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.
Boulder FRIENDS Speak
Ryan Pollard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Colorado Boulder
Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
2501 Kittredge Loop Dr
Boulder, CO 80309
This week-long intensive therapy program is designed to build communication skills in teens who stutter. Within a supportive environment, campers will interact with others in activities designed to build confidence, better manage their stuttering, and communicate more effectively. The program includes individual and group therapy sessions and off-campus excursions. Parents and family members will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions and Q&A sessions on the last day of camp. Prior experience with stuttering treatment is recommended but not required. Campers can expect to meet other people their age who stutter, learn ways to make talking easier, and be encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings about stuttering. Parents/caregivers can expect to meet and share experiences with other parents, learn more about stuttering, treatment options, and support available for teens who stutter AND their families $400 program fee (lunch included, financial assistance is available). Please call 303-492-3066 or email email@example.com for information and registration.
Anne Bothe Marcotte, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Georgia
Speech & Hearing Clinic
593 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602
The University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic provides several intensive summer programs for children and adults, including a 2-week treatment program for adolescents and adults who stutter to be held July 11-22, 2016.
This intensive prolonged speech program focuses on speech skills while incorporating personal support and guidance for individual needs. Multiple speaking conditions, group and individual practice with self- and clinician-managed activities, and transition activities.
Program fee $500 plus materials fee $75 (sliding fee scale available).
Follow-up treatment or collaboration with other clinicians can be arranged as needed (not included in summer fees).
NW Ctr for Fluency Disorders Interprofessional Intensive Stuttering Clinic
Dan Hudock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Idaho State University
Speech and Hearing Clinic
650 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
This residential two-week intensive clinic runs July 30th-August 13th, 2016. It includes speech-language pathology and counseling graduate students and professionals working with clients who stutter through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Overt stuttering is treated using individualized methods based on client preferences. The clinic focuses on overcoming obstacles, reframing, understanding the process involved with these changes, and generalization through many community interactions and trips. Clinic fees are $1,500, which includes room and board, food, participation in a high adventure course, and all clinic related costs (travel to Pocatello is not included). Thanks in-part to charitable donations, many partial to full scholarships are available. Please contact Dr. Dan Hudock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 282-4403 for more information.
UI Speaks for Teens
Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Iowa
Wendell Johnson Spch/Hear. Clinic
Iowa City, IA 52242
A week-long residential program for teenagers between 13-18 years old is being held June 5-11, 2016 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
2016 Semi-Intensive Stuttering Therapy Program: June 6-23 for 3-7 year olds. July 11-28: for Middle School and High School ages. Call for more information.
The format is a combination of individual and group sessions, as well as parent training. 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
The NEFP offers summer programs in June, July and August for children and teens and one program for adults starting in late May. Please see our website for specific program dates. The programs are conducted over a 3-week period; 5 days per week, 7 hours per day. All programs are held in Boston on the campus Emerson College. The NEFP is an integrated program, where we treat stuttering on a behavioral, cognitive and emotional level. We focus on reducing communication fear and avoidance behaviors, accepting one's stuttering, and motor retraining strategies to reduce vocal tract tension and improve fluency. The treatment model includes group and individual instruction and discussion, mindfulness based meditation and stress reduction sessions, weekly parent counseling for children/teen groups, generalization activities including phone calls, visits to shopping centers, and a formal speech to familiar and unfamiliar listeners. Following the intensive phase of treatment, one hour weekly group sessions are offered throughout the summer to support clients during their maintenance phase of treatment. In September, we offer a complimentary workshop for speech pathologists who are treating our graduates in the school setting. Group maintenance sessions are also provided during the next academic year for a small session fee. The program fee is $4,300. Partial scholarships may be available. Please call, email, or visit our website for more details.
Worcester State University Summer Program for Children and Teens Who Stutter
Ann T. Veneziano-Korzec, M.S., CCC-SLP
Worcester State University
Ghosh Science & Technology Center
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
This four week program consists of individual and group sessions for children and teens who stutter and their parents. Participants will learn ways to better manage their communication.
