Office Hours: The Professial Is In

The following university professors agreed to serve as a panel to answer questions about cluttering. This was designed as an opportunity for parents of children who clutter, and for children, teens, and adults who clutter to ask questions of several highly qualified specialists in the area of cluttering. Unfortunately, the discussions have not been preserved.


Charley Adams PhD, CCC-SLP, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He teaches coursework on stuttering and fluency disorders. Adams is an NSA chapter leader in Columbia, SC and is the mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Coordinator. He is the newsletter editor for the International Cluttering Association and is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Division 4: Fluency and Fluency Disorders. He also served on the 2009 Convention Program Committee.
Klaas Bakker, Ph.D./CCC-SLP, associated with Missouri State University since 1990; specializes in fluency disorders; research focus on fluency disorders (assessment and diagnostic evaluation of cluttering and stuttering); develops new technologies for the assessment and measurement of clinical aspects of speech (dys)fluency; Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders; Chair of the Website development for the International Cluttering Association.
David Daly, Ed.D. (Penn State University) is an ASHA FELLOW and holds Specialty Certification in Fluency Disorders. David has worked as an SLP in the Michigan public schools, University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical School, and for 25 years as professor at the University of Michigan where he directed the Speech Clinic and Shady Trails Camp for stutterers. He has written three books on treating stutterers. In 2003, David received the Frank Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Service Award for his research and clinical contributions. Currently David operates a private practice specializing in stuttering and cluttering.
Carla Di Domenicantonio, is a registered speech-language pathologist in Ontario, Canada. She has worked in the field of stuttering and fluency disorders for over 25 years serving preschool, school-aged and adult populations in hospital and private clinic settings. Eager to support the advancement of cluttering amongst colleagues and the general population, Carla became the Canadian SLP representative for the International Cluttering Association (ICA) in 2007.
Dobrinka Georgieva is an Associate Professor in Logopedics at South West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. Dr. Georgieva's teaching, research, and clinical interests are in the area of fluency and voice disorders, as well as history of Logopedics and General Logopedics. She is well-published and a frequent presenter on the topics of stuttering, cluttering, stuttering intervention and voice disorders. She is a member of IALP, IFA and the editor of the Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders.
Judith Kuster, M.S. in speech-language pathology and M.S. in counseling, is an ASHA Fellow and professor of Communication Disorders at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the webmaster for the Stuttering Home Page as well as the coordinator of this online conference. She holds Specialty Recognition in Stuttering and is the recipient of the ASHF DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement, the 2003 Distinguished Contributor Award from the International Fluency Association. a 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award from the International Stuttering Association, the 2008 ASHA Distinguished Contributor Award, and in 2009 named to the National Stuttering Association's Hall of Fame.
Ellen Bennet Lanouette, (Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder) has worked in the field for over 30 years in public school, university, and private practice settings. She has co-authored numerous articles and presented many workshops at the local, state, national, and international level. In 2006, she published a comprehensive textbook focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering entitled Working with People Who Stutter: A Lifespan Approach. In 2007, she was the recipient of the NSA's Speech Language Pathologist of the Year award. Dr. Bennett Lanouette is the International Cluttering Association membership chair and currently works in the Hillsborough County Public Schools south of Tampa, Florida.
Lisa LaSalle Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Board Recognized Specialist in Fluency Disorders and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders where sh teaches fluency disorders, phonetics, counseling, research procedures and voice and resonance coursework, and supervises undergraduate and graduate clinicians who work with clients with fluency disorders. Dr. LaSalle also has a private practice and experience with direct clinical services. Dr. LaSalle has published numerous articles on the topic of childhood stuttering, and recently co-presented with Dr. Lesley Wolk on the topic of cluttering at the 2009 International Fluency Association Congress.
Margaret Leahy is Senior Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at Trinity College Dublin and previously (1994-2003; 2005-7) was Director of Clinical Speech & Language Studies (CSLS). She is coordinator of specialist post-graduate courses in CSLS, and responsible for the MSc in Fluency. Margaret has numerous publications in international professional speech journals. She was IFA president (2001 - 05), and served on the Organizing Committee of the IFA Congress in Dublin, 2006.
