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Who can apply?

The Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics 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. 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 9-14). 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 15 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 2021 are June 30 - July 30, 2021. Children attend camp Monday through Friday. There will be no camp on July 2 or July 5 due to the holiday.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions along with the Summer Specialty Clinics abide by the Health and Safety Protocols set forth by CMU and the CDC. Social distancing, mask wearing, handwashing, sanitizing, and other precautions will be required and implemented throughout SSC at the CDLL. CMU recommendations and guidelines.

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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. 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

Summer Specialty Clinic Application Forms

Please fill out the forms, save them, and email them to MaryBeth Smith, SSC Director. You can also print them out and either mail or fax them to:

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


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 at 989-774-2877.