Pausing and speech rate, a basketball analogy

Earlier today, I was working with an adult client who clutters and stutters (for more information on cluttering, check out this previous AIS Blog post). In order to reduce his speech rate and the rate at which he responds to others in conversation, this client was practicing pausing. In our conversational practice, his goal was [...]

The International Online Cluttering Conference is happening now

We first talked about cluttering with Craig, an intensive program client from this past January. Well, cluttering continues to draw much-needed attention in a big way with the start of the first-ever online conference about cluttering. The International Online Cluttering Conference is offered by Minnesota State University, Mankato, in conjunction with the International Cluttering Association [...]

What is cluttering? Craig and Chamonix talk about it

Thank you to Craig for taking the time to share his experiences with cluttering. Cluttering is defined as “a fluency disorder characterized by a rate that is perceived to be abnormally rapid, irregular or both for the speaker (although measured syllable rates may not exceed normal limits). These rate abnormalities further are manifest in one [...]