Clinical Management of Cluttering Cluttering is a fluency disorder that often coexists with stuttering but occasionally occurs in pure form. Individuals with cluttering typically manifest rapid or erratic speech rates, reduced intelligibility, and language deviations. This article conceptualizes these problems within a synergistic, interactive model. Clinical strategies from a number of authors are presented ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   April 01, 1995
Clinical Management of Cluttering
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kenneth O. St. Louis
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Florence L. Myers
    Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
  • Contact author: Kenneth O. St. Louis, Speech Pathology and Audiology, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122.
    Contact author: Kenneth O. St. Louis, Speech Pathology and Audiology, 805 Allen Hall, P.O. Box 6122, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6122.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Treating Fluency Disorders
Clinical Forum   |   April 01, 1995
Clinical Management of Cluttering
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 187-195. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.187
History: Received June 2, 1993 , Accepted March 7, 1994
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1995, Vol. 26, 187-195. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2602.187
History: Received June 2, 1993; Accepted March 7, 1994

Cluttering is a fluency disorder that often coexists with stuttering but occasionally occurs in pure form. Individuals with cluttering typically manifest rapid or erratic speech rates, reduced intelligibility, and language deviations. This article conceptualizes these problems within a synergistic, interactive model. Clinical strategies from a number of authors are presented in a framework of several working assumptions about cluttering. Despite a number of encouraging reports, there is still a critical need for research into the nature and treatment of cluttering.

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