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Oakland County Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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FACTORS AFFECTING "CLUTTERING" DIAGNOSIS

David A. Daly 

  1. Started talking late; onset of words and sentences delayed;  repetitive disfluencies on syllables, words, and phrases

  2. Fluency disruptions started early;  parents report "never very fluent";  persistent disfluencies;  no remission

  3. Rate too rapid for one's ability;  tachylalia; speaks in spurts

  4. Speech very disorganized; incomplete sentences;  confused wording;  anomia

  5. Jerky breathing pattern; respiratory dysrhythmia

  6. Slurred articulation;  distorts [r] and [l];  baby talk and dyslalias common;  deletes sounds and stressed syllables

  7. Speech better under pressure;  e.g., during short periods of heightened attention;  fluency best under stress

  8. Distractible;  attention span problems;  poor concentration

  9. Reading disorder is a prominent disability; writing disorder too

  10. Seems to think faster than he can talk or write;  writes like he speaks;  fragmented ideas;  confused wording

  11. Impulsive, careless, untidy, and clumsy;  coordination and rhythm problems are common

  12. Lack of self-awareness;  unconcerned attitude over inappropriateness of many behaviors and responses indifferent;  lacks social skills

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