DATE: Two mornings a week, Tuesday & Thursday, June 28 through July 21, 2016
TIME: 9:00am - Noon
LOCATION: Worcester State University, Ghosh Science & Technology Center, 486 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01602
Requests for a payment schedule or sliding scale may be made directly to Ann T. Veneziano-Korzec, Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Center.
Camp Shout Out
Julie Raynor, M.A., CCC-SLP
Muskegon, MI 49443
Camp Shout Out is a one-of-a-kind residential therapy experience held at a recreational summer camp for children with fluency disorders ages 8-18 and an intensive clinical training program for accepted speech-language pathologists and graduate students. Campers participate in small and large group therapeutic activities designed to assist them in achieving personal communication goals. An optional Leadership-in-Training program is offered for high school campers. The Treatment and Training Program at Camp Shout Out is directed by Kristin Chmela and includes additional fluency specialists who serve as faculty. For more information please visit our website, www.campshoutout.org.
University of Minnesota Kids Who Stutter Camp
University of Minnesota
The Davis Center in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, announces its annual summer program for children who stutter from Monday, June 13, 2016, to Friday, June 17, 2016. 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 may 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: http://cla.umn.edu/davis-center/stuttering-services/kids-who-stutter Please return the information below to Linda R. Hinderscheit at the following email address by April 1, 2016. If you have questions, please e-mail email@example.com. Name of child; Birthdate; Age; Grade in fall 2016; Name of parent(s); Address; Home phone; Work phone(s); Cell phone.
Mr. Taro Alexander
Founder & Director
55 West 39th Street, Ste. 1001
New York, NY 10018
Camp SAY 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 2-16, 2016. Camp takes place at Blue Star Camps (an ACA Accredited Camp) in Hendersonville, North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. At Camp SAY, 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. 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, Camp Director 828.393.4244 firstname.lastname@example.org www.campsay.org
Freedom to Speak
Susan Cochrane, M.A., CCC-SLP
8619 North Shore Drive
Honeoye, NY 14471
(585) 329-0616 Cell
The Freedom to Speak Intensive Treatment Program for adolescents/adults who stutter, will be held from July 18 - August 5th. The Program is located in Honeoye, New York on beautiful Honeoye Lake. A variety of approaches are used including; Avoidance Reduction Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Stuttering Modification and Fluency Shaping. Significant attention is given to socially appropriate interaction. Six participants will be accepted. Interaction with Ms. Cochrane begins upon registration. Assessment and follow-up is included.
Visit www.stuttertherapy.com for more information.
FMPC Fluency Management Program of the Carolinas
Patrick Briley, M.S., CCC-SLP
East Carolina University
Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic
Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27834
Fluency Management Program of the Carolinas (FMPC) is an intensive three-week summer program for people ages 13 and older who stutter. The purpose of the fluency program is to help participants better manage their stuttering through fluency stabilizing and fluency enhancing techniques as well as dealing with the psychological aspects of stuttering.
July 11, 2016-July 28, 2016 ~ 8:30am-12:30pm ~ cost $400.
The deadline for enrollment is June 6, 2016. Contact us for details or to request an application.
FACEtime Summer Camp (Fluency, Attitude & Communication Effectiveness)
Lauren Masuga, M.A., CCC-SLP
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is having their first ever summer camp for kids who stutter between the ages of 9-16 years. Camp will be held July 18-July 21, 2016 from 9-3:30 P.M. The format will be a combination of individual and group sessions and will also incorporate parent training. Campers will have the opportunity to go out into the community to practice strategies and personal goals in real life situations. Cost of the camp is $380.00 (other funding options may be available). Call 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
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 July 11th to July 15th, 2016. 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 $400. The Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adolescents and Adults (ages 12 and older) will run from July 11th to July 22nd, 2016. This program will include 60 hours of direct treatment (both groups & individual sessions), and cost $800. 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 an unnamed donor.
Let Me Finish
Ms. Francis Connelly
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
510 E North Broadway
Columbus, OH 43214
LET ME FINISH
June 6 - August 12, 2016
More about LET ME FINISH!
- School-age children from elementary through high school
- 10 week summer camp, led by a Speech-Language Pathologist
- Meets Thursdays, 10-11:00am
- Four to six children in each group
- Children are encouraged to set personal goals
- May include one trip off campus.
