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Course # 5525
Cluttering: Functional Treatment Techniques

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will present four key strategies in assisting a client to manage cluttering. Material will be applicable to both child and adult clients.
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Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to state one way to address the goal area of “what I say” with a cluttering client.
  • After this course, participants will be able to state one way to address the goal area of “how I say it” with a cluttering client.
  • After this course, participants will be able to name one activity for helping a client develop self-regulation of speech.
  • After this course, participants will be able to name one reason eye contact is an integral part of cluttering therapy.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe why normalizing the process of communication repair is important in cluttering therapy.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction and Overview
10-55 Minutes Treatment strategies
55-60 Minutes Concluding thoughts and questions

Average Rating

(1328 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1328 reviews

Review by: Kim on March 27, 2015
Review by: Maria on March 15, 2015
presented a great deal of info in a short period of time
Review by: tim on March 12, 2015
cluttering info needed
Review by: Sydnee on March 12, 2015
Review by: Tricia on March 1, 2015
Very clear definition for cluttering and easy to follow techniques for therapy.
Review by: Kim on February 27, 2015
Good overview.
Review by: Jennifer on February 25, 2015
Examples of how to help in therapy
Review by: Victoria on February 23, 2015
The presenter gave detailed and applicable information.
Review by: Jill on February 20, 2015
the clear presentation and examples of how therapy is conducted.
Review by: Mickie on February 18, 2015
Information regarding treatment techniques was clear and precise.
Review by: Robin on February 18, 2015
Succinct, complete, with good examples
Review by: Glee on February 17, 2015
Because of this course, I realized what's going on with one of my students. I can't wait to begin to use the techniques discussed to help him!
Review by: Cathia on February 15, 2015
Easy read but not many scenarios.
Review by: Patricia on February 15, 2015
Good organization practical therapy suggestions
Review by: CINDY on February 15, 2015
The definition of cluttering is clear and the steps were outlined clearly with the rationale for those steps. I also appreciate the list of resources.
Review by: Joan on February 15, 2015
When the exam reflects the highlights of the seminar to be retained, the preview of the exam with correct answers can be used later for recall and use.
Review by: Lisa on February 13, 2015
Helpful therapy ideas
Review by: Anne on February 9, 2015
The definition of cluttering and the techniques provided for addressing each cmponent were very clear.
Review by: Kyndra on February 4, 2015
It was a course similar to a workshop I attended where cluttering was addressed. It was some of the same information.
Review by: Elisabeth on January 30, 2015
Review by: Cristina on January 25, 2015
Very good examples of treating patients that can be used immediately
Review by: Lisa on January 24, 2015
Very well organized and clear examples that can be used immediately.
Review by: Katelyn on January 23, 2015
Very clear, comprehensive and real!
Review by: Sheri on January 19, 2015
Useful information on a topic that is sometimes difficult to understand.
Review by: Natalie on January 13, 2015
great strategies! very applicable and makes sense.
Review by: Patricia on January 4, 2015
Easy to follow examples provided.
Review by: Pam on January 4, 2015
relevance to clients, de-mystifying cluttering as a disorder
Review by: Cathryn on December 31, 2014
Loved the therapy ideas
Review by: Elizabeth on December 30, 2014
Clear definitions of cluttering - clear examples of areas that need to be addressed.
Review by: Jean W. on December 30, 2014
The information that I've gained from this course can be applied in therapy with a student that I'm currently serving on my caseload.
Review by: Stacy on December 29, 2014
I had a boy on caseload a number of years ago who sprang to mind when I took this course. I thought he was merely dyspraxic, and I still think he was, but I now believe he also cluttered quite badly. The extreme rapidity and overcoarticulation were quite entrenched.
Review by: Angie on December 28, 2014
very clear-cut definition and examples as well as strategies and a treatment hierarchy that can be used immediately
Review by: Marcianne on December 27, 2014
strategies are accessible and can be immediately implemented in therapy
Review by: Christine on December 21, 2014
It gave good examples and a hierarchy of therapy with activity ideas.
Review by: Judith on December 19, 2014
It provided useful information about the subject with practical therapy techniques.
Review by: BONNIE on December 13, 2014
Presenter was very pragmatic in her whole approach to the material
Review by: Patricia on December 12, 2014
Re-affirmed my understanding of cluttering and gave specific treatment.
Review by: Cherrel on December 10, 2014
The handout was very helpful giving the definition of cluttering and strategies for working on communication breakdowns .....
Review by: Jan on December 9, 2014
It was information I did not have in graduate school so I needed to hear it.
Review by: Barbara on December 7, 2014
well organized, clear suggestions
Review by: Judith on December 7, 2014
just fine.
Review by: Natalie on December 6, 2014
Great info.!
Review by: Lynn on December 3, 2014
Learning about WHAT I SAY vs. HOW I SAY IT.
Review by: jill on December 2, 2014
great information, organized, can use right away
Review by: Christi on December 1, 2014
The information was presented with good examples and details.
Review by: Benjamin on December 1, 2014
good material
Review by: Shirley on December 1, 2014
I was a topic I have not had a lot of experience in dealing with. It was practical and easy to follow.
Review by: mary on November 30, 2014
very well organized and easy to understand
Review by: Pamela on November 24, 2014
treatment ideas given and explained with examples
Review by: Josh on November 10, 2014
clear and simple
Review by: Kimberlee on November 9, 2014
Great information about real-time treatment approach!
Review by: Terry on November 8, 2014
The course helped me understand my cluttering client better and I will be able to use some techniques suggested in my therapy sessions.
Review by: Clare on November 4, 2014
well organized, thoroughly discussed with examples
Review by: Melanie on October 28, 2014
The suggestions for how to implement the strategies.
Review by: Amanda on October 26, 2014
Course was informative.
Review by: Marena on October 25, 2014
I better understand how to provide treatment for a client that exhibits cluttering.
