Summer Camps and Clinics

Listed below are various centers and clinics which offer summer programs in the USA and Canada. The Stuttering Foundation of America provides this list only to help in locating a summer program which might be able to assist you in treating stuttering. The Stuttering Foundation of America does not warrant the competency of these programs nor guarantee their treatment.

Freedom to Speak- Florida
Susan Cochrane, M.A., CCC-SLP
Naples, FL
(585) 329-0616 Cell
freedomtospeak@frontiernet.net
www.stuttertherapy.com
Freedom to speak is offering two summer intensive programs, treating adolescents/adults who stutter. Each stuttering program runs three weeks in length. Treatment approaches used include Integrated Approach, Avoidance Reduction Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy and Mindfulness Training. The first eight participants to enroll for each program will be accepted. One month of follow-up treatment is included following the Intensive sessions. The July stuttering program will be held in Naples, Florida. The August stuttering program will be held in Honeoye, New York, on Honeoye Lake from August 4-22, 2014. Go to www.stuttertherapy.com for more information.
UI Speaks for Teens
Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Iowa
Wendell Johnson Spch/Hear. Clinic
116 WJSHC
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-8736
(319) 335-8851
tricia-zebrowski@uiowa.edu
Web Site
A week-long residential program for teenagers between 13-18 years old is being held June 1-7, 2014 at The Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic at The University of Iowa in Iowa City. The Program is designed to give teenagers who stutter a safe and supportive place in which to "let stuttering out." Our goal is to help teens develop their own policies about speaking and stuttering; how to make changes; managing the social and emotional challenges; and what they want their SLPs and parents to do to help and how to ask for help. $800.00 fee includes room, board, therapy and all recreational costs. Please call, write or email for more information or to request an application.
Fluency Project Summer Clinic
John Tetnowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Univ of Louisiana Lafayette Campus
Burke-Hawthorne Hall
Lafayette, LA
(337) 482-6490
tetnowski@louisiana.edu
The Clinic is offered for ages 12 - 18 yrs old. Call for more information. The format is a combination of individual and group sessions. The cost is $250.00 (sliding fee scale may apply; other funding options may be available).
New England Fluency Program
Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP
19 Muzzey Street, Suite 311
Lexington, MA 02421-5211
(781) 665-6623
(781) 665-6361
digrande@stutteringtherapy.org
www.stutteringtherapy.org
Offers three programs for children and teens in June, July and August and one program for adults in June. All programs are held in Boston. These intensive three week programs integrate fluency shaping (motor skills) with stuttering modification (attitude modification) techniques. Weekly follow-up sessions are scheduled for a minimum of 2 months following the intensive program. Additionally, for children, we offer weekly parent counseling sessions and support to the public school clinician following the program. Partial scholarships may be available. Please call/write or visit the website for more details and the dates of the programs.
Worcester State University Summer Program for Children and Teens Who Stutter
Ann T. Veneziano-Korzec, M.S., CCC-SLP
Center Director
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 929-8568
aveneziano@worcester.edu
This four week program is filled with individual & group sessions for children & teens who stutter. Parent participation is required for preschool & elementary age children. The program will focus on ways to help participants better manage their communication. Cost: $300.00. Requests for payment schedule or sliding scale may be made directly to the director. The program will be run by Kenneth S. Melnick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Joan E. Butterworth, M.S., CCC-SLP. Dr. Melnick & Ms. Butterworth are ASHA certified & licensed speech-language pathologists who are also board certified in fluency disorders.
Camp Shout Out
Julie Raynor, M.A., CCC-SLP
P.O. 1814
Muskegon, MI 49443
(231) 744-9260
office@campshoutout.org
www.campshoutout.org
Camp Shout Out is an intensive clinical training program for speech-language pathologists and graduate students and a therapy experience for children who stutter ages 8-18, held in August in Michigan in an overnight, traditional summer camp setting. Campers ages 8-15 participate in small and large group therapeutic activities designed to assist them in achieving personal communication goals. Campers ages 16-18, participate in a Leadership-in-Training program designed to increase communicative competence through leadership opportunities. Faculty include Board Certified Fluency Specialists Kristin Chmela (Director), June Campbell, and Dr. Kevin Eldridge. For more information please visit our website, www.campshoutout.org.
