Treating Cluttering: The Power of the Pause

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Pause Length

From: Carlee C
Date: 26 Apr 2010
Time: 12:02:00 -0500
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I am an undergraduate student in speech pathology and audiology and found this article very interesting and informative. In the examples of sentences included at the end, you indicated that the client should pause, and silently count to two before starting the next word. In your article you stated that the pause will vary and could be one, two, or three seconds long. Does the clinician choose the length of the pause depending on the client and severity of the cluttering? Additionally, as therapy continues and the pauses become more of a habit than a forced technique, will the pause naturally become shorter? Thank you and I very much enjoyed reading your article!

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