Robin Lickley PhD, is a Reader in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He completed his MA and his PhD at Edinburgh University. He spent a postdoctoral year at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, before continuing his research at Edinburgh. His PhD and postdoctoral work focused on production and perception of typical disfluent speech in dialogue, before he began work on stuttering and cluttering. He is currently developing a multimedia-based corpus of stuttering and cluttering.
Kenneth Logan Ph.D., CCC/SLP is a member of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Florida, where he teaches, conducts research, and supervises clinical activities related to fluency disorders. He has presented many papers and authored a number of articles that deal with the nature and treatment of stuttering.
Florence Myers, Ph.D., CCC/SLP is a Professor at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. She has published widely in the areas of cluttering and stuttering. Her current interests include the nature of cluttering and how it relates to stuttering, as well as treatment approaches to cluttering. She was co-chair of the executive committee to organize the First International Conference on Cluttering held in Bulgaria, May 12-14, 2007.
Lawrence J. Raphael was educated at the City University of NY. He teaches Communication Science at Adelphi University. He was a research associate at Haskins Laboratories for 26 years. His research appears in several journals. He is a co-author of Speech Science Primer and co-editor of Producing Speech. He is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Isabella Reichel, Ph.D. CCC-SLP/A, is an associate professor at the graduate program in speech-language pathology at Touro College. She is a Board-recognized specialist, Fluency Disorders. She has been specializing in this field for over three decades. Her research on the topics of emotional intelligence, stigma, stuttering, clutterring, and international collaboration among professionals has been published and presented worldwide. She is the Chair of the Committee of International Representatives of the ICA.
Kenneth St. Louis, Ph.D, professor at West Virginia University, is a mostly recovered stutterer. He has focused his entire career on fluency disorders with the primary goal of helping people who stutter. His work setting has been in higher education, where he has supervised graduate students doing therapy with stuttering and cluttering, taught courses in fluency disorders, and carried out research in stuttering and cluttering. St. Louis is a Board Recognized Specialist and Mentor in Fluency Disorders and author of Living With Stuttering: Stories, Resources, Basics, and Hope. He was awarded the first Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in Cluttering, which recognizes the international contribution of an individual to understanding about cluttering.
Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University and a Board Recognized Fluency Specialist. She has been a practicing clinician for over 15 years. Dr. Scaler Scott has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters in fluency disorders, and is co-editor of the forthcoming textbook, Cluttering: A handbook of research, intervention, and education with Dr. David Ward. She is Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association.
Lynne Shields (Ph.D.) is a professor in the communication disorder and deaf education department at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she teaches courses in fluency disorders, language disorders, counseling and phonetics, and supervises in the university speech & language clinic. She is a board recognized specialist in fluency disorders.
Hilda Sønsterud is a speech and language therapist (SLT) in Oslo, Norway. She works at Bredtvet Resource Centre, a national centre with interdisciplinary expertise in the field of speech, language and communication disorders. Sønsterud works primarily with treatment and research related to fluency disorders. She runs courses within the field of stuttering and cluttering and provides clinical practice for SLTs and SLT students. She is a national representative in the International Cluttering Association
John A. Tetnowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the Ben Blanco Memorial Endowed Professor in Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is a Board Recognized Fluency Specialist and Mentor. He has authored many articles on stuttering, and associated disorders, as well as papers on qualitative research and assessment procedures. He has treated people who stutter for over 15 years and was recently named the 2006 Oustanding Speech-Language Pathologist by the National Stuttering Association.
David Ward, PhD is a Lecturer and Director of the Speech Research Laboratory at the University of Reading, UK. He is both a practicing speech language therapist and a person who clutters, and currently Chairs the International Cluttering Association's academic and research committees. His personal research interests cluster around both theoretical and clinical issues in both stuttering and cluttering, and he has presented papers, published journal articles, book chapters and recently a textbook in these areas.
Yvonne van Zaalen-op 't Hof PhD is director of the Communicative Assessment and Technology centre at Fontys University Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Dr. van Zaalen is an internationally respected researcher, lecturer and fluency specialist specialized in differential diagnostics in speech and language disorders. As head of the clinical committee of the International Cluttering Association Yvonne is responsible for the development of diagnostic and assessment protocols that speech language pathologists around the world can use to treat the intriguing disorder of cluttering.


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