*Parents are invited to observe and are offered suggestions for home practice.
To register or for more information please call 614.263.5151
Kristin Mangan, M.A., CCC-SLP
SLP and Assistant Professor
OR Health & Science University
Mail Code: CDRC
707 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR 97239
Camp More - an Overnight Summer Camp for Kids who Stutter
Camp More is a place for teens who stutter to improve communication skills and build self-confidence. Its mission is to empower young people who stutter while at camp and beyond, to do more: find their voice and use it more, build more confidence and self-acceptance in themselves, and to establish more connections and friendships with peers. They need a multiday experience that provides them with a safe, accepting, and positive environment to break down barriers and find their voice and the courage to use it.
This year's inaugural camp will be held July 13 - 17, 2016 at Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon, and campers will spend 5 days and 4 nights engaged in an array of recreational activities ranging from challenge courses, archery, kayaking, hiking, yoga, journaling, painting, swimming, group therapy, basketball, and more.
To learn more or apply online, visit www.campmorenw.com.
For questions please contact Kristin Mangan at email@example.com.
SPEAK NOW (AGES 10 to 16)
Kim Banson Sabourin, MA, CCC-SLP
Dept. of Comm. Science & Disorders
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19022
SPEAK NOW CAMP (AGES 10 to 16) August 1-5, 2016 Fee $445 (financial support is available) Temple University Ambler Campus 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 both group and individual activities designed to assist them in achieving personal communication goals. The camp also includes education and participation of parents and families with the camp director who is a speech-language pathologist and specialist in fluency disorders as well as guest mentors who live successfully with stuttering. Prerequisite: Campers should have a documented diagnosis of stuttering from a speech-language pathologist. Please contact Kim Sabourin at 215-310-8033 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registration to determine if your child is appropriate for enrollment. For more information, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakNow2014/ or register online: http://ambler.temple.edu/academics/summer-education-camps
Camp TALKS - 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
Camp TALKS (Talking And Learning with Kids who Stutter)
June 6-10, 2016 Vanderbilt University
Purpose: Helping children and teens who stutter become more confident communicators! Addressing the "ABCs" (affective/emotional, behavioral, and cognitive/thinking aspects of stuttering).
Staff: Led by speech-language pathologists who specialize in stuttering and assisted by graduate students in speech-language pathology.
Parents: Included directly on Day 1 (to learn what their children will be doing and to meet and talk with one another) and on Day 5 (to celebrate what their children have accomplished)!
Cost: $500 for the five-day program. Scholarships are available!
Information: A video from Camp TALKS 2015 and an application may be found on our website: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/44619
Volunteer Your Voice Summer Camp
Tricia Hedinger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Tim Saltuklaroglu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
1600 Peyton Manning Pass
Knoxville, TN 37996
The Volunteer Your Voice ('VYV') Summer Camp is a one-week camp for children ages 8-15 with speech, language and/or hearing impairments. The camp consists of 2 half days (8:30-11:30) on campus at The UT Hearing and Speech Center in Knoxville, TN, followed by a 3 day/2 night stay at The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Daily individual and group therapy sessions are provided along with many opportunities to practice targeted speech skills in "real life" situations (e.g., hiking, mealtimes, hanging out with friends). The VYV Camp combines intense therapy with a great camping adventure! Guest speakers and local celebrities who have experienced life with communication disorders will share their experiences and discuss how their speech did not hold them back in life. Ms. Hedinger and Dr. Saltuklaroglu both have specialties in stuttering disorders.
Dates: June 6-10, 2016
Cost: $360 (includes all snacks meals, transportation to Tremont, lodging, camp t-shirt, a mini-flashlight, a customized home program, and 2 follow-up group sessions).
To register or obtain more information, call or email Tricia. Registration is now open! Limited spaces available.
Camp Dream. Speak. Live.
