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.
Summer Stuttering Camp 2018
Dr. Pei-Tzu Tsai, CCC-SLP
San Jose State University
Kay Armstead Ctr for Comm Disorder
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0079
Summer Stuttering Camp 2019
When: June 17 - June 21 (Monday - Friday), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: San Jose State University campus
This 5-morning day camp is designed for school-age children who stutter and would like to gain more confidence in their everyday communication.
Campers will participate in individual therapy and group activities to learn about stuttering, develop strategies for challenging situations, and work towards effective and confident communication. This camp provides unique opportunities for children who stutter to apply new skills, take new perspectives, and build new friendships.
Fee: No fee is charged, though we welcome donations to the SJSU Tower Foundation.
Application: Download at https://bit.ly/2UpqBrd.
For questions, please contact Dr. Pei-Tzu Tsai, CCC-SLP, at email@example.com
Dr. Ryan Pollard, CCC-SLP
Lee Caggiano, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
University of Colorado Boulder
Speech Language and Hearing Clinic
2501 Kittredge Loop Dr
Boulder, CO 80309
This week-long (June 10 - 15, 2019) intensive therapy program is designed to build communication skills in teens who stutter (ages 11-18). 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.
The camp is a collaborative effort between the University of Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado, and FRIENDS: The National Association for Young People Who Stutter. Financial assistance is available through a grant from the Scottish Rite Foundation (daily lunch included).
Please call 303-492-3066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration.
P-A-T-S Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering
Dr. Nathan Maxfield, CCC-SLP
University of South Florida
Dept of Comm Sciences & Disorders
4202 E Fowler Ave PCD4015
Tampa, FL 33620
P-A-T-S ~ Program for the Advanced Treatment of Stuttering
PATS is an intensive, non-residential, day-program for pre-teens (11+), teens and adults with persistent stuttering diagnosed in childhood.
Discover and gain control.
Succeed through practice.
Become your own speech clinician.
PATS participants will...
~ Learn about speech anatomy, speech sound formation, and behaviors that define stuttering.
~ Dissect your stuttering to understand exactly how and why your speech gets interrupted physically.
~ Begin to take control of your stuttering by modifying it.
~ Learn how to speak with greater fluency through careful planning, shaping, and highlighting of utterances.
~ Learn how to maintain your new skills by setting realistic goals, understanding how stress affects speech tool use, and learning to conquer fear in speaking.
Dates: July 8-26, 2019 (Monday-Friday)
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of South Florida, Tampa campus
$1,260* for the entire (3 week) program
$420 refresher course (1 week) for past clients
* (includes 90 hours of treatment and a treatment manual. Participants must bring their own lunch/snacks/drinks.)
Program Director: Nathan Maxfield, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
TO ENROLL, please contact:
USF Speech Clinic, (813) 974-9844
NW Ctr for Fluency Disorders Interprofessional Intensive Stuttering Clinic
Dr. Dan Hudock, CCC-SLP
Idaho State University
Speech and Hearing Clinic
650 Memorial Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
Our 2018 residential two-week adolescent and adult intensive interprofessional clinic runs during the last two full weeks in July (14th - 28th) at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID.
Nationally recognized and certified Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, and Psychologists, work with graduate student clinicians and clients who stutter at a 1:1:1 ratio for SLP student, Counseling/Psychology student, and client using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat covert (emotional, psychological, and social) aspects of stuttering, while individualized methods based on client preference are used to treat overt stuttering. The clinic focuses on overcoming obstacles, cognitive reframing, understanding the change process, and generalization through many community interactions and trips including Jackson, WY Grand Teton / Yellowstone National Parks. The cost to attend the clinic is $1,000, which includes lodging (ISU Housing), a $150 ISU food card, adventure course participation, t-shirt, and all other clinic-related expenses. Some scholarships are available. Please contact Dr. Dan Hudock at email@example.com or (208) 282-4403 for more information.
Speech IRL 'The S-Word'
Ms. Katie Gore, M.A., CCC-SLP
73 W Monroe Ste 315
Chicago, IL 60657
Speech IRL offers a two-week adult intensive program August 5-17, 2019 (not including weekend).
The S-Word is an immersive two-week experience designed to tackle the physical, mental, emotional, and practical life issues that accompany stuttering.
The program includes 50 hours of therapy, individualized homework assignments, an outdoor adventure experience, family education day, customized maintenance plan, and 1 follow up individual session which can be completed over Skype.
UI Speaks for Teens
Dr. Patricia Zebrowski, 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 3-9, 2018 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
Dr. John Tetnowski, Ph.D, CCC-SLP
Anne Williams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Univ of Louisiana Lafayette Campus
2019 Semi-Intensive Stuttering Therapy Program:
June 10-28 for 3-7 year olds.
July 8-26: for Middle School and High School ages.
Call for more information (337)-482-6490 (Staci Thomas, Clinic Secretary)
The format is a combination of individual and group sessions, as well as parent training.
The cost is FREE!
Both Dr. Tetnowski and Ms. Williams are BCS-F.
Camp Words Unspoken
Mr. Brandon Towle
PO Box 143
Westfield, MA 01085
Camp Words Unspoken is coming to Western Mass! August 18-22,2020 will mark the launch of the inaugural week of this amazing overnight camp experience for children and teens who stutter.
Camp Words Unspoken founder, Brandon Towle, is the driving force behind this much needed and only New England camp of this type. CWU provides an innovative therapy approach and outdoor adventure, in a safe and supportive environment!
Nestled in East Otis, MA on beautiful Larkum Lake, camp activities include swimming, canoeing, water trampoline, paddle boarding, arts & crafts, amphitheater group activities, archery, athletic field games, basketball and much more!!
Therapeutic activities will be conducted by certified speech language pathologists from Northeasten University, Mass General Hospital, Southern Connecticut State University, Boston Public Schools, private practices and more! In addition graduate students from various college communication disorder programs will be in attendance as well to be an assistance.
Enrollment for campers and grad students begins next month! Ages 8 - 18.
Early Bird camper Registration: NOV 10th-Dec 9th
General Registration: Begins Dec 10th
For more information please visit campwordsunspoken.org .
New England Fluency Program
Ms. Adriana DiGrande, M.S., CCC-SLP
19 Muzzey Street, Suite 311
Lexington, MA 02421-5211
The NEFP offers one summer program for adults starting in early June and three additional programs for children and teens, starting in late June through August. 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
Ms. Joan E. Butterworth, M.S., CCC-SLP
Worcester State University
Ghosh Science & Technology Center
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602
Our four-week program includes individual and group sessions for children and teens who stutter and their parents/caregivers. The program will focus on ways to help participants increase knowledge about stuttering and confidence about communicating as they learn ways to better manage communication and speech behaviors. Parents/caregivers will learn how to support their children’s communication by participating in group sessions with other parents/caregivers and sessions with their children.
The program will be run by Joan E. Butterworth, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-F.
Ms. Butterworth is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Speech Language Pathology, certified as a speech-language pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and certified as a fluency specialist by the American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders.
This year’s program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center from 9 a.m. – noon during the following weeks:
The Worcester State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center is located in the Ghosh Science & Technology Center at 486 Chandler Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Please contact Joan E. Butterworth, if you are interested in participating in our Fourteenth Annual Summer Program for Children and Teens Who Stutter.
Camp Shout Out
Ms. Kristin Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP,
Board Certified Specialist-Fluency
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
612-624-7586 ~ fax
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 17, 2019, to Friday, June 21, 2019.
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 $100 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, 2019. If you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of child; Birthdate; Age; Grade in fall 2019; Name of parent(s); Address; Home phone; Work phone(s); Cell phone.
Mr. Travis Robertson
247 West 37th St, 5th Fl
New York, NY 10018
(212)414-9696 ext. 203
Camp SAY is a two-week, ACA-accredited sleep-away camp for young people who stutter, their young family members, & friends, ages 8-18 (reduced length stays are also available). Summer dates are July 29 - August 12, 2019, and camp takes place at Pocono Springs Camp, a newly-renovated, 60-acre, $8 million, state-of-the art camp facility, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains (just 75 miles from New York City & 100 miles from Philadelphia).
Camp SAY is the life-changing camp that blends the finest traditional summer camp experience with unique programs that help young people who stutter build self-confidence and communication skills at all levels of speech fluency. Campers also meet about 160 young people who stutter, and forge friendships to last a lifetime. Activities include athletics, speech therapy, water sports, performing & fine arts, special camp-wide events, and much more. At Camp SAY, we are fully committed to creating an unparalleled environment of acceptance, and encouragement, so your child’s time at camp is one of the richest and most rewarding life experiences.
Sliding Scale Tuition & Travel/Limited Availability/Outstanding Counselor-to-Camper Ratio. Learn more and enroll at: CampSAY.org, and contact our Camp Director Meg Hart at: Meg@SAY.org, or 646-403-3522, with any questions or to receive a Camp SAY information package. Watch a Camp SAY video message from actor Paul Rudd, and our other camp videos at: campsay.org/parents. Take a virtual tour at: bit.ly/campsaytour.
FMPC Fluency Management Program of the Carolinas
Mr. 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 children, teens, and adults who stutter. The purpose of the fluency program is to help participants better manage their stuttering through fluency stabilizing and fluency enhancing techniques while also working towards reduction of avoidance behaviors that are commonly associated with stuttering.
June 10, 2019 - June 27, 2019
8:30am-12:30pm ~ cost $400.
Contact us for details or to request an application.
Dr. Rodney Gabel, CCC-SLP
3409 N Holland-Sylvania Rd
Toledo, OH 43615
Each summer the Gabel Center will be offering a week-long Intensive Clinic for People Who Stutter and Their Families; this year the dates are July 8th-12th, 2019.
This program will include 35 hours of therapeutic and educational experiences. The fee for service is $350 ($10 an hour).
Please contact Dr. Gabel for more information (email@example.com; 419-575-2855) or to enroll. More information can be found at www.gabelcenter.org.
Dr. Gabel is BCS-F.
FACEtime Summer Camp (Fluency, Attitude & Communication Effectiveness)
Ms. Lauren Masuga, M.A., CCC-SLP
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is having a summer camp for kids who stutter between the ages of 9-16 years. Camp will be held July 29-August 1, 2019 from 9-3:30 P.M.
The format will be a combination of individual and group therapy 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 $415.00 (other funding options may be available). Call for more information.
Let Me Finish
Ms. Anna Lichtenstein, M.A.,CCC-SLP
Lauren Polster, M.S.,CCC-SLP
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
510 E North Broadway
Columbus, OH 43214
LET ME FINISH
Let Me Finish is a well-rounded program for teens who stutter that encourages team building, self-confidence, mentorship, and self-advocacy. Campers will foster independence, build friendships, and develop communication effectiveness through stuttering education, increased awareness, problem solving, and acceptance. Working towards these objectives will help campers gain control of their communicative success while reducing frustration and negative attitudes towards difficult speaking situations. Let Me Finish is designed to meet each camper#s individual needs in a semi-intensive, hands on atmosphere. LMF will impact not only teens who stutter, but also their family members, the stuttering community, and the general public. We hope to increase community awareness and education about fluency disorders.
- Four consecutive half days
- June and August sessions
- Run by two licensed speech language pathologists
- Age range: middle and high school students
- A maximum of 12 campers per session
To register or for more information call (614) 263-5151
Ms. Kristin Mangan, M.A., CCC-SLP
SLP & Assistant Professor at OHSU
Sarah Herr Davies, M.S., CCC-SLP
SLP with Portland Public S.D.
7373 SW 25th Ave
Portland, OR 97219
Camp More - an Overnight Summer Camp for Kids and Teens who Stutter.
Camp More is a place for kids and 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. There is not a speech therapy or tools component to Camp More, but instead a focus on 'doing more' and 'talking more' is embedded into camp curriculum.
This year's camp will be held July 29th-August 3rd, 2018 at Camp Magruder in Rockaway Beach, Oregon, and campers will spend 6 days and 5 nights engaged in an array of recreational activities ranging from archery, kayaking, art, hiking, yoga, journaling, painting, drama, swimming, basketball, and more. To learn more or apply online, visit www.campmorenw.com.
For questions please contact Kristin Mangan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-568-2259 OR Sarah Herr Davies at email@example.com or 503-505-3577.
Dr. Jessica Fanning, CCC-SLP
HEDCO Dir Fluency Program
University of Oregon
Communication Disorders & Sciences
1655 Alder St
Eugene, OR 97403
The University of Oregon Fluency Program provides several intensive summer options for children, teens, and adults who experience disfluency due to stuttering, cluttering, and/or acquired neurogenic stuttering.
One intensive camp, Youngsters Experiencing Stuttering--YES Camp, occurs July 1-July 18, 2019 (Mondays-Fridays) from 9:00am – 12:00pm. This camp is designed for children ages 3-years to 8-years and their families. There are school-age intensive opportunities during weeks of July 22, July 29, & August 5th. The YES Camp includes individual, small-group, and large-group activities for campers as well as caregiver and sibling training sessions twice weekly. The family-centered approach supports increased speech fluency for campers by coordinating family goals, strategies, and beliefs within each family's community and culture. Campers will learn how to produce easy, relaxed speech across meaningful social settings. Depending on each camper's awareness of and/or reactions to stuttering, they can also learn responsive strategies that can be used before, during, and after real stuttering. Active, multimedia home programs are established to support the camper's continued progress during the 3-week YES Camp and beyond into meaningful environments. In addition to fluency specialists (and speech-language pathology graduate clinicians), the camps might include counselors (to extend service opportunities for caregivers and siblings) and service animals (to expand fluency-enhancing conditions offered to campers). This powerful interdisciplinary approach synthesizes links between disciplines to coordinate individualized, family-centered approaches to fluency treatment. The YES Camp program fee is $375 (includes daily snack & all materials). The UO offers a generous sliding scale to ensure that families are not excluded for financial reasons.
Individual treatment options exist over the 6-week summer term (July 1-August 9, 2019) at the University of Oregon HEDCO Fluency Center, including intensive individual intervention:
(a) school-age children who stutter &/or clutter;
(b) school-age children with language-based disfluency or acquired neurological stuttering; and
(c) adults who stutter.
Please call 541-346-0923 for additional information about any of the fluency programs as well as summer registration opportunities. Please contact Dr. Jessica Fanning via email with questions about fluency services at the University of Oregon (firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-346-2539).
Ms. Kim Banson Sabourin, MA, CCC-SLP
Dept. of Comm. Science & Disorders
110 Weiss Hall, 1701 N 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19022
SPEAK NOW - Summer Camp for Adolescents Who Stutter.
August 5-9, 2019 Temple University Ambler Campus
Speak Now is designed to provide young people (ages 8 - 16) who stutter a supportive environment where they can develop their own goals about speaking and stuttering. The camp is under the direction of Kim Sabourin, who is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. Therapeutic activities help campers 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. Individual and group speech therapy sessions are conducted by graduate students from the Temple University Speech-Language Hearing Center.
Campers should have a documented diagnosis of stuttering from a speech-language pathologist.
To register, contact Kim Sabourin at (215) 310-8033 or email@example.com, or online at https://noncredit.temple.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=7910694
Tuition $265/week* includes $30 non-refundable registration fee. Camp tuition includes all camp activities and transportation by van to and from Temple's Main Campus to Temple University Ambler. There is no charge for the daily individual and the daily group speech therapy sessions.
*Tuition assistance is available up to $235 per camper.
Camp TALKS - Summer Day Camp for School-Age Children Who Stutter
Dr. Ellen Kelly, CCC-SLP
Jack K. Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Bill Wilkerson Ctr VUMC, Dept
Hearing/Speech Sciences, Medical
Ctr E, So Tower, 1215 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232
Camp TALKS (Talking And Learning with Kids who Stutter)
June 3-7, 2019 at Vanderbilt University
Purpose: Helping children and teens (8-16 years of age) 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, and former campers (now counselors).
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 the application and scholarship forms may be found on our website: http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/stutteringcamp.
Volunteer Your Voice Summer Camp
Ms. 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 3-7, 2019
Cost: $360 (includes all snacks meals, transportation to Tremont, lodging, camp t-shirt, a mini-flashlight, a customized home program, and a follow-up group session).
To register or obtain more information, call or email Tricia. Registration is now open! Limited spaces available.
Camp Dream. Speak. Live.
Dr. Courtney Byrd, CCC-SLP
Lang Stuttering Institute
The University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave A0720
Austin, TX 78712-0114
Translating theory to practice is core to the mission of The University of Texas at Austin's Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute within the Moody College of Communication and is emphasized across the wide variety of evidence-based community outreach programs offered. Camp Dream. Speak. Live. is a primary example of our emphasis on translational research as it has been proven to achieve the following for children (ages 4-18) who stutter: 1) increase their positive perception of their ability to establish peer to peer relationships 2) increase their communication competence and improve how they feel about their ability to communicate 3) enhance their leadership skills 4) lessen the influence of stuttering on their overall quality of life.
Dates for our annual day camp are Monday, June 17, 2019 through Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:00am-3:00pm with the option of extended hours until 5:00pm. For out of town, and international families, a limited number of on-campus dorm rooms for parent and child will be available for reservation. There is no set cost to attend, though we ask all families to make a donation to help expand our efforts as the waitlist of children from around the world who want to attend far exceeds the number of children we are able to serve. Requests to attend can be made via our website; a lottery for attendees will be conducted at the beginning of March. All remaining families will be notified of their child's place on our wait list.
We invite you to view a video about our summer camp experience where our campers demonstrate the value of advocating on behalf of themselves and others https://vimeo.com/242636384.
Comprehensive Stuttering Therapy Program
Dr. Farzan Irani, CCC-SLP
Dept of Communication Disorders
Willow Hall 249
200 Bobcat Way
Round Rock, TX 78665
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 intensive program (July 8-19, 2019; 1-6 PM on weekdays) with approximately 50 hours of direct therapy. Follow-up therapy using Webconferencing (telepractice) for the following academic year (September - December 2019 and February - May 2020) is included. The Program will be offered at our new state of the art campus in Round Rock starting summer 2019. 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 or the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (512-716-2600).
Ms. Tricia Krauss-Lehrman, MMS/CCC-SLP
Ms. Molly Augustine, MS, CCC-SLP
Holland Speech & Consulting LLC
416 W Bethel Rd
Coppell, TX 75019
Hello! We are so excited to announce our first ever camp for kids who stutter, Speak Up!, at Holland Speech and Consulting!! Speak Up! will be held during the month of June at our Holland clinic in Coppell on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. It is a camp for children ages 6-12 who have previously had or are currently receiving speech therapy services for stuttering. Through a fun camp atmosphere, we will be reviewing and practicing different fluency shaping and stuttering modification strategies as well as addressing a different hot topic in today's stuttering world at each session! There will be large and small group activities led by two speech language pathologists with a combined total of over 40 years of experience in stuttering and UTD graduate students who will bring fresh, creative, and fun ideas for games and activities! Speak Up! will be a great place for your child to meet other kids their age who stutter in a safe, yet engaging environment!
We do require that your child currently be receiving speech therapy services so that we may continue working on the fluency shaping (easy onset, pausing, slower rate) and stuttering modification strategies (cancellations, pull-outs, easy repetitions). Unfortunately, during Speak Up!, we will not have the ability to meet with children individually to identify their best strategies if they have not already been identified. If your child is not currently receiving services, but this is something you are interested in, please let us know and we can discuss possibly starting individual therapy sessions at this time.
Please visit our website: http://www.hollandspeech.com/groupform.html for more information about Speak Up! If you are interested in signing up for camp, you can fill out a "Group Interest Form" on the Holland website. Please let us know if you have any questions at all! We look forward to working with you and your child this summer!
Univ. of Utah Intensive Stuttering Clinic for Adults and Adolescents
Julia Lidgard, M.S., CCC-SLP
Dept Comm Sciences & Disorders
390 S. 1530 E., Rm. 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0252
The University of Utah offers a two-week intensive stuttering clinic for adults and adolescents (ages 15 and older). The clinic takes place on the beautiful University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. The next clinic is July 22 - August 2, 2019 and runs weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and includes approximately 65 hours of treatment. The clinic fee is $1,500.
Stuttering is a multidimensional disorder that demands a multidimensional treatment approach. At its core, stuttering is a disorder of speech motor control. But the disorder of stuttering is more than just the stuttering; it also involves a lifetime of dealing with the anxiety and avoidances caused by the stuttering. Utilizing a variety of biofeedback instruments combined with group support therapies, the clinic targets improved fluency with stuttering and anxiety management.
For further information including clinic applications, housing options, and financial aid opportunities, please visit our web site or contact Julia Lidgard.
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 Monday, July 29, 2019 through Saturday, August 3, 2019.
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.
Successful Stuttering Management Program
Ms. Kim Krieger, M.S., CCC-SLP
Eastern Washington University
Dept of Comm. Sciences & Disorders
The Successful Stuttering Management Program summer 2019 will be a 9 day adolescent program. It is a full day of therapy to include transfer in real-life situations.
We are a stuttering modification program that promotes acceptance of stuttering and fear reduction as the foundation. Components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are incorporated.
The total cost of the program is $1,300 which includes therapy, therapy materials, housing and meals.
The dates are June 22 - June 29, 2019.
Interprofessional Rehabilitation Clinic
Ms. Caroline Bredeson, S-LP
University of Ottawa
1750 Russell Rd
Ottawa ON K1G 5Z6 Canada
The University of Ottawa offers a 1-week summer day-camp for youth who stutter from July 8-12, 2019. Fees last year were $500 and will be similar in 2019.
The program is designed to give youth who stutter, ages 9-14, a safe and supportive place in which to "let stuttering out." By studying their own pattern of stuttering, they are guided in making decisions about how to manage their speech. The focus of camp will be learning to work through challenging speaking situations, gaining confidence and resiliency, fostering support amongst peers who stutter, and establishing short- and long-term communication goals for the next school year. Speech-related work will be interspersed with a daily sports break, social activities and outings. Lunch at the cafeteria is included in the fee.
The camp will be held at the Interprofessional Rehabilitation Clinic, Perley-Rideau Veterans Health Centre, 1750 Russell Ave, Ottawa, Ontario. For more information call or email the clinic.
ISTAR Stuttering Treatment
Ms. 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 June and for teens (ages 11-18) in July for a cost of $4,750.00 CAD. There is also a two week teen clinic offered in our Calgary office in July for a cost of $3,166.00 CAD.
A 2-week individual intensive clinic (amount of time per day varies depending on the client) followed by a 4-day group camp for children (ages 7-11) and their families is offered in July and August for a price of $3,425.00 CAD.
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. The current price for assessment appointments is $300.00 CAD. Funding options are available.
For more information call, e-mail or visit the web site.
The Speech and Stuttering Institute
Ms. Marni Kinder, M.H.Sc.,SLP(C)
2-150 Duncan Mill Rd
Toronto ON M6C 2Z7 Canada
The Speech and Stuttering Institute offers 3-week intensive summer therapy programs for adults/teens (ages 13-85+) and school-age children (ages 9-13). Treatment involves teaching a set of fluency-enhancing and cognitive restructuring techniques to improve both fluency and confidence in speaking situations. Transfer of fluency techniques to every day life and long-term maintenance planning are important parts of treatment.
See below for details:
Adult/Teen Intensive (ages 14-85+) -
April 29 – May 17, 2019, July 1 – 19 and July 29 – August 16.
Monday - Fridays, 9:00-1:00pm + 17 group one-hour follow up sessions (included in fee)
- Cost: $2,400.00*
- Initial Evaluation Fee: $90.00
School-Age Summer Intensive (ages 9-13) -
- July 8-26, 2019
- Monday - Fridays, 9:00am-12:00pm + 10 group one-hour follow up sessions (included in fee)
- Cost: $1,600.00* (this program is partially subsidized by a donation from the Harmonize for Speech Fund)
- Initial Evaluation: $90.00
*Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
For more information call, e-mail or visit our website.