The Franken study is out. Agents told me about it several weeks ago! ;-)
It has by far the greatest sample size ever (200 kids!). They found no long-term difference between Lidcombe and Demand & Capacity early childhood treatment: here.
Anyone claiming that Lidcombe is the better treatment or the only one "scientifically" tested is "unscientific."
My deeper analysis comes soon with what it tells us and what it does not tell us. And I shall be focusing on the last half-sentence, which I instinctively disagree with but I need more time to build up my case:
"These results imply that at 18 months post treatment onset, both treatments are roughly equal in treating developmental stuttering in ways that surpass expectations of natural recovery".
Note: I *love* the fact that it is the open access journal Plos.