International Cluttering Online Conference, 2010
IT'S ABOUT TIME . . . to recognize cluttering!
chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato
The online conference is offered by Minnesota State University, Mankato, in conjunction with the International Cluttering Association
This online conference itself is freely available, but is also available for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit. To learn how to register for the online conference for MSU, Mankato CEU's or college credit open this link. To review the requirements, open this link.
Flags of countries of people participating in the online conference (flags will be added as I am able to verify additional countries participating)
This is 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 reflect professional and consumer interests about cluttering and are presented by individuals representing eight different countries: Bulgaria, Canada, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the United States. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. The authors' papers will be permanently archived on the Stuttering Home Page for you to read at any time. From April 14-May 5, 2010, threaded discussions attached to the papers will be available to ask questions of the authors. Feel free to post your questions/comments at any time and check back for any response from the author.
Contributors to the conference are solely responsible for the information they provide. The conference organizer and Minnesota State University cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provide.
Please read the instructions on how to post questions/comments. For AOL users (and perhaps some other ISPs) your post may not appear until the following day due to a "dynamic caching" feature of AOL. If you are posting questions/comments, please glance through previous posts to determine if that question has been asked before.
Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. The Altavista Translation Service may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. If you put the URL (address) of any paper into the above site, you can ask that the paper be translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea.
You can also try InterTran, a translation service which will translate English text into the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian/Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Latin OR Google Translate which 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
Please ask questions that are relevant to the papers and refrain from developing a personal topic. It is expected that participants will remain cordial. The coordinator of the conference retains the right to delete posts considered inappropriate.
One final request - you are of course free to read and respond to any/all of the papers. For students and others intending to read all of the papers, I have a request. Those whose last names begin A-L, please start reading the conference papers from the last paper to the first. For those whose last names begin M-Z, please start with the papers at the beginning.
Office Hours - The Professional Is In
Several university professors and professionals who specialize in cluttering have agreed to serve as a panel to answer appropriately-posed questions about cluttering. This is especially designed as a good opportunity for parents of children who clutter, and for children, teens, and for adults who clutter to ask questions of several highly qualified specialists in the area of cluttering. It is not for lengthy discussion/debate or for students assigned to "post something to the online conference."
LEARNING ABOUT CLUTTERING
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)
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
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 Parents Perspective by Jonathan Wong (California, USA)
ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF CLUTTERING
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 45 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)
An Opportunity For Professionals and Consumers to Share "Clinical Nuggets"
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)
RESEARCH ABOUT CLUTTERING
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)
SPREADING THE WORD
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
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 members of the International Cluttering Association, Tom Kuster and of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, especially Jerry Anderson, Jeffrey Henline, and Jeffrey Hundstad.
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