An overview of cluttering as a speech disorder…

When speech becomes cluttered with faulty phrases, repetitions, fillers, unrelated words, and unintelligible terms, it leads to a communication disorder. With cluttering, speech becomes difficult to understand, and people speak at a rapid rate. This fluency pattern makes it difficult for listeners to understand the style of speaking. There’s an irregular rhythm, marked by inappropriate pauses along with unfinished words and sentences. Although, during conversations they are asked to repeat often, people with cluttering issues are unaware of their deficits. Stuttering and cluttering are closely related to fluency disorders and can also co-exist. With the help of an experienced speech-language pathologist, they can easily help you identify the communication disorder and develop a treatment plan. Free Download: 4 Assessments for Stuttering Handout Assessment for cluttering Speech therapy for cluttering must be customized to the needs of the person seeking treatment. As per the cluttering assessment paper published by Yvonne van […]

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What is the Lidcombe Program For Childhood Stuttering?

What is the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering? (with Lori Melnitsky,  MA CCC-SLP, Stuttering Specialist) 516-776-0184   Basic facts: (Please note this is not a recipe and must be modified with your help) The Lidcombe Program is a behavioral treatment for children who stutter who are younger than 7 years. It may be suitable for some older children. (ages 8 to 9 with modifications). The program takes its name from the suburb of Sydney where the Australian Stuttering Research Centre was located. Free Download: At-Home Verbal Contingencies for Parents How is the treatment administered: The treatment is administered by a parent or caregiver in the child’s everyday environment. Parents learn how to do the treatment during weekly visits to the speech-language pathologist. During these visits, the speech-language pathologist teaches the parent by demonstrating various aspects of the treatment, observing the parent do the treatment, and giving parents helpful hints about […]

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