Review by: Meg on October 22, 2014
It really cleared up some questions I had about cluttering and gave me suggestions on therapy approaches. And, I can apply it immediately!
Review by: Janet on September 26, 2014
Very informative and helpful.
Review by: Zulemy on September 25, 2014
good questions to consider in therapy. e.g. Is it how i said it; is it what i said
Review by: Donna on September 18, 2014
This was one of the best in-depth descriptions of cluttering that I have seen. It fit one of my clients to the letter. It was good to see validation of what I've been doing in response to her needs.
Review by: alycia on September 17, 2014
Clear, concise descriptions, concrete examples, and real-life strategies for treatment.
Review by: Paul on September 14, 2014
I like the fact on this presentation that the question and answer period is included (as it is on all) but there were poignant questions and straight forward responses.
Review by: Marybeth on September 12, 2014
It broke down the areas to focus on and gave good information in those areas.
Review by: Julie on September 12, 2014
Great ideas and organization of therapy suggestions
Review by: Marie on September 1, 2014
Good therapy info that is easy to implement
Review by: Jo Ellen on September 1, 2014
Lots of helpful information.
Review by: Linda on August 5, 2014
Practical. Recent research reported clearly to help with writing goals that are based on current research.
Review by: Caryn on July 28, 2014
Very good information to know, be aware of, and be able to recognize when someone may have speech cluttering.
Review by: Mindy on July 25, 2014
understandable and applicable
Review by: Lucinda on July 24, 2014
very helpful in terms of better understanding the disorder, but especially in terms of what to address and work on with the disorder. I have found plenty of information online explaining how the disorder is different from stuttering but nothing talking about how the therapy focus is different and how to break down the process of working on those goals.
Review by: Dianna on July 10, 2014
Cluttering is an area that I am not that familiar with, nor how to treat it. This course really helped clarify the issue and provided a good framework for treatment.
Review by: Lisa on June 28, 2014
Review by: Amanda on June 26, 2014
Specific treatment activities
Review by: Darla on June 14, 2014
clarifies diff between stutt and cluttering
Review by: Cathryn on June 12, 2014
The author was clear and concise in explanation of definitions and therapy activities.
Review by: Kelly on June 4, 2014
Straightforward strategies!
Review by: Karen on June 2, 2014
Dr. Scott has identified the main features of a sound therapy program for a person who clutters. The information provided offers an excellent starting point in therapy with people who "clutter". She also presented effective ways to encourage the client to get "on board" with therapy.
Review by: Kris on May 23, 2014
Concise and clear strategies to help clutters.
Review by: Paul on May 18, 2014
Much needed topic!
Review by: Sharon on May 7, 2014
Clearly organized, realistic and functional treatment ideas presented.
Review by: Renee on May 4, 2014
Very helpful information and useful strategies which I will apply both professionally and personally. I suspect (along with another SLP) that my son is cluttering when he communicates, and I am presently seeking after a professional diagnosis in order to identify what is wrong and get him the therapy that he needs to help him. One question I have is: is another characteristic of cluttering when the voice inflections go up on the last part of a sentence (sometimes with repetitions and sometimes not)? I would be interested to know. Thanks for the great presentation!
Review by: Rachel on May 3, 2014
The information was clearly presented and thorough
Review by: Kimberly on April 22, 2014
Interesting information. Great resource sites.
Review by: Susan on April 12, 2014
This is not often addressed and it's helpful to have the disorder broken down, what to look for and how to assist in repair!
Review by: Karen on March 14, 2014
There is very little information about cluttering out there. This is very useable information for a student I am working with.
Review by: Bonnie on March 11, 2014
The information was clearly presented with concrete examples.
Review by: Amy on March 4, 2014
Gave specific therapeutic examples.
Review by: Deanna on February 26, 2014
The use of examples was excellent.
Review by: Eileen on February 25, 2014
It had great examples.
Review by: Analea on February 25, 2014
Review by: Brandi on February 25, 2014
This course provided the participant with a clear description on how to identify cluttering from stuttering.
Review by: Steffie on February 23, 2014
It was a functional and practical approach that a therapist could use immediately.
Review by: Jane on February 15, 2014
This course clarified the similarities and differences between stuttering and cluttering for me.
Review by: Annette on February 11, 2014
I am more informed about Cluttering after this course..several resources cited for further study
Review by: Linda on February 9, 2014
Well organized with good ideas in treatment
Review by: Gillian on February 9, 2014
definition and treatment strategies broken down by components
Review by: Lori on February 7, 2014
Practical strategies were provided. The instructor was very knowledgable about the topic.
Review by: Marilyn on January 28, 2014
Clear, informative presentation.
Review by: Sandra on January 27, 2014
Information was concise and organized.
Review by: Juanita on January 19, 2014
Well-organized with practical examples and strategies. Two students came to mind as I read the information.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

kathleen scaler scott

Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University and a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. She has been a practicing clinician for 20 years in hospital, school, and private practice settings. Dr. Scaler Scott has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on the topic of fluency disorders. She is co-editor of the textbook, Cluttering: A handbook of research, intervention, and education, and of the treatment manual Managing Cluttering: A comprehensive guidebook of activities, both with Dr. David Ward. Her current research projects include exploration of language and fluency patterns in autism spectrum disorders, and examination of working memory in cluttering.  She has presented numerous papers nationally and internationally in the areas of fluency disorders and social communication disorders. A certified special education and elementary school teacher, Dr. Scaler Scott was the first Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association.  

Disclosure: This presenter co-edited textbooks/workbooks which are referenced in the bibliography for this course. She has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

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