Let's Talk: Stuttering and Cluttering – What’s the connection?

April 16, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Online via Zoom

Register to view a recording of this session at your convenience.

Do you know that about one third of people who have stuttering also have cluttering? While cluttering can happen on its own, it can also happen with other communication disorders, including stuttering. Most people with cluttering only seek professional help when they have stuttering or other disorders. Stuttering and cluttering share similarities, but there are important differences. This session will explain the nature of cluttering, the different ways in which stuttering and cluttering manifest in a person’s speech, how they might present in combination, their impact on communication, and on quality of life. Hear about one person’s first-hand “roller coaster” experience with stuttering and cluttering as he searched for a path to successful communication. Various therapy approaches will be touched upon during the discussion. 
This session is intended for those who present with symptoms of cluttering or are curious about this disorder, and for speech-language pathologists who want to learn more about cluttering as a communication disorder. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Meet our guest speakers

Dr. Isabella Reichel is a professor in Speech-Language Pathology at Touro University, New York, and an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board-certified specialist in Fluency Disorders. Dr. Reichel is co-author of a textbook, entitled “Cluttering: Current Views on Its Nature, Assessment and Treatment.” In her capacity as Chair of the International Representatives Committee of the International Cluttering Association (ICA), Dr. Reichel leads multinational initiatives in research and seminars at International Congresses. We are delighted to have her join us!

Baruti Smith was diagnosed with stuttering and cluttering at the age of 18 years. He frequently shares his experiences with cluttering when addressing speech-language pathology students or when speaking to people who stutter. Baruti has a BS in Business. We look forward to hearing about his journey.

Join the conversation on Sunday, April 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EDT (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM ADT; 12:00 PM to 2 PM PST) for an informative discussion. 

Reserve your front row seat today! Can’t make it? No problem. Register and you will be able to view a recording of the session at a more convenient time. 

PLUS! For every $20 you donate to the CSA through the registration form, you will be entered in a draw to win a $100 gift card of your choice! Deadline to enter the draw is 12:00 PM EST on Sunday, April 16th.

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