2020 SSC Brochure

Who can apply?

The Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics for Children are designed for children and adolescents with communication disorders who can benefit from an intensive intervention program. Individuals enrolled in the Summer Specialty Clinics often receive more intervention during this intense five-week program than they do in a nine-month school year. Limited housing is available on campus for out-of-town families wishing to accompany their children.

Participation 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

Clinical sessions are half-day (full day optional for ages seven through fourteen). Participants must be capable of working in small groups of two to four individuals. Participant age, nature, and severity of the communication disorder are considered prior to acceptance. Final enrollment is based on the availability of services needed by each prospective applicant. Application acceptance is now open. The deadline is April 1st to assure consideration. Late applications will be processed on a space available basis. Due to limited space, early application is highly recommended. Pre-clinic evaluations are conducted at Central Michigan University during May and June to determine intervention goals and approaches for each applicant, as well as the appropriateness of our summer program. Camp dates for 2020 are from July 1 through August 4, 2020. Children attend camp Monday - Thursday only. There is no camp on Friday. Clinicians will be engaged in workshops, planning and administrative tasks.

Costs and Tuition

Our current tuition structure is $700 for half-day programs and $1,400 for the full-day program. Families often obtain significant financial assistance from community service clubs or state agencies. A list of resources is available upon request from the Director of the Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics. Early and personal contact with such groups is strongly recommended.

Summer Specialty Clinic Application Forms

Please fill out the forms, save them, and email them to MaryBeth Smith, SSC Director, at smith4m@cmich.edu. Or print and mail/fax the forms to:

MaryBeth Smith
Central Michigan University
Health Professions Building 2189
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Fax #  989-774-2799

Enrollment Application Form      Application Forms

In addition to these forms, please send a current IEP and speech-language therapy report from your child's current speech-language pathologist.

If you have any questions, please contact MaryBeth Smith at 989-774-2877.

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