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Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic to host summer programs for children

The Texas Woman’s University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will host several programs this summer with speech/language and hearing services for children.

All camps take place June 13 through July 21 (unless otherwise noted) in the clinic, located in room 601 of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building on the university’s Denton campus. For more information on the camps, call (940) 898-2285 or email the TWU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at coms@twu.edu.

The Preschool Language Camp (PLC) is geared for children between ages 3 and 5. The camp emphasizes language and social skills, with a curriculum focusing on reinforcing and building upon basic speech and language skills. The camp is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and costs $250.

Language & Feeding with Friends (LAFF) is a group feeding program for toddlers with sensory or motor-based feeding disorders. Children play with a variety of foods of different textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake. The camp runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and costs $250.

Preschool Articulation & Language Services (PALS) is a literacy-based approach to instruction that allows remediation of speech errors in context. The speech instruction includes phonological methods, sequential targeting of sound patterns, phonological awareness activities and literacy-based curriculum. Sessions are offered from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $250.

The Listening & Oral Language (LOL) Play Group uses a developmental approach to target skills in listening and spoken language by engaging children in dramatic play, literacy-based experiences, music and movement, and hands-on science activities. Targeted skills areas include auditory skill development, phonological awareness, auditory memory, language comprehension and social interactions using spoken language. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon Mondays and Wednesdays and costs $250.

The Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp is an intensive 10-day experience that offers pre- and post-comprehensive evaluations, extensive individual therapy, small group sessions and parent education sessions. The intensive therapy approach will incorporate the Principles of Motor Learning and will consider the learning style of each child to identify the appropriate cuing and support hierarch. It also will target functional communication in the context of play-based and real-world activities. This camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon July 25 through Aug. 5 (excluding