Before I get into the topic of cluttering, I want to state some reasons why I love being a speech-language pathologist (SLP):
- I help people communicate because everyone has the right to
- I get to continue learning and collaborate with other professionals
- It is a career where I get to work with amazing clients who make progress every day
- I enjoy finding creative and fun ways as well as real-life situations to practice communication skills that will encourage carry-over and maintenance of skills
First, I made this YouTube video which gives an overview of cluttering, an example of what cluttering can sound like (I am not a person who clutters, so this is merely myself trying to give my best example), therapy ideas, and resources for treatment of cluttering.
Before I post more about the blog hop and the giveaway, I would like to add some links to more resources related to cluttering:
- I go into a much more SIGNIFICANT amount of detail on cluttering in my guest post on Speech Room News from September 2012 (http://thespeechroomnews.com/2012/09/cluttering-disorder-dx-tx-freebies.html) AND there are a few free materials from me on there! Many of the links below are also found at the end of that post, but I have added a few more that I found when making the YouTube video at the end.
- Cluttering Updated by: Kenneth St. Louis, Lawrence Raphael, Florence Myers & Klaas Bakker for The ASHA Leader – http://www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2003/031118/f031118a.htm
- Online Resources on Cluttering: The Other Fluency Disorder by: Judy Kuster – http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/cluttering.html
- Stuttering Vs. Cluttering Brochure by: Kathleen S. Scott Ph.D. CCC-SLP for the National Stuttering Association – https://www.z2systems.com/neon/resource/nsa/File/Brochures/StuttervsClutter.pdf
- Cluttering by: Kevin Stuckey M. Ed. CCC-SLP for Super Duper Handy Handouts – http://www.handyhandouts.com/pdf/210_Cluttering.pdf
- Cluttering from The Stuttering Foundation – http://www.stutteringhelp.org/cluttering
- Distinguishing Stuttering From Cluttering by: Brooke Leiman - http://blog.asha.org/2013/08/20/distinguishing-cluttering-from-stuttering/
- Cluttering by: Jason Mosheim - http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/article/cluttering.aspx
- Cluttering Therapy by: Carrie Clark - http://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/strategies-for-clutterers/
- The Source for Stuttering and Cluttering by: David A. Daly – can be purchased from Linguisystems at: http://www.linguisystems.com/products/display?itemid=10029
- Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education by: David Ward and Kathleen S. Scott - can be purchased from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Cluttering-Handbook-Research-Intervention-Education/dp/1848720297
There are 18 of us speech-language pathology bloggers participating; each providing information about a different communication disorder for Better Hearing and Speech Month. Social Thinking, ARK Therapeutic, and Smarty Ears have graciously donated prizes and all of us have pitched in to give away TpT gift certificates (a $50, $25, and $15) for the lucky winners of our giveaway!
PediaStaff also noticed the Toobaloo that Sublime Speech was wearing in the video from ASHA 2013 and offered to give away 4 Toobaloos here - http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/happy-to-be-an-slp-and-to-have-a-chance-at-winning-some-toobaloos-21136
In order to enter the giveaway, you must figure out the phrase in which each of the bloggers' letters spell out. My letter is below:
Enter the phrase into the Rafflecopter on the final blog and submit your entry. Best of luck to everyone! I hope you learn a lot during this Happy to be an SLP blog hop! Click the images below to head to the first post or the next post.