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.
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 (http://www.stutteringhomepage.com). 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.
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
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FROM THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY (People who teach, treat, and/or research)
Cluttering: Should We Be Looking at Central Auditory Processing Abilities? by Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada) Questions/comments
Understanding Cluttering: The Bulgarian Experience by Dobrinka Georgieva (Bulgaria) Questions/comments
The Worldwide Panorama of Cluttering: Non-Western Countries by Isabella Reichel, Florence Myers, and Klaas Bakker (USA) Questions/comments
My personal walk with cluttering: From nonbeliever to believer by John Tetnowski (Louisiana, USA) Questions/comments
Effects of Cultural Influences Upon Awareness of Cluttering: Latin American Countries by Chris Wilkerson and Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA) Questions/comments
From Families Dealing with Cluttering
ASSESSMENT INFORMATION AND TOOLS
Recent developments in the Cluttering Severity Instrument (CSI) by Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA) and Florence Myers (New York, USA) Questions/comments
Computer-based Cluttering Assessment Tool (CLASP) by Klaas Bakker (Missouri, USA), Kenneth St. Louis (West Virginia, USA), Florence Myers (New York, USA) and Lawrence Raphael ( New York, USA) Questions/comments
When is it Cluttering and When is it Cluttering-Plus? a 45 minute narrated powerpoint by Lisa LaSalle (Wisconsin, USA) Questions/comments
Guidelines for a Cluttering Assessment by Yvonne van Zaalen op't Hof (Netherlands), Florence Myers (New York, USA), David Ward (England, UK), and Ellen Bennett Lanouette (Florida, USA) Questions/comments
INTERVENTION INFORMATION AND TOOLS
Helping Clients Who Clutter Regulate Speaking Rate by Kenneth Logan (Florida, USA)Questions/comments
CLINICAL NUGGETS: TREATMENT TREASURES The following are short papers by speech-language pathologists who work with children and adults who clutter, sharing some of their favorite ideas.
An Opportunity For Professionals and Consumers to Share "Clinical Nuggets"
A Cluttering Yahoo Group by Judith Kuster (Minnesota, USA) Questions/comments
Cluttering: A Facebook Social Network for Persons Who Clutter by Sr. Carol Mary Nolan (Massachusetts, USA) Questions/comments
NorCal Cluttering Group - A social gathering for PWC by Jonathan Wong (California, USA) Questions/comments
Cluttering Education in Canadian University Programs - 2009 Survey Carla Di Domenicantonio (Canada) 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
International Cluttering Association Brochure (http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA) free downloadable brochure developed by Klaas Bakker, Isabella Reichel, and Ellen Bennett Lanouette
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.