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A speech disorder usually occurring in childhood characterized by abnormally rapid rate, disturbed fluency, erratic rhythm, and poor articulation that makes it difficult to understand the speaker.
Etymology: ME, clotter
a speech disorder of dysfluency characterized by a rapid delivery with uneven rhythmic patterns and omission or transposition of various speech sounds or syllables. The condition is commonly associated with other learning disabilities, such as difficulty in learning to speak, read, and spell.
Treatment Neuropharmacology has been tried unsuccessfully
clutteringSpeech pathology A condition characterized by an excessive rate of speech with an irregular rhythm, collapsing of sounds and words, and loss of syllables; cluttering can range in severity from garbled, but generally intelligible, to virtually unintelligible, and may co-exist with stuttering Treatment Bethanechol may be effective. See Stuttering.
Speech disordercharacterized by rapid, jerky utterances with sound omissions and transpositions; sometimes confused with stuttering.