Help a child with a communication disorder attend CMU Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics designed to benefit him or her for life!
Clinical sessions are half a day long, with full day sessions available to those ages 7-14. Our current tuition structure for the five week program is $700 for half-day programs and $1,400 for the full day program.
The Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics are designed for children and adolescents with communication disorders who benefit from an intensive five-week intervention program.
Individuals enrolled in the Summer Specialty Clinics, located in CMU’s Health Professions Building, show favorable outcomes in learning new skills and maintaining skills throughout the summer.
The families of the children who come here are enormously grateful for the opportunity – but they need your help to let their children attend. Even sponsoring a half-day camper for one day can make a difference!
Photo by Steve Jessmore/ Central Michigan University
Participation in the camp is open to children 3-14 with a wide variety of communication challenges, including:
- Developmental language disorders
- Articulation disorders and phonological impairments
- Voice disorders
- Speech disorders related to cleft lip and palate
- Motor speech disorders
- Autistic spectrum disorders
- Hearing impairments
- Stuttering/fluency impairments
About the Clinicians
Last year had the leaders of CMU’s speech-language pathology master’s program and physical therapy doctoral program planning the best strategies to meet the children’s needs before the clinic, and it was such a success, they are doing it again for 2019.
It can be challenging for the clinicians, who provide about 100 children with 60-120 hours of intensive training, depending on their age. The children come with a range of needs: hearing loss, stuttering, speech-sound disorders, language and reading disorders, cochlear implants, and autism.
The work is challenging but a great learning experience, said Prielipp, who was responsible for three children at the camp. It takes a lot of brainstorming and collaboration. “It trains you for working in public schools, where you could be given a group of children with a variety of needs, and you need to address all their needs.” To read more, click here.