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Cluttering: a neurological perspective: Per A. Alm

ByPER A. ALM

The term cluttering designates a conglomerate of symptoms and charac­ teristics displayed in varying degrees by affected individuals. No single aspect is sufficient to determine the diagnosis; it is the clustering of certain traits that constitute this syndrome1 (see St. Louis & Schulte, chapter 14 this volume). Cluttering is a speech-language disorder, but many authors, such as Weiss (1964), have argued that the symptoms also may include non-verbal motor behaviour, temperament, and attention deficits.2