Have you ever had a client who stutters in an unusual way and did not respond completely to traditional stuttering modification and fluency shaping strategies of conventional stuttering therapy? This client might be cluttering. Recognized for many years around the edges of stuttering and fluency disorders, cluttering has been poorly understood and given scant attention in the research and intervention literature. The first World Congress on Cluttering was only convened in 2009. It was only in 2011 that St. Louis and Schulte advanced a coherent definition of cluttering that distinguished it from stuttering.
New evidence points to cluttering as a complex disorder with a variety of features and manifestations that can be related to motor as well as language variables. This presentation will explore the current definition of cluttering, describe the core characteristics, explore the relationship to stuttering, identify other associated features frequently associated with cluttering, and review assessment and intervention strategies. The presenter will provide a list of resources and materials at the end.
Presenter: Lynne Hebert Remson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Lynne Hebert Remson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. She obtained a Ph.D. at Arizona State University in 2003. She has been a faculty member at ASU, NAU and CSU-LA for 14 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in fluency disorders and in language development and language/literacy disorders. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in numerous settings. In addition to university settings, Dr. Remson also has extensive experience as a speech-language evaluator and SLP in the public schools, a lead preschool speech-language evaluator for the Scottsdale Unified School District, an educational consultant with certification in language-learning disabilities for the Louisiana State Department of Education, and a regional coordinator of special education with the Louisiana Department of Education. Dr. Remson is a former chairperson and recording secretary for the Advisory Committee to the Arizona Department of Health, Office of Special Licensing, Division of Speech and Hearing Professionals. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Stuttering Foundation and a former co-founder and co-leader of the two-time award-winning Phoenix NSA Chapter. Dr. Remson is currently in private practice in Scottsdale, AZ.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Sign in-5:30-6:00; Course-6:00pm- 8:00pm
Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Health Careers Building- Auditorium 1106