Mom Went to Speech Instead of the Beach Camp Chatterbox—Children’s Specialized Hospital Article
Article  |   May 01, 1997
Mom Went to Speech Instead of the Beach
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  • Joan Bruno
    Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Articles
Article   |   May 01, 1997
Mom Went to Speech Instead of the Beach
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1997, Vol. 6, 11-13. doi:10.1044/aac6.2.11
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1997, Vol. 6, 11-13. doi:10.1044/aac6.2.11
Camp Chatterbox is a week-long overnight camp for children between the ages of 5 and 15 who use Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. It is held at Camp Merry Heart, the Easter Seal Camp of New Jersey. Unlike many other camp programs, a unique aspect of Camp Chatterbox is that a parent or caregiver is required to attend camp with their child. There is also a family option so moms, dads, and siblings can join in the week’s events.
The mission of Camp Chatterbox is threefold:
This paper describes the parent training component of Camp Chatterbox, in particular, training activities, outcomes, networking opportunities, and attempts to share some of the parents’ personal reactions to the program.
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