Annual Summer Program for Children Who Stutter
Linda Hinderscheit
Shevlin Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
612-624-3322
612-624-7586
hinde001@umn.edu
Web Site
The Davis Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, announces its sixth annual summer program for children who stutter from Monday, June 16, 2014, to Friday, June 20, 2014. We offer affordable programs for two age groups. In the morning (8:30 a.m. to noon), we offer a half-day program for children who are entering 3rd to 5th grades in the fall. In the afternoons (1:00 to 4:30 p.m.) of the same week, we offer a half-day program for children who are entering 6th to 8th grades in the fall. The size of the groups is limited to 10 children each, so early registration is highly encouraged. The majority of this program will involve group activities focusing on the social, emotional and attitudinal aspects of stuttering. Participants will need to be able to understand topics of discussion with like-aged peers. Sessions will be held in Shevlin Hall on the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus. Other facilities of the U of M will be utilized. In the past, these have included the bowling alley at Coffman Union, tours of the athletic facilities, visits to the Bell Museum of Natural History, a tour of the University Theater at Rarig Center, and tours of the Dairy Barns and Raptor Center (St. Paul campus). These facilities are within walking distance of Shevlin Hall or accessible by the intercampus bus. There is a $75 materials fee to participate. Scholarships will be available based on need. The Davis Center does not provide transportation to and from camp. We will have a social gathering and program for families of participants at Shevlin Hall on the last day of the program. See the website for more information: Please return the information below to Linda R. Hinderscheit at the following email address by April 1, 2014. If you have questions, please e-mail hinde001@umn.edu. Name of child; Birthdate; Age; Grade in fall 2014; Name of parent(s); Address; Home phone; Work phone(s); Cell phone. -- Linda R. Hinderscheit
Camp Our Time
Mr. Taro Alexander
Founder & Director
330 West 42nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212-414-9696 ext.203
info@campourtime.org
www.campourtime.org
Camp Our Time is a two-week, sleep-away camp for kids who stutter, their young family members, and friends, ages 8-18. Enrollment is possible for 1 week if you prefer. The dates for our upcoming camp are August 4-18, 2014. Camp takes place at Blue Star Camps (an ACA Accredited Camp) in Hendersonville, North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. At Camp Our Time, participants meet other children who stutter, improve confidence and communication skills at all levels of speech fluency, and have a great time. Activities include athletics, speech therapy, water sports, horseback riding, performing and fine arts, special camp wide events, and much more. Tuition for Camp Our Time 2014 is $3,175 All-Inclusive Tuition / Limited Availability / Outstanding Counselor-to-Camper Ratio / Financial Aid Available for Tuition and Travel For questions or enrollment, please contact: Meg Hart, Associate Camp Director 828.393.4244 meg@campourtime.org www.campourtime.org
Freedom to Speak
Susan Cochrane, M.A., CCC-SLP
8619 North Shore Drive
Honeoye, NY 14471
(585) 329-0616 Cell
(585) 229-2985
freedomtospeak@frontiernet.net
www.stuttertherapy.com
Freedom to Speak is offering two summer intensive programs, treating adolescents/adults who stutter. Each stuttering program runs three weeks in length. Treatment approaches used include Integrated Approach, Avoidance Reduction Therapy, Acceptance and Committment Therapy and Mindfulness Training. The first eight participants to enroll for each program will be accepted. One month of follow-up treatment is included following the Intensive sessions. The July stuttering program will be held in Naples, Florida. The August stuttering program will be held in Honeoye, New York, on Honeoye Lake from August 4-22, 2014. Go to www.stuttertherapy for more information.
Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adolescents and Adults (ISCAA)
Rodney Gabel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Toledo, MS 119
Toledo, OH 43606
419-530-6682
rodney.gabel@utoledo.edu
Web Site
The Northwest Ohio Intensive Stuttering Clinics, in a partnership with the University of Toledo Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic, will be offering two intensive stuttering clinics. The first is the Intensive Stuttering Clinics for Children and their Families (ISCCF). The ISCFF will run from June 23rd to June 27th, 2014. The clinic will offer 30 hours of treatment for children 8-12 years of age and educational program for parents. The cost of the clinic is $600. The Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adolescents and Adults (ages 12 and older) will run from July 7th to July 18th, 2014. This program will include 60 hours of direct treatment (both groups & individual sessions), and cost $1,200. Both clinics will help participants find better ways to cope with their stuttering by developing positive coping strategies for dealing with stuttering. Both clinics are for individuals who are willing to invest a significant amount of time and energy to make meaningful changes in their speech and their lives. Fees include the price of all therapy and housing for the entire intensive portion of the clinic. These programs are supported by the Psi Iota Xi Sorority and other community partners.
SPEAK NOW (AGES 10 to 15)
Kim Banson Sabourin, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinical Supervisor/Instructor
Dept. of Comm. Science & Disorders
Temple University
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19022
215-310-8033
sabourin@temple.edu
Web Site
SPEAK NOW (AGES 10 to 15) will be held August 11-15, 2014. The Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders is offering a one-week day camp program for upper elementary school and young teens (Ages10-15) who stutter. The day camp will directed by Kim Sabourin, MA/CCC-SLP who is a board certified specialist in Fluency Disorders. Staff will also include graduate students from Temple University who are completing their training in Speech-Language Pathology. This camp will provide young people who stutter a supportive environment where they can develop their own goals about speaking and stuttering. Therapeutic activities will help participants learn more about the phenomenon of stuttering; develop their own plan for practice; develop strategies to manage the social and emotional challenges; and learn how to communicate to their parents about stuttering. Campers will engage in group and individual activities designed to assist them in achieving personal communication goals. Also, campers will participate in fun workshops from guest lectures who live successfully with stuttering and have gone on to have great careers as actors, athletes and speech-language pathologists. Prerequisite: Campers should have a documented diagnosis of stuttering from a speech-language pathologist. Please contact Kim Sabourin at 215-310-8033 or sabourin@temple.edu prior to registration to determine if your child is appropriate for enrollment. DATES: August 11-15, 2014 Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions Fee: $425.00 You can register online for this class at our web site.
