Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention and Education

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-06
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Very few people are aware of the significant negative impact that cluttering- a communication disorder which affects a person's ability to speak in a clear, concise and fluent manner- can have on one's life educationally, socially and vocationally. Although different from stuttering, it is often related to this more well-known disorder. This book treats cluttering as a serious communication disorder in its own right, providing an in-depth examination of the critical factors surrounding its assessment, treatment and research.Using evidence-based data as well as information regarding the assessment and treatment of cluttering within the field of speech-language pathology, the volume includes the latest research findings and work from leading worldwide cluttering experts. Current viewpoints regarding cluttering, along with substantiated evidence are provided. Research findings are presented regarding the nature and neurology of cluttering. A range of successful assessment and treatment methodologies are described in the context of disorders which may co-occur with cluttering, such as autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, Down Syndrome and stuttering. Future directions with regards to the definition, teaching and researching of cluttering are also addressed.Students, faculty members, researchers and clinicians in the field of speech pathology will find this book an essential and unique source of information on cluttering.

Author Biography

David Ward is a specialist speech and language therapist in disfluency within the NHS and lectures on disorders of fluency at The University of Reading, UK. He is currently Chair of the International Cluttering Association's academic and research committee. His book, Stuttering and Cluttering was published by Psychology Press in 2006. Kathleen Scaler Scott is a practising speech-language pathologist and researcher who specialises in fluency disorders. She is currently Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University, USA.

Table of Contents

List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
List of figuresp. xii
List of tablesp. xiii
Editors' introductionp. xv
The nature and neurology of clutteringp. 1
Cluttering: a neurological perspectivep. 3
Possible genetic factors in clutteringp. 29
Motor speech control and clutteringp. 34
A preliminary comparison of speech rate, self-evaluation, and disfluency of people who speak exceptionally fast, clutter, or speak normallyp. 45
Cluttering and co-occurring disordersp. 67
The epidemiology of cluttering with stutteringp. 69
Cluttering and Down syndromep. 90
Cluttering and learning disabilitiesp. 100
Cluttering and autism spectrum disordersp. 115
Assessment and treatment of clutteringp. 135
The assessment of cluttering: rationale, tasks, and interpretationp. 137
Treatment of cluttering: a cognitive-behavioral approach centered on rate controlp. 152
Intervention strategies for cluttering disordersp. 175
Assessment and intervention of Japanese children exhibiting possible clutteringp. 198
Self-help and support groups for people with clutteringp. 211
Current and future directions in clutteringp. 231
Defining cluttering: the lowest common denominatorp. 233
Scope and constraint in the diagnosis of cluttering: combining two perspectivesp. 254
International perspectives on perceiving, identifying, and managing clutteringp. 263
Cluttering in the academic curriculump. 280
Author indexp. 297
Subject indexp. 305
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