Camp Shout Out provides intensive speech therapy for young people who stutter during a traditional summer camp program. We help young people who stutter communicate for themselves, build confidence, and develop leadership skills, as they conquer fears such as ordering food, speaking in class, or saying their name to a new friend. We do not turn away children who lack the resources to attend this program, as a result more than 50% of our campers receive a scholarship.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Stuttering is a communication disorder occurring in up to 5% of all school age youth often resulting in significant emotional & social consequences, including communication withdrawal, bullying, & shame. A survey by the National Stuttering Assoc. revealed that 80% of youth who stutter (YWS) reported being bullied & 40% of adults had been denied a job or promotion. YWS can become great communicators who exhibit communicative confidence & competence when provided with adequate therapy services.
How will this project solve this problem?
Camp Shout Out provides speech therapy for young people who stutter and training for speech therapists and graduate students in a summer camp setting We Build Great Communicators, with focus on helping children become more Attentive, Assertive, Confident, Effective, and Pro-Active. This project will provide the funding to financially support at least 10 children attend this program. These children would not be able to attend Camp Shout Out without financial support.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will build great communicators by providing training and treatment both directly and indirectly to approximately 200 young people who stutter each year. Camp Shout Out will become a model for the training of speech-language pathologists and graduate students as they seek to deepen their knowledge and and understanding when working with young people who stutter. Camp Shout Out Builds Great Communicators. Great Communicators Change the World. Camp Shout Out is changing the world!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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