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Treatment of cluttering: a cognitive-behavioral approach centered on rate control: Florence L. Myers

Cluttering has been referred to as an ‘orphan’ in the family of communica­ tion disorders (Daly, 1986). Fortunately this is no longer the case, as this orphan has been adopted by the world community and is now a thriving toddler. Evidence of this adoption is exemplified by the contributions to this text by authors worldwide, as well as the founding of the International Cluttering Association (ICA) (http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA) at the First World Conference on Cluttering in 2007. For comprehensive reviews of recent efforts to understand this enigmatic and complex disorder, see the reference list on the ICA website as well as citations in this volume. These efforts represent only the beginnings of growth and development of the field, much like the beginning steps taken during toddlerhood.