Cluttering communication disorder affects the ability to deliver messages to others in a clear way. Rate of speech, clarity of speech, and/or the organization or relevance of the message are the factors that make it difficult to understand the speaker.
Cluttering Communication Disorder symptoms
- racing thoughts
- rapid and/or irregular rate of speech
- leaving off the ends of words
- omitting or distorting sounds or syllables
- difficulty organizing thoughts and/or getting to the point
- limited awareness of how one’s speech sounds to others
- tendency to interrupt conversational partner
- words or ideas come out differently than intended
Cluttering communication disorder can often co-exist with stuttering. As cluttering and stuttering are closely related fluency disorders, a speech-language pathologist with expertise in the area of fluency disorders is often the ideal professional to diagnosis and/or treat a cluttering disorder.