At Home Communication Tips for Parents

May 25th, 2020 | No Comments

CHECKING IN DURING COVID-19 These last few months have been challenging for families in multiple ways. For children who stutter, many aspects of “communication as usual” have changed. Some children are communicating with siblings more than ever before and others are talking virtually to friends, other family members, classmates, and teachers. For some children and …

We are providing Telehealth and In-Person Services and Accepting New Clients!

May 25th, 2020 | No Comments

Our center is currently providing telehealth services as well as in-person with the recommended precautions. We are also accepting clients of all ages with all types of communication disorders.  We value your time and feel the right care is essential for the best results. Our confidential and free initial phone consultation will help determine if our center is …

Camp Shout Out 2021 Program Offered In-Person!

May 24th, 2020 | No Comments

5/22/2021: Covid-19 Statement Dear Camp Shout Out Families, Campers, Trainees, and Staff: We are excited our 2021 program is being offered in person! Please visit for more information.  With Kindness and Positivity, Kristin Chmela Julie Raynor

Another SUPER Camp Shout Out 2019!

March 27th, 2019 | No Comments

“Camp Shout Out served AMAZING children this past summer. Both campers and adults focused upon evolving their communication skills!” For more information, visit        

Camp Shout Out wins Innovator of the Year Award!

March 27th, 2019 | No Comments

Camp Shout Out was named Lakeshore Innovator of the Year! To read more about this exciting honor, click here!  

Follow us on Facebook to learn about the latest research, support and events related to fluency

January 7th, 2019 | No Comments

Stay informed about the latest research related to stuttering and fluency.  Discover various events held through Chmela Fluency Center to support children and adults in reaching communicative success.

Exciting contributions during Better Speech and Hearing Month!

May 25th, 2018 | No Comments

During Better Speech and Hearing Month, Kristin traveled to Kansas to provide a full day workshop for the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley School Districts!   In addition, she participated in interviews with John Gomez and Ty Mayberry, Keen Eye Productions, Directors and Producers of the forthcoming new documentary about Camp Shout Out, entitled, “Shout …

Learn more about Camp Shout Out! Positively Muskegon interviews Kristin Chmela and Julie Raynor, CSO’s co-directors! Check it out here!

April 23rd, 2018 | No Comments

Click here for the insightful interview and conversation about Camp Shout Out on the Positively Muskegon Blog!

It was a great weekend presenting at our ISHA state convention!

February 15th, 2018 | No Comments

It was a great weekend presenting at our ISHA state convention and talking with people about Camp Shout Out. Thank you Julie Raynor, Meghan Schassler, Natasha Vayner Gigliotti, Kyle Pelkey, and Tom Chmela for all of your help!     Co-Directors Julie Raynor and Kristin Chmela were thrilled to share the vision of Camp Shout Out with attendees at …

Camp Shout Out 2018 enrollment NOW FULL!

March 16th, 2016 | No Comments

Camp Shout Out 2017 was incredible!! Join us for 2018! Visit or follow us on Facebook for the latest information!     Visit