Cluttering Treatment: Theoretical Considerations and Intervention Planning This article presents a variety of treatment approaches based on an understanding of four components of communication, and describes cluttering intervention focusing on problem identification, speech rate reduction, appropriate pausing, appropriate monitoring, and addressing story narrating skills. Therapeutic considerations, taking into account the specific characteristics of cluttering, will also be ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2014
Cluttering Treatment: Theoretical Considerations and Intervention Planning
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Yvonne van Zaalen
    Institute of Applied Sciences, Fontys University, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Isabella K. Reichel
    Program in Speech and Language Pathology, Touro College, New York City, NY
  • Financial Disclosure: Yvonne van Zaaeln is an Associate Professor at Fontys University. Isabella K. Reichel is an Associate Professor at Touro College.
    Financial Disclosure: Yvonne van Zaaeln is an Associate Professor at Fontys University. Isabella K. Reichel is an Associate Professor at Touro College.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Yvonne van Zaalen has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Isabella K. Reichel has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Yvonne van Zaalen has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Isabella K. Reichel has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   September 01, 2014
Cluttering Treatment: Theoretical Considerations and Intervention Planning
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2014, Vol. 4, 57-62. doi:10.1044/gics4.2.57
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2014, Vol. 4, 57-62. doi:10.1044/gics4.2.57

This article presents a variety of treatment approaches based on an understanding of four components of communication, and describes cluttering intervention focusing on problem identification, speech rate reduction, appropriate pausing, appropriate monitoring, and addressing story narrating skills. Therapeutic considerations, taking into account the specific characteristics of cluttering, will also be presented. Finally, building clients' confidence, emotional skills, and sense of accomplishment will turn the therapeutic process into awareness of realistic expectations and motivation to pursue challenging goals.

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