Camp Shout Out: Celebration

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Camp Shout Out strives to help young people who stutter become great communicators. During our summer camp program we provide intensive therapy which includes a variety of immediate and tangible reinforcements. Our campers improve very quickly with frequent reinforcement. We plan to use this funding to have a celebration at the end of our session that has been earned by our campers. They will collect reinforcement throughout the week and 'spend' it at a final 'Carnival'.

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 and social consequences, including communication withdrawal, bullying, and shame. A survey revealed that 80% of youth who stutter reported being bullied while 40% of adults reported being denied a job or promotion. Young people who stutter can become great communicators who exhibit communicative confidence and 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 motivate our campers to become the best communicators possible.

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 has become the 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!

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



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Camp Shout Out: Youth Who Stutter
Camp Shout Out directly and indirectly helps more than 200 young people who stutter powerfully speak for themselves by providing intensive speech therapy during a six-day overnight recreational international camp and a follow-up weekend session. Camp Shout Out provides needed hands-on training for speech-language pathologists and graduate students under the guidance of Board Certified Specialists in Fluency. project reportread updates from the field


Camp Shout Out

Muskegon, MI, United States

Project Leader

Julie Raynor

Muskegon, MI United States

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