This new, multi-faceted course will take you 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. 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.
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).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
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Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
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You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
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You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
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Course Cancellation Policy:
A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The diagnostic criteria was explained in an organized manner and I will use that as a skill in practice." K.T. (May 2021)
"Information/Presentation well laid out from general info on cluttering definition and research to evaluation and then treatment strategies." S.S. (May 2021)
“This course provides many practical suggestions for diagnosis and treatment.” – N.K. (Jan. 2021)
“I loved the treatment section, her ideas were so simple but incredibly effective.” – A.H. (Jul. 2020)
"Going over the differential diagnosis and treatment principles was very beneficial. I liked the examples and practical treatment strategies." – A.M. (May 2020)
"I enjoyed the different therapy recommendations for the different case studies presented." – L.B. (Apr. 2020)
"I liked the breadth and depth of information. Going over how to diagnose someone with a cluttering disorder." – G.L. (Dec. 2019)
"I appreciated the discussion on implementing strategies in therapy." – A.P. (Dec. 2019)
"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. (Nov. 2019)
"The examples of clients and treatment techniques were most helpful. The presenter was clear and knowledgeable." – D.H. (Nov. 2019)
"The new and more precise definition of cluttering will be most beneficial for differential diagnosis. Good speaker who was quite knowledgeable about the topic was very informative. The topic was covered thoroughly." – J.T. (Nov. 2019)
"I appreciated the current definition and diagnostic criteria, as well as treatment strategies. This course provided very functional information." – P.H. (Oct. 2019)
"Very functional course that can be applied in therapy right away. The different diagnosis and treatment strategies were most helpful." – C.Y. (Sept. 2019)
"I like that Dr. Scott covered from dx to tx. The specific examples that were provided for therapy were most useful." – M.W. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated the treatment recommendations." – D.C. (June 2019)
"Going over the myths about cluttering was most beneficial. I enjoyed the superb examples of cluttering and multiple case presentations. Excellent course and knowledgeable presenter." – G.M. (May 2019)
"I especially enjoyed the differential diagnosis with language issues. I liked the clear, relevant information." – J.L. (Mar. 2019)
"Knowing the difference between cluttering and stuttering and the definition of cluttering was the most beneficial part." – N.H. (Feb. 2019)
"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. 2019)
"I liked that there was a great amount of information on diagnosis and treatment. I especially appreciated the treatment strategies for cluttering." – L.M. (Dec. 2018)
"It was very thorough, covering every aspect from diagnosis to carryover. I learned things about Cluttering that I never knew before." – L.M. (Oct. 2018)
"I liked the strategies I can implement immediately. The case studies were helpful. Going over the diagnosis and treatment of cluttering... great practical application!!!" – A.R. (July 2018)
"The treatment approaches were most beneficial. I liked comparing and contrasting the two dx." – F.J. (Apr. 2018)
"Going over how to diagnose cluttering and the case studies were helpful." – C.C. (Nov. 2017)
"I appreciated the current LCD definition, differential diagnosis methods, and treatment methods covered in the course." – V.P. (Aug. 2017)
"I liked everything about this course! It was easy to follow and very informative!" – G.G. (Aug. 2017)
"Loved the insight into specific treatment strategies! It was a very thorough course and covered assessment and treatment!" – K.D. (Aug. 2017)
"The portion on treating young children who clutter was especially helpful. The presenter spoke at a very understandable rate, and she clearly explained the symptoms, assessment, strategies, and how to begin initiating therapy and provide strategies based on the client's age and concomitant disorders/characteristics. The strategies and their delivery make sense to me." – M.M. (June 2017)
"The specific assessment directions were helpful. Everything in the outline was explained by the presenter, but I would like to have seen some videos showing cluttering clients." – A.M. (June 2017)
"Going over evaluating cluttering using the LCD definition in at least 3 contexts was very beneficial. I liked that the course had practical useful information and case studies to relate the information to." – J.H. (May 2017)
"It was very comprehensive. The speaker did a great job of keeping me engaged even though it was a power point presentation. The treatment strategies were excellent." – M.R. (May 2017)
"Learning about the specific criteria for diagnosing cluttering and reviewing the therapy strategies for both children and adults was great. The examples of therapy techniques were very helpful. The course was excellent." – S.T. (Apr. 2017)
"I liked the specific examples of therapy games and strategies to use along with their rationale." – M.S. (Apr. 2017)
"Very applicable course that exceeded expectations! I especially appreciated the discussions on diagnosis, evaluation report sample, and treatment planning." – K.M. (Mar. 2017)
"This is a well-prepared course and is filled with excellent and current information regarding the assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of Cluttering!" – M.P.R. (Jan. 2017)
"Excellent course!!! Cluttering has been confusing for many years, but this course lays it out from definition, through evaluation, to treatment and carry-over. The course information is clear and presented concisely and very 'user-friendly'. This course is highly relevant for all practicing SLPs – it's informative, practical, and well-delivered." – R.G. (Jan. 2017)