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Cluttering: Troubleshooting the Challenges

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Course Learning Outcomes
After this course, participants will be able to list three challenges related to cluttering identification, diagnosis, and treatment.
After this course, participants will be able to state what it means to "go in through the back door" to increase awareness.
After this course, participants will be able to state one way to effectively prioritize treatment goals for cluttering.
After this course, participants will be able to state the key to increasing motivation in cluttering clients.
After this course, participants will be able to name one resource for cluttering assessment.

Course Abstract
This seminar will address challenging issues surrounding diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of cluttering. Nine challenging issues everyday clinicians face will be presented. Issues will include determining if the diagnosis for cluttering is met, locating assessment tools and resources, treating cluttering when the client lacks awareness, managing issues in motivation, ensuring carryover beyond structured settings, treating cluttering with concomitant disorders, finding evidence to support treatment, prioritizing treatment goals and adjusting treatment to cognitive level.


Sep 16, 2020


Audiologist , Speech Language Pathology CE



Credits / Hours

ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University and a Board Certified Fluency Specialist and Mentor. She has been a practicing clinician for 17 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, and is co-editor of the forthcoming textbook, Cluttering: A handbook of research, intervention, and education with Dr. David Ward. Her current research projects include integrated treatment approaches, 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 is also Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association.

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