a communication disorder that affects one’s ability to convey
messages to others in a clear and/or concise manner. Individuals
with cluttered speech often report that their listeners have difficulty
understanding them, and attribute this to factors such as their
rate of speech, the clarity of their speech, and/or the organization
or relevance of their message. Some who clutter have said they’ve
often received such feedback as, “Slow down!”, “Don’t
mumble” or “Where did that comment come from?”Information
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Scaler Scott, Florence Myers, Peter Kissagizlis
- Is a speech disorder that affects the fluency of speech.Unlike
other disorders those who suffer from cluttering are sometimes not
even aware of their condition or precisely when they clutter their
speech. Most members of the general public are not aware of cluttering
as a recognised speech disorder either. Below are some answers to
frequently asked questions about cluttering.
- Links to many Cluttering resources. 3/5
of Speech - From Irish health website.Cluttering is what happens
when speech becomes literally cluttered with faulty phrasing and unrelated
words to the extent that it is unintelligible. Unlike stuttering,
which involves hesitation and repetition over key words, cluttering
usually includes effortless repetition of syllables and phrases. The
affected person is often not aware of any communication difficulties.
Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes - A speech defect where
the speech is rapid, disordered and lacks fluency. It is a common
occurrence in children during their initial speech development when
they find difficulty finding the right words to express themselves.
Stuttering Foundation - The Stuttering Foundation provides free
online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their
families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering.