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Kathleen S. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Associate Professor


Department
Speech-Language Pathology
Office
Graduate Center 176
Phone
732-923-4635
Email
kscalers@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
Mondays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5 to 6 p.m.
By appointment
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Kathleen S. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F

Kathleen Scaler Scott is a practicing speech-language pathologist, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University. She has been a practicing clinician for 27 years in hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has worked with pediatric and adult traumatic brain injury in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Scaler Scott has worked extensively with students with language-based learning disabilities in the elementary, middle and high school years, and is co-author of the article, Preparing a Transition Class for the 21st Century. She is a certified special education and elementary school teacher.

In 2020, Dr. Scaler Scott received the Judge Max and Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award for her work with speech-language pathology university students. Dr. Scaler Scott has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on the topic of fluency disorders. She is the co-editor of Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education (Psychology Press, 2011), co-author of Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities (Pro-Ed, Inc., 2013), and author of the book Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses (SLACK, Inc.).

Her research interests are largely in cluttering, atypical disfluency, client advocacy, communication patterns in dementia and clinician training and treatment effectiveness. Dr. Scaler Scott has spoken nationally and internationally on the topics of fluency and social pragmatic disorders. She was the first Coordinator of the International Cluttering Association, and is the recipient of the 2018 Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering, and the 2018 Professional of the Year award from the National Stuttering Association.

Dr. Scaler Scott has developed service-learning program in local communities to educate parents, teachers, and professionals about the development of language and literacy in young children. Community partnerships include coordination and oversight of student participation in multiple Head Start, elementary school, library and Women with Children programs.

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Language and Speech Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

M.S. in Communication Disorders, Emerson College, Boston, MA

B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Douglass College/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Current Research and Scholarship

• Understanding the nature of cluttering symptoms and atypical disfluency

• Treatment efficacy in cluttering and atypical disfluencies

• Fluency disorders and concomitant disorders

• Understanding language, literacy and fluency patterns in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Understanding communication patterns in dementia

• Advocacy for individuals with communication disorders in the school and medical setting

• Language and literacy education in SLP students and community partners

Publications

Books

Books

Scaler Scott, K. (2018). Fluency Plus: Managing Fluency Disorders in Individuals with Multiple Diagnoses. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK, Inc.

Scaler Scott, K., & Ward, D. (2013). Managing Cluttering: A Comprehensive Guidebook of Activities. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed, Inc.

Ward, D., & Scaler Scott, K. (Eds.) (2011). Cluttering: A Handbook of Research, Intervention, and Education. London: Psychology Press

Book Chapters

Tetnowski, John A., Kathleen Scaler Scott, and Brittany Falcon Rutland. 2021. “Fluency and Fluency Disorders.” In The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders, 2nd Edition, 414-444, edited by Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller, and Martin J. Ball.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Scaler  Scott, K. (2019, March). Cluttering. In J.S. Damico and M.J. Ball (Eds.). SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Scaler Scott, K. (2017). Pragmatic Disorders in Other Populations: Stuttering and Cluttering. In L. Cummings (Ed.). Research in Clinical Pragmatics. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Scaler Scott, K. (in press). Cluttering. In J.S. Damico and M.J. Ball (Eds.). SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Scaler Scott, K. (2015). Intro to chapter on Stuttering. In L. Brady (Ed.). Apps for Autism. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc. p. 315.

Scaler Scott, K. & Boyer, D. (2015). Stuttering in Women: Change and adaptations throughout the lifespan. In K.O. St. Louis (Ed.). Stuttering meets stereotype, stigma, and discrimination: An overview of attitude research. Morgantown, WV: WVU Press. pp. 284-293.

Scaler Scott, K. (2013). Stuttering and Cluttering. In L. Cummings (Ed.). Handbook of Communication Disorders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scaler Scott, K. (2011). Cluttering and autism spectrum disorders. In D. Ward & K. Scaler Scott (Eds.). Cluttering: Research, Intervention and Education. East Sussex: Psychology Press.

Scaler Scott, K. , & St. Louis, K. O. (2011). Consumer issues: Self-help for people with cluttering. In D. Ward & K. Scaler Scott (Eds.). Cluttering: Research, Intervention and Education. East Sussex: Psychology Press.

Scaler Scott, K., Ward, D. & St. Louis, K. O. (2010). Paul: Treatment of Cluttering in a School-Age Child. In S. Chabon and E. Cohn (Eds.). The Communication Disorders Casebook: Learning by Example (pp. 261-272). Boston: Pearson.

Tetnowski, J. A., & Scaler Scott, K. (2010). Fluency and Fluency Disorders. In J. S. Damico, N. Mueller, & M. J. Ball (Eds.). The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders (pp. 431-454). Oxford:Wiley-Blackwell.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Scaler Scott, K. (2019). Cluttering symptoms in school-age children by communicative context: A preliminary investigation. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. DOI:10.1080/17549507.2019.1637020 St. Louis, M.O.

Irani, F., Gabel, R. M. Hughes, S., Langevin, M., Rodriguez, M., Scaler Scott, K., & Weidner, M. (2017). Evidence based guidelines for being supportive of people who stutter in North America. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 53, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfludis.2017.05.002

Tokach, S., Scaler Scott, K., Siberski, J., & Yan, R. (2016, Oct/Nov). Do anticoagulants hold promise for improvements in communication in dementia? A case study illustration. Today’s Geriatric Medicine, p. 16-19. (Editor reviewed article)

Howland, K., & Scaler Scott, K.(2015, Dec.). Oral reading fluency testing: Pitfalls for children with speech disorders. The Reading Teacher. DOI: 10.1002/trtr.1441. pp. 653-658.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ad Hoc Committee on Reading Fluency for School-Age Children who Stutter. (2014). Quick: Talk fast and don’t stutter! The ASHA Leader, 19(11), 44-48. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR2.19072014.44.

Scaler Scott, K., Tetnowski, J. A., Flaitz, J., & Yaruss, J. S. (2014, Jan-Feb). Preliminary study of disfluency in school-age children with Autism. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(1), 75-89.

Reichel, I. K., Scaler Scott, K., van Zaalen, Y., St. Louis, K. O., Van Borsel, J., Leahy, M., Ward, D., Sonsterud, H., Adams, C., Ademola-Sokoya, G. A. A. (2013, May). ICA International Mosaic on Cluttering: Historic Origins, Research, Assessment, and Treatment. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 3(1), 5-13.

Scaler Scott, K. & St. Louis, K. O. (2009, July). A perspective on improving evidence and practice in cluttering. Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 19(2), 46-51.

Scaler Scott, K. (2006, Feb.). Board recognition in fluency disorders: How do I get it, is it worth it, and what does it mean if I already have it? Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, 16(1), 17-19.

Scaler Scott, K. (2005, Dec. 27). Board recognition in fluency disorders: It’s not as scary as you think. The ASHA Leader, p. 20.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Tokach, S., Scaler Scott, K., Veneziale, A., Bossler, R.(2016). Exploration of temperament and stuttering in a family. Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress on Fluency Disorders. Lisbon, Portugal: International Fluency Association.

Healey, K., Nelson, S., & Scaler Scott, K.(2015). Analysis of word final dysfluencies in conversations of a child with autism: A treatment case study. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.Elsevier: ScienceDirect. pp. 147-152.

Healey, K., Nelson, S., & Scaler Scott, K. (2015). A case study of cluttering treatment outcomes in a teen. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier: ScienceDirect. pp. 141-146.

Scaler Scott, K.. (2015). Dysfluency in autism spectrum disorders. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.Elsevier: ScienceDirect. pp. 239-245.

Scaler Scott, K.. (2015). Treatment techniques for children, teens, and adults with cluttering. Abstract published in Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.Elsevier: ScienceDirect. p. 327.

Scaler Scott, K., Boyer, D. (2015). Stuttering: A preliminary study of the female perspective. Abstract published in Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.Elsevier: ScienceDirect. p. 353.

Scaler Scott, K., Block, S., Reeves, N., & Nelson, S. (2015). Speech dysfluency and autism in schools: Identifying needs and providing support to SLPs. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier: ScienceDirect. pp. 223-227.

Scaler Scott, K., Ramos-Heinrichs, L., Carlo, E., Garzon, S., & Paul, D. (2015). Timed oral reading tests may not reflect true reading abilities in school age children who stutter. Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.Elsevier: ScienceDirect. pp. 234-238.

Scaler Scott, K., Ramos-Heinrichs, L., Carlo, E., Garzon, S., & Paul, D. (2015). Oral reading fluency assessments in school age children who stutter. Abstract published in Procedia—Social and Behavioral Sciences. Proceedings of the 10th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom. Elsevier: ScienceDirect. p. 233.

Grossman, H. L., Scaler Scott, K., Trichon, M., & Tetnowski, J. A. (2010, April). Perceptual judgments of cluttering. In K. Bakker, L. J. Raphael, & F. L. Myers (Eds.). Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 142-146.

Scaler Scott, K., (2010, April). Pragmatics and narrative skills in cluttering therapy. In K. Bakker, L. J. Raphael, & F. L. Myers (Eds.). Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 94-98.

Scaler Scott, K., (2010, April). Summary of initial planning meeting for possible International Cluttering Association. In K. Bakker, L. J. Raphael, & F. L. Myers (Eds.). Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 10-13.

Scaler Scott, K., Grossman, H. L., & Tetnowski, J. A. (2010, April). A survey of cluttering instruction in fluency courses. Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 171-179.

Scaler Scott, K., Grossman, H. L., & Tetnowski, J. A. (2010, April). Diagnosis of a single case of cluttering according to four different criteria. In K. Bakker, L. J. Raphael, & F. L. Myers (Eds.). Proceedings of  the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 80-90.

Scaler Scott, K., Tetnowski, J. A., Roussel, N. C.,  & Flaitz, J. R. (2010, April). Impact of a pausing treatment strategy upon the speech of a clutterer-stutterer. Proceedings of the First World Conference on Cluttering. Katarino, Bulgaria. http://associations.missouristate.edu/ICA, pp. 132-140.

Scott, K. S., Grossman, H. L., Abendroth, K. J., Tetnowski, J. A., & Damico, J. S. (2007). Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder: Clinical disfluency analysis. In J.  Au-Yeung & M. M. Leahy (Eds.). Research, treatment, and self-help in fluency disorders: New Horizons. Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Fluency Disorders (pp. 273-278). Dublin, Ireland: International Fluency Association.

Presentations/Invited Talks

Invited keynote speaker for the Joint World Congress on Stuttering and Cluttering (Montreal, July 2021)

Professional Associations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

International Fluency Association

International Cluttering Association

National Stuttering Association

Mentor to practicing Speech-Language Pathologists seeking Board Certification in Fluency Disorders

Awards

May 2020: Judge Max and Tillie Rosenn Excellence in Teaching Award

July 2018: Deso Weiss Award for Excellence in the Field of Cluttering. Received from the Stuttering Foundation of America at the Joint World Congress on Fluency Disorders in Hiroshima, Japan.

July 2018: 2018 Professional of the Year. Received from the National Stuttering Association.

Grant Support/Academic Funding

Oct 2020: Monmouth University Transformative Learning Grant. “Building Digital Literacy in Online Learning Environment: Training Future Speech-Language Pathologists and Serving Community Partners, co-author with Yao Du, Ph.D., and Erik Raj, Ph.D.

Courses