IT'S ABOUT TIME . . . to recognize cluttering!
International Cluttering Online Conference, 2010
chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato
This online conference was organized by Minnesota State University, Mankato, in conjunction with the International Cluttering Association. It was freely available, but was also offered for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit.
This was the first online conference designed for people who clutter, their families, friends, teachers, and employers, the professionals who work with them, students in training and their instructors.
The contributions in this conference reflected professional and consumer interests about cluttering and were presented by individuals representing eight different countries: Bulgaria, Canada, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the United States. Each paper also had a threaded discussion page for comments and questions — unfortunately the discussions are not currently available.
Contributors to the conference were solely responsible for the information they provided. The conference organizer and Minnesota State University cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provided at the time of the conference.
For many people writing for and attending this conference English was not their first language. Web browsers such as Google now provide a Translation Service which may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea. Google Translate includes translation services for Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese Welsh and Yiddish.
Office Hours - The Professional Is In
FROM THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (People who teach, treat, and/or research)
On Defining Cluttering Chapter 3, p. 27-51 of Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O., (Eds.) (1992). Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective. Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996. (The entire book is freely available online for those interested).
What is Cluttering? Defining Cluttering in Terms of Its "Lowest Common Denominator" by Kenneth O. St. Louis (West Virginia, USA)
Cluttering: A Spectrum Approach to Definition by David Ward (UK)
Questions raised about cluttering definitions — facilitated by Kathleen Scaler Scott (Pennsylvania, USA) and Yvonne van Zaalen op't Hof (Netherlands)
Cluttering: Should We Be Looking at Central Auditory Processing Abilities? by Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada)
Understanding Cluttering: The Bulgarian Experience by Dobrinka Georgieva (Bulgaria)
Internet Cluttering Resources by Judith Kuster (Minnesota, USA)
Monitoring feedback as you speak: how DIVA contributes to explaining a part of the problem of cluttering, and to developing a therapy plan by Margaret Leahy (Ireland)
Towards a data-based definition of cluttering by Robin Lickley (Scotland)
The Worldwide Panorama of Cluttering: Non-Western Countries by Isabella Reichel, Florence Myers, and Klaas Bakker (USA)
Help The ICA Choose a Logo by Kathleen Scaler Scott (Pennsylvania, USA)
Treating cluttered speech in a young child by Lynne Shields (Missouri, USA)
My personal walk with cluttering: From nonbeliever to believer by John Tetnowski (Louisiana, USA)
Effects of Cultural Influences Upon Awareness of Cluttering: Latin American Countries by Chris Wilkerson and Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA)
Cluttering: a language-based fluency disorder by Yvonne van Zaalen op't Hof and Philip Dejonckere (Netherlands)
FROM CONSUMERS (People who live with cluttering)
From People Who Clutter
My Experiences With Cluttering by Joseph Dewey (Utah, USA)
People with Cluttering Have Room for Success by Tatyana Exum, Charlene Absalon, Baruti Smith, and Isabella Reichel (New York and Florida, USA)
An interview with Peter Kissagizlis: Cluttering and Me by Peter Kissagizlis (formerly of the UK)
From Families Dealing with Cluttering
Advocating For My Child: Building the Right Team by Caprice Gommoll (New Jersey, USA)
Cluttering — A Parent's Perspective by Jonathan Wong (California, USA)
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION AND TOOLS
Recent developments in the Cluttering Severity Instrument (CSI) by Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA) and Florence Myers (New York, USA)
Computer-based Cluttering Assessment Tool (CLASP) by Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA), Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA), Florence Myers (New York, USA) and Lawrence Raphael ( New York, USA)
When is it Cluttering and When is it Cluttering-Plus? a 40-minute narrated powerpoint by Lisa LaSalle (Wisconsin, USA)
Guidelines for a Cluttering Assessment by Yvonne van Zaalen op't Hof (Netherlands), Florence Myers (New York, USA), David Ward (England, UK), and Ellen Bennett Lanouette (Florida, USA)
INTERVENTION INFORMATION AND TOOLS
Therapy For Those Who Clutter a 45 minute narrated powerpoint by Lisa LaSalle (Wisconsin, USA)
Helping Clients Who Clutter Regulate Speaking Rate by Kenneth Logan (Florida, USA)
CLINICAL NUGGETS: TREATMENT TREASURES
The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who clutter, sharing some of their favorite ideas.
Treating Cluttering: The Power of the Pause David Daly (Michigan, USA)
Seeing is Believing Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada)
Speech Rate Control: A web-based application by Joseph Kalinowski (North Carolina, USA)
The Egg Carton Game by Ellen Bennett Lanouette (Florida, USA)
Caution: Speed Zone Ahead by Florence Myers (New York, USA)
Speech Pacing: Dots to help me talk by Melissa Potemra (South Carolina, USA)
"Two Thumbs Up" Nina Reardon-Reeves (Texas, USA)
Tuning in to listener feedback Kathy Scaler Scott (Michigan, USA)
Basic Principles of Cluttering Therapy: Ten Tips for Working with Cluttering Disorders by Ellen Bennett Lanouette (Florida, USA)
SUPPORT GROUP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIENTS
A Cluttering Yahoo Group by Judith Kuster (Minnesota, USA)
Cluttering: A Facebook Social Network for Persons Who Clutter by Sr. Carol Mary Nolan (Massachusetts, USA)
NorCal Cluttering Group — A social gathering for PWC by Jonathan Wong (California, USA)
Cluttering Education in Canadian University Programs — 2009 Survey Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada)
Verbal Time Estimation in Cluttering Emily Garnett and Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA)
Differences in Hesitations between Clutterers and Non-Clutterers by Emily Garnett and Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA)
T.R.A.D.E. newsletter from the International Cluttering Association edited by Charley Adams (South Carolina, USA)
Putting Cluttering on the World Map: Formation of the International Cluttering Association by Florence Myers (New York, USA)
How a Person With Cluttering and a SLT Can Spread the Word About Cluttering by Hilda Sonsterud and Helene Kvenseth (Norway)
An opportunity for YOU to "spread the word" by downloading and distributing the following brochures about cluttering on International Cluttering Awareness Day — May 14, 2010.
CLUTTERING: Some Guidelines The Stuttering Foundation (www.stutteringhelp.org) free, downloadable brochure developed by Kenneth O. St. Louis.
International Cluttering Association Brochure (http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA) free downloadable brochure developed by Klaas Bakker, Isabella Reichel, and Ellen Bennett Lanouette.
The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of the International Cluttering Association members, of Tom Kuster, and of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, especially Jerry Anderson, Jeffrey Henline, and Jeffrey Hundstad.
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Imformation last updated April 8, 2010
Reformatted and edited for reposting on judykuster.net on March 8, 2023.