Courtney Byrd, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lang Stuttering Institute
The University of Texas at Austin
2504A Whitis Ave. (1100)
Austin, TX 78712-0114
Translating theory to practice is core to the mission of UT Austin's Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute and is emphasized across the wide variety of community outreach programs offered. Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is a primary example of this translational research emphasis. Through the generous gift of Michael and Tami Lang, Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is entirely free of charge and yet the benefit to each child who attends is of meaningful, lasting value. Goals for the children who attend this program include improving communication attitudes and communication effectiveness, as well as increasing resiliency, leadership skills, and self-advocacy. Preliminary data suggest that participation in Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is of significant benefit to the campers in terms of facilitating positive attitudes towards their communication abilities and decreasing the negative impact of stuttering on their lives. Dates for our annual day camp are Monday, June 6, 2016 through Friday, June 10, 2016. We invite you to view our summer camp highlights video as well as our slideshow and experience the magic of Camp Dream. Speak. Live. where our campers say what they what they want to say - there is no doubt you will be able to see just how big their brave is!
Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program
Farzan Irani, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP
Dept of Communication Disorders
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245 # 6599
Texas State University's Department of Communication Disorders offers the Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program for Adolescents and Adults (CSTP) every summer. The CSTP includes a 2-week (10-day) intensive program (July 11-22, 2016) with 60 hours of direct therapy and follow-up therapy using Webconferencing (telepractice) for the following academic year (September through May). The program is designed to help adolescents and adults (12 years of age and older) learn skills to better manage stuttering in everyday communication situations. For more information about the program, please visit our website http://www.health.txstate.edu/slhclinic/programs/cstp.html or call/email Dr. Irani.
Univ. of Utah Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Michael Blomgren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dept./Comm. Sciences & Disorders
390 S. 1530 E., Rm. 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252
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 August 1 - August 12, 2016. 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
The nonprofit Wasatch Stuttering Management Program for children ages 8-16 will be held the first week in August 2016 and will now run for (8) full days - Monday, 8/1/16 through Tuesday, 8/9/16 (except for Sunday). A summer day camp format involving outings, interactions with peers in social settings, and individual and group therapy. Scholarships may be available to those demonstrating financial need. Call or email for additional information.
Precision Fluency Shaping Program
Ross Barrett, M.A., CCC-SLP
EVMS Stuttering Center
4111 Monarch Way Ste 515
Norfolk, VA 23508
An intensive 12-day behaviorally oriented treatment program for 12 years old to adult for stuttering. The program is administered approximately 12 times a year. The fee is $3,995. This includes post-therapy assessments, and follow-ups as needed. Call or write for exact dates.
A Successful Stuttering Management Program
Kim Krieger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Eastern Washington University
Dept. of Communication Disorders
Cheney, WA 99004
The Successful Stuttering Management Program typically begins June 27, 2016 and runs for three weeks ending July 15, 2016 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.
Summer Intensive Stuttering Workshop for Teens
Elyse Lambeth, M.S., CCC-SLP
Melissa Kokaly, M.S., CCC-SLP
University of Washington
Speech and Hearing Clinic
4131 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
The Summer Intensive Stuttering Workshop for Teens (aged 13-17) will take place over 5 consecutive days at the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Clinic. Through a combination of individual treatment sessions and group activities, teen participants will learn stuttering management and fluency-enhancing techniques, and work to transfer those skills into their real-life environments. Teens will work alongside their peers who also stutter to develop healthy attitudes and emotional responses to their stuttering. Parents of teens are also expected to participate during scheduled portions of the workshop including: a parent interview; a SLP-facilitated parent education discussion; a panel presentation with adults who stutter; and a final group presentation on the last day of the Workshop.
Monday, June 20th - Friday, June 24th, 2016. Participants arrive at clinic: 9:50 am daily; Participants leave clinic: 3:30 pm daily.
We have received a generous grant from the Seattle Children's Childhood Communication Center to cover the costs for the Workshop this year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Elyse Lambeth at 206-987-5630 or e-mail email@example.com.
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Holly Lomheim, MSLP, R.SLP
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Suite 1500, College Plaza
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2C8 Canada
ISTAR offers 3-week intensive clinics (6 hrs per day) for adults in January and for teens (ages 11-18) in July. For June 2016, we offer an adult intensive clinic consisting of 10 hours of individual therapy followed by a 2-week intensive clinic for a price of $3,924.00. 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 for a price of $3,080.00. 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 $280.00; 3 week course for $4,600.00; funding options available. For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.