Melbourne Children’s Campus Stuttering Clinic

The Melbourne Children’s Campus Stuttering Clinic provides the best evidence-based treatments for childhood stuttering while furthering Murdoch Childrens' innovative research into childhood stuttering.

Childhood stuttering is common; more than one in 10 children start to stutter during the preschool years. While it is true that many children will grow out of stuttering, we cannot predict which children will do so. Given this, it is recommended that parents make an appointment to have their child assessed by a Speech Pathologist if their child has started stuttering so that the Speech Pathologist can assess whether their child requires treatment.

The Lidcombe Program is the best evidence-based treatment worldwide for childhood stuttering and is therefore used at the Melbourne Children’s Campus Stuttering Clinic to treat all of the children who attend our clinic. Research has demonstrated that children who complete the Lidcombe Program are 7.5 times more likely to recover from stuttering.

How the Melbourne Children’s Stuttering Clinic can help

Run by a stuttering treatment and research expert Dr Elaina Kefalianos, the clinic provides:

  • Detailed initial assessment and report
  • Evidence-based stuttering treatments
  • Optional participation in innovative research

Where is it located?

The Clinic is located at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Childrens Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to make an appointment.

What does it cost?

An initial assessment costs $120*. This includes a comprehensive assessment report.
Each treatment session costs $100*. The number of sessions required varies between individual children. Depending on your health insurance coverage, a portion of these fees may be rebated.

How do I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made by phoning (03) 8344 4859 or by email at speech@mcri.edu.au