Stuttering is a communication disorder occurring in up to 5% of youth often resulting in significant emotional & social consequences, including communication withdrawal, bullying, & shame. A survey revealed that 80% of youth who stutter (YWS) reported being bullied & 40% of adults had been denied a job or promotion. Speech therapists report less confidence when working with those who stutter as compared to other disorders. Camp Shout Out address both these issues with its high quality program.
Camp Shout Out provides high quality, hands-on training to speech-language pathologists and graduate students. We invite undergraduate students in the field of communication disorders to work as volunteers during camp. As part of their service they are able to observe and interact with young people who stutter, practicing speech-language pathologists, graduate students, and faculty members. These interactions lead to an increased knowledge and interest in learning more about stuttering.
This project builds great communicators by providing treatment both directly and indirectly to approximately 200 young people who stutter each year. Camp Shout Out has become the model for 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!