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Cluttering

Cluttering is a communication disorder that negatively affects a speaker’s ability to transmit a message clearly and fluently. Those with cluttering are often given feedback by their conversational partners that they are speaking too quickly, mumbling, or both. Like stuttering, cluttering falls under the diagnostic category of a disorder of speech fluency. Cluttering is the lesser known of these two fluency disorders, and consequently, cluttering is either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as stuttering.

Because of these issues with identifying cluttering, increasing awareness of cluttering among professionals and the public has been a campaign of significance since 2007, when the first International Cluttering Association (ICA) was formed. The ICA is made up of researchers, Speech–Language therapists (SLTs), people with cluttering (PWC), and their family members and friends. ...

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