Camp Shout Out Builds Great Communicators! A teen who stutters can be a great communicator. A teen who stutters can be a great leader. This project will allow high school aged students who stutter to participate in a structured leadership training program held during Camp Shout Out. This training will include hands-on activities designed to increase communicative confidence and competence while building leadership skills.
Stuttering is a communication disorder occurring in 5% of school age youth often resulting in significant emotional & social consequences, including communication withdrawal, bullying, & shame. Many youth who stutter experience a great deal of fear when faced with everyday communication tasks such as ordering in a restaurant, speaking in class, or answering the phone. This fear of speaking can have significant academic, social and behavioral ramifications effecting grades and even career choices
A recent survey reported that more than 40% of adults who stutter have been denied a job or promotion because of stuttering. Leadership training is crucial in order for teens who stutter to become confident and effective communicators. The Camp Shout Out LIT program will allow participants to learn skills that will positively impact them at school and on the job. More than 80% of our previous LIT participants have successfully obtained jobs after the completion of the program.
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 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 provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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The Stuttering Foundation