Telepractice in School-age Children Who Stutter: A Controlled Before and After Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of MIDA-SP


  • Donatella Tomaiuoli CRC Center of Research and Cure of Rome, Rome, Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy; University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
  • Francesca Del Gado CRC Center of Research and Cure of Rome, Rome, Italy; Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Sara Marchetti CRC Center of Research and Cure of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Lisa Scordino CRC Center of Research and Cure of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Diletta Vedovelli CRC Center of Research and Cure of Rome, Rome, Italy



Fluency, MIDA-Stuttering Program, Stuttering, Telehealth, Telepractice


The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a general reorganization of rehabilitation services in Italy. The lockdown in Italy led to the use of telepractice for the delivery of speech therapy, including stuttering. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effectiveness of the MIDA-SP (Tomaiuoli et al., 2012), delivered online for school-age children who stutter. A non-randomized controlled pre- and post-treatment study included an experimental group (11 children) receiving a telepractice adaptation of MIDA-SP and a historical control group (11 children) receiving in-person MIDA-SP. Both groups had been assessed with SSI-4 and OASES-S pre- and post-treatment. No statistically significant differences were found between the two modes of delivery. These findings suggest that MIDA-SP treatment delivered via telepractice is effective for school-age children who stutter.



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How to Cite

Tomaiuoli, D., Del Gado, F., Marchetti, S. ., Scordino, L. ., & Vedovelli, D. . (2021). Telepractice in School-age Children Who Stutter: A Controlled Before and After Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of MIDA-SP. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 13(1).



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