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R-P Educator Named Innovator of the Year

R-P Speech Pathologist and Co-Founder of Camp Shout Out, Ms. Julie Raynor, was awarded the 2019 Lakeshore Innovator of the Year award last week at a reception held at the Grand Valley State University Innovation Hub in downtown Muskegon.

Ms. Raynor became interested in young people who stutter when her young daughter woke up from a nap with a sudden and severe stutter.  Since that time (2007), Ms. Raynor has participated in numerous workshops and conferences dealing specifically with fluency.

Ms. Raynor’s own positive experience with summer camps in her youth helped give rise to Camp Shout Out.  Camp Shout Out is about:

  • Swimming, boating, ropes course, crafts, horseback riding, campfires and more.
  • Personalized communication goals targeted within small and large group interactions
  • Parent education, participation (first & last days of camp)
  • Experts in action!  Board certified speech pathologists & graduate students support

To learn more about Camp Shout Out, click here

With more than twenty potential winners, the five finalists were honored with a reception held at the Grand Valley Innovation Hub to be recognized for their innovations.  The reception program brochure is pictured below.

Ms. Raynor’s acceptance speech can be viewed below.  She’s an exceptional person!