of trainers in several countries:

  • Australia: Simone Arnott; Brenda Carey; Elisabeth Harrison; Anna Hearne; Wendy Lloyd; Verity MacMillan; Mark Onslow; Stacey Sheedy.
  • The United States of America: Melissa Bruce; Barry Guitar; Martin Nevdahl.
  • Canada: Rosalee Shenker; Christina Lattermann; Carla Di Domenicantonio.
  • The United Kingdom: Rosemarie Hayhow; Mary Kingston; Corinne Moffatt.
  • The Netherlands: Durdana Putker; Irma Uijterlinde.
  • Denmark: Helle Brandt.
  • Germany: Bettina Freerk; Christine Lattermann.
  • New Zealand: Anna Hearne.
  • Singapore: Valerie Lim.
  • France: Véronique Aumont Boucand.

Consortium members will provide training for speech pathologists who are licensed to practice speech pathology
in the country of their usual residence. Consortium members will use common core training media which includes
training videos assembled in each pertinent country. At every Consortium event delegates should be able to obtain
an order form for a discounted copy of the text "The Lidcombe Program of Early Intervention: A Clinician's Guide."
Membership of the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium may change from time to time. However, consumers can
identify Consortium training events by the presence of the Consortium logo on all materials.
Since the formation of the LPTC it has become clear that there is a growing demand for training in the Lidcombe
Program. Consortium events are available throughout many countries, not just the ones represented within
the consortium membership.

Should you wish to undertake LPTC training individually, or arrange it for your specific group, the email contacts in various countries are detailed below. If your country is not listed, please contact and she will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person.

  • Australia
    , Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Canada
    , Montreal Fluency Centre

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
    The website for the Lidcombe Program in Germany is

  • New Zealand
    , Australian Stuttering Research Centre, The University of Sydney
  • Singapore
    , Singapore General Hospital
  • The Netherlands
    Durdana Putker
  • United Kingdom

  • United States of America
    , University of Vermont
    , Coordinator, Fluency Specialty Clinic, University of Houston
    ,Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington