Camp Shout Out Clinical Experience

Kristin A. Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F develops and implements the Training and Therapeutic program at Camp Shout Out along with faculty member June H. Campbell, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F., assistant faculty members Lynne Shields, Ph.D., CCC-SLP BCS-F,  and Scott Palasik, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, along with a team of highly qualified facilitators including:  

Derek Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Erik Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Sarah Penzell, M.A., CCC-SLP, Jaime Michise, M.A., CCC-SLP, Laura Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Steven Moates, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, Ana Paula G. Mumy, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Robert Reichardt, M.A., CCC-SLP

The graduate student practicum experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students who demonstrate a strong interest in children who stutter ages 8-18. Upon acceptance, students collaborate with the Camp Shout Out Leadership Team, speech-language pathologists from across the country and world, and graduate students from other universities.  The graduate training experience begins prior to camper arrival and continues throughout the entire camp experience.

Sign up early! A small number of graduate students are accepted into the program.   

Financial Disclosure Statement

Learning objectives include:

  1. Execute evidenced-based therapy strategies across Five Areas of Focus of Communicative Competence with children who stutter
  2. Problem solve therapeutic interactions referencing a set of Eleven Basic Principles
  3. Implement data collection procedures at the beginning and end of camp
  4. Educate caregivers regarding campers’ progress and exit plans

Join the network of graduate students who have attended Camp Shout Out!

Attendees have come from: Western Michigan University, University of Western Ontario, Central Michigan University, Minnesota State, Seton Hall, Calvin College, University of Texas, Northern Arizona University, Teacher’s College: Columbia University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, University of Pittsburgh, Eastern Michigan University, George Washington University

Graduate Clinical Training

Dates of  Training:  July 31 - August 7, 2021
Fee for graduate students: $400

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Fee includes: Training materials, rustic camp style lodging,  meals, and all related activities.

If you are going to receive clinical practicum hours, please have your university supervisor provide us with the necessary forms.

How to apply:

Click on the 'contact' tab at the top of the page, complete the form, and an application link will be emailed to you.

Graduate Student applications are accepted from                        January 1 to March 10, 2021.

Notification of acceptance will occur on or before April 10th, 2021.*  

*Graduate Students must have successfully completed one year of graduate school AND a course with a primary focus on fluency at either the undergraduate or graduate level in order to apply to Camp Shout Out.

Camp Shout Out is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and as such can obtain donations which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations are gratefully accepted online or you may send checks payable Camp Shout Out to:

Camp Shout Out
PO Box 1814
Muskegon, MI 49443