Summer Day Camp for School-Age Children Who Stutter
Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Bill Wilkerson Center - VUMC
Dept Hearing/Speech Services
Med Ctr East/South Tower/Rm 6358
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 936-5174
ellen.m.kelly@vanderbilt.edu
Web Site
Summer Day Camp for School-Age Children Who Stutter The Summer Fluency Camp at the Bill Wilkerson Center for children and teens who stutter (ages 8-18) and their families will be held June 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 with the camp running from 8am to 5pm. It will be a great opportunity for children to: meet other kids who stutter; discuss stuttering openly with their parents and let them know what they can do to help; address the attitudes and emotions that may accompany their experiences with stuttering; pratice "tools" for handling communication, stuttered or not; and, use their creative skills to develop special performances to be shared on the last day of camp. Parents will: learn more about stuttering; share their stories with other parents of children who stutter; hear from stuttering experts (including adults who stutter, as well as speech-language pathologists); and observe and share their children's camp experiences. Our goal is to help children and teens who stutter become more confident communicators who are able to communicate how, where, when, and with whom they want! For more information and an application please visit our website: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/44619
Univ. of Utah Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Michael Blomgren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director
Dept./Comm. Sciences & Disorders
390 S. 1530 E., Rm. 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252
(801) 585-6152
EMail
Web Site
The University of Utah Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders offers a two-week intensive stuttering clinic for adults and adolescents (ages 15 and older). The clinic takes place on the beautiful U of U campus in Salt Lake City. The next clinic is offered from July 28 # August 8, 2014. The clinic runs weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes approximately 65 hours of treatment. The clinic fee is $1500. For further information including clinic applications, housing options, and scholarship opportunities, please visit our web site or contact Dr. Blomgren directly.
Wasatch Stuttering Management Program
Tom and Maria Gurrister, M.S., CCC-SLP
2120 East 3900 S, Ste 200
Holladay, UT 84124
(801) 308-0400
tgurrister@aol.com
www.stutteringinfo.com
The nonprofit Wasatch Stuttering Management Program for children ages 7-12 will be held the first week in August 2014. A summer day camp format involving outings, interactions with peers in social settings, and individual and group therapy. Scholarships may be available. Call or e-mail for additional information.
Precision Fluency Shaping Program
Ross Barrett, M.A., CCC-SLP
Program Director
Eastern Virginia Medical School
721 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 258
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757) 446-5938
rossbarrett@mac.com
An intensive 12-day behaviorally oriented treatment program for 10 years old to adult for stuttering. The program is administered approximately 12 times a year. The fee is $3695. This includes pre- and post-therapy assessments, therapy services, and post-therapy follow-ups for 1 year. Call or write for exact dates.
A Successful Stuttering Management Program
Kim Krieger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Workshop Director
Eastern Washington University
Dept. of Communication Disorders
Cheney, WA 99004
(509) 359-2302
(509) 701-2140
kk505@aol.com
www.ssmpmanual.com
The Successful Stuttering Management Program typically begins in late June and runs for three weeks for ages fourteen through adult. Refresher therapy sessions are offered yearly during the final week of the intensive. The fee for the three week program is $3,000 which includes therapy, therapy materials and room and board. Included is the cost of therapy for the refresher program the following summer. The cost for the refresher program alone is $1,000 which includes therapy, therapy materials and room and board. Some scholarships may be available, along with funding from the public schools and healthcare plans. Call or write for exact dates.
Camp BCAPS
British Columbia Assn. of People Who Stutter
12674 15th Avenue
White Rock BC V4A 1K3 Canada
(888) 301-2277
maustinson@shaw.ca
www.campbcaps.ca
Summer camp for children between the ages of 7-16 years (their parents, siblings, and friends are welcome) will be held at Silver Lake Forestry Centre, South of Peachland the Okanagan Valley. Priority is given to children and families from British Columbia. The objective is to have a summer fun outdoor experience that is free from ridicule and that provides a nurturing and supportive environment for children who stutter and their families. No formal speech therapy is given. However, information seminars will be given on topics such as bullying and teasing, self-advocacy, school issues, and living with a child who stutters. Check web site for dates.
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Holly Lomheim, MSLP, R.SLP
Clinical Director
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Suite 1500, College Plaza
8215-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C8 Canada
(780) 492-2619
(780) 492-8457
istar@ualberta.ca
www.istar.ualberta.ca
ISTAR offers 3-week intensive clinics (6 hrs per day) for adults in January and June and for teens (ages 11-18) in July. A 2-week intensive clinic (2 hrs per day) followed by a 4 day camp for children ages 7-11 and their families is offered in August. There are extended therapy programs available throughout the year for preschool children and others for whom intensive clinics are not suitable. Refresher clinics for individuals or small group maintenance sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Current prices for evaluation are $275.00; 3 week course for $4,400.00; funding options available. For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.