International Cluttering Online Conference, 2010

IT'S ABOUT TIME . . . to recognize cluttering!

chaired by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato

The online conference is offered by Minnesota State University, Mankato, in conjunction with the International Cluttering Association

This online conference itself is freely available, but is also available for 1.5 CEU's (15 hours) or 1 semester credit. To learn how to register for the online conference for MSU, Mankato CEU's or college credit Open this link. To review the requirements, Open this link.

Flags of countries of people participating in the online conference (flags will be added as I am able to verify additional countries participating)

This is the first online conference designed for people who clutter, their families, friends, teachers, and employers, the professionals who work with them, students in training and their instructors.

The contributions in this conference reflect professional and consumer interests about cluttering and are presented by individuals representing eight different countries: Bulgaria, Canada, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and the United States. Each paper also has a threaded discussion page for your comments and questions. The authors' papers will be permanently archived on the Stuttering Home Page for you to read at any time ( From April 14-May 5, 2010, threaded discussions attached to the papers will be available to ask questions of the authors. Feel free to post your questions/comments at any time and check back for any response from the author.

Contributors to the conference are solely responsible for the information they provide. The conference organizer and Minnesota State University cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provide.

Instructions - please read! The papers are linked to the button to the left and are also hyperlinked. After you have opened the paper, the link will turn green to remind you that you've already opened that paper. The questions/comments page may be accessed at the top or bottom of each paper, or from the link after the title of the paper in the index.

Please read the instructions on how to post questions/comments. For those who want to test out a threaded discussion before posting or commenting, there is a testing out threaded discussions page. For AOL users (and perhaps some other ISPs) your post may not appear until the following day due to a "dynamic caching" feature of AOL. If you are posting questions/comments, please glance through previous posts to determine if that question has been asked before.

Remember that there are many people writing and attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. The Altavista Translation Service may help those who don't read English well to understand some of these papers. If you put the URL (address) of any paper into the above site, you can ask that the paper be translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese. It will not be a perfect translation, but you should be able to get the idea.

You can also try InterTran, a translation service which will translate English text into the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian/Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Latin OR Google Translate which includes translation services for Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese Welsh and Yiddish

Please ask questions that are relevant to the papers and refrain from developing a personal topic. It is expected that participants will remain cordial. The coordinator of the conference retains the right to delete posts considered inappropriate.

One final request - you are of course free to read and respond to any/all of the papers. For students and others intending to read all of the papers, I have a request. Those whose last names begin A-L, please start reading the conference papers from the last paper to the first. For those whose last names begin M-Z, please start with the papers at the beginning.

Office Hours - The Professional Is In

Several university professors and professionals who specialize in cluttering have agreed to serve as a panel to answer appropriately-posed questions about cluttering. This is especially designed as a good opportunity for parents of children who clutter, and for children, teens, and for adults who clutter to ask questions of several highly qualified specialists in the area of cluttering. It is not for lengthy discussion/debate or for students assigned to "post something to the online conference."

list of professors here
Ask your question here


FROM THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (People who teach, treat, and/or research)

FROM CONSUMERS (People who live with cluttering)






Cluttering Education in Canadian University Programs - 2009 Survey Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada) Questions/comments

Verbal Time Estimation in Cluttering Emily Garnett and Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA) Questions/comments

Differences in Hesitations between Clutterers and Non-Clutterers by Emily Garnett and Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA) Questions/comments


T.R.A.D.E., newsletter from the International Cluttering Association edited by Charley Adams - (South Carolina, USA) Questions/comments

Putting Cluttering on the World Map: Formation of the International Cluttering Association by Florence Myers (New York, USA) Questions/comments

How a person with cluttering and a SLT can spread the word about cluttering by Hilda Sonsterud and Helene Kvenseth (Norway) Questions/comments

An opportunity for YOU to "spread the word" by downloading and distributing the following brochures about cluttering on International Cluttering Awareness Day - May 14

The coordinator of this conference gratefully acknowledges the continuing patient and expert help and support of members of the International Cluttering Association, Tom Kuster and of the ITS staff at Minnesota State University, Mankato, especially Jerry Anderson, Jeffrey Henline, and Jeffrey Hundstad.

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