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National Stuttering Association elects Dr. Scaler Scott to co-chair research committee
02-26-13

Kathleen Scaler Scott, Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P., assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, recently was elected co-chair of the National Stuttering Association Research Committee by the National Stuttering Association’s Board of Directors. Dr. Scaler Scott’s term expires in February 2016.

The National Stuttering Association Research Committee is comprised of people who stutter and several leading researchers in the area of stuttering, as well as a chair who represents the National Stuttering Association Board of Directors and Professional Relations Committee. The composition of the research committee is meant to reflect a blending of qualified speech-language pathologists and related professionals and consumers, according to the National Stuttering Association (www.nsastutter.org).

Dr. Scaler Scott, a member of the National Stuttering Association Board of Directors, is an expert in communication disorders. She recently published her second book on cluttering. “Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities’’ with David Ward, Ph.D., of the University of Reading, England, is an interactive therapy manual/CD-ROM combination that was published by Pro-Ed, Inc., of Austin, Texas, in January.

In her first book, Dr. Scaler Scott and Dr. Ward co-edited the book, “Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention and Education,’’ which was published by Psychology Press in 2011. It was developed to release the latest theories and research on cluttering. The book is intended for SLP clinicians, faculty members, researchers and students in the field of speech pathology, as well as for people who clutter or their family members.

Dr. Scaler Scott specializes in child language disorders, literacy, autism spectrum disorders and fluency disorders. A practicing clinician since 1993, she has extensive professional experience in hospital, school and private practice settings, including the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall on the lower campus. Her current research includes examination of the linguistic, phonological and fluency patterns in children on the autism spectrum, characteristics of cluttering, and clinician-researcher partnerships.

Dr. Scaler Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College/Rutgers University, a master’s degree from Emerson College, and a doctoral degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. For more information about the five-year, Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/slp. Please call (570) 674-TALK to contact the Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall.