Presenter: Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD
– D.W., prior course participant
This multifaceted course will take participants from the basics of Cluttering, on to assessment and differential diagnosis, through case studies, and then into carryover techniques for treatment. All SLPs working with pediatric and adult clients will find it highly relevant and practical. Specific discussions include:
Course is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEUs – 4.5 Contact Hours. Course Run Time: 4:30:00
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The whole course was beneficial, especially the evaluation and treatment methods. Very practical course." R.N. (May. 2023)
"I knew nothing about clustering, how to treat it, or how to even determine if any kids I work with "cluster". This course was extremely informative, the case studies were great, and I liked the section on specific treatment." C.W. (May. 2023)
"The diagnostic criteria was beneficial. Clear differential diagnosis information." N.F. (May. 2023)
"All of it was beneficial, from diagnosis to treatment strategies. Hands-on activities I could immediately implement into my sessions." D.S. (Mar. 2023)
"I enjoyed the entire presentation. I valued getting a clear definition of cluttering, information about assessing it, and treating it. The case studies were helpful in the application of the learning process. I also liked the information on EBP as well as the resources I can refer to. Course was informative and well organized." K.H. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the strategies to decrease cluttering." A.L. (Jan. 2023)
"Diagnosis and treatment discussion was beneficial." P.H. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the case studies, specific treatment methods, and the thorough approach Dr. Scaler Scott used for each part of the lecture." E.F. (Nov. 2022)
"The information was organized in a very thoughtful format." D.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Thorough definition of cluttering and differential diagnosis." A.C. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the case studies, organization of definitions, and approach to evaluation and treatment." V.D. (June 2022)
"I have a middle school student on my caseload who clutters so it was helpful to provide ideas for his therapy. I was able to listen/watch it at my leisure and thereby absorb it easier than if I had to complete the course in one setting." C.A. (Apr. 2022)
"Reviewing the differences between cluttering and stuttering treatments was beneficial. I liked the LCD definition strategies and having the example cases." V.J. (Mar. 2022)
"Getting a better understanding of all the aspects of cluttering and what to focus on in treatment was beneficial. Course was very thorough." L.K. (Mar. 2022)
"It was extremely helpful to cover everything from diagnosis to treatment, and to have several case study examples. I liked the comprehensive nature of this course." D.W. (Mar. 2022)
"Great overview of cluttering with practical ideas. I liked the sample goals and treatment activities." A.B. (Dec. 2021)
"I just diagnosed a student with cluttering and this class was helpful in understanding what cluttering is and how to treat it. Good coverage of what cluttering is, and is not." R.K. (Nov. 2021)
"When I suspected a student was presenting with cluttering, it was difficult to find research and specific evaluation procedures, let alone therapy techniques. The evaluation procedures and therapy techniques taught in this course will be beneficial in my daily practice. The case studies and numerous therapy techniques/activities presented were excellent." S.K. (Oct. 2021)
"This was the best definition of cluttering, and I liked how to distinguish cluttering from other communication disorders. Presentation well laid out from general info on cluttering definition and research to evaluation and then treatment strategies." S.S. (Sept. 2021)
"The diagnostic criteria was explained in an organized manner and I will use that as a skill in practice." K.T. (Aug. 2021)
"The new and more precise definition of cluttering will be most beneficial for differential diagnosis. Good speaker who was quite knowledgeable about the topic and was very informative. The topic was covered thoroughly." J.T. (Jul. 2021)
"The therapy ideas for a student with cluttering was most beneficial. I like that the information was applicable to my daily practice. The course was perfect." J.H. (Jul. 2021)
"The examples provided of what cluttering sounds like and what treatment techniques sound like when used. I also liked that presenter provided examples for all age levels. Presenter was knowledgeable about the topic and the previously noted examples that were provided." N.L. (Apr. 2021)
"I enjoyed the different therapy recommendations for the different case studies presented." L.B. (Apr. 2021)
"I very much liked the clear "least common denominator" definition of cluttering, as well as the treatment order. I appreciated that it gave clearer/more specific information that I can use with clients with cluttering, that I hadn't seen in university or in previous texts." R.M. (Mar. 2021)
"I loved the treatment section. Her ideas were so simple but incredibly effective. I liked her different ideas for treatment as well as with carryover and the home practice." A.H. (Feb. 2021)
"Going over the differential diagnosis and treatment principles was very beneficial. I liked the examples and practical treatment strategies." A.M. (Feb. 2021)
"I liked the breadth and depth of information. Going over how to diagnose someone with a cluttering disorder." G.L. (Jan. 2021)
"I liked everything. Dr. Scaler is very clear and explains every topic using examples and specific details. This will help me to identify and diagnose patients with cluttering effectively." R.O. (Jan. 2021)
Kathleen Scaler Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-FD, is a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University. Her research interests are largely in cluttering, atypical disfluencies, clinician training, and treatment effectiveness. She is the co-editor of Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education (Psychology Press, 2011) and co-author of Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities (Pro-Ed, Inc., 2013), both with Dr. David Ward. Dr. Scaler Scott has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics of fluency and social pragmatic disorders. She was the first Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association.
Financial — Kathleen Scaler Scott is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Kathleen Scaler Scott is the co-editor of the book "Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education" (Psychology Press, 2011) and co-author of the book "Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities" (Pro-Ed, Inc., 2013); receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Kathleen Scaler Scott is a member of the executive board of The National Stuttering Association; she does not receive any compensation in this role.
This program is offered for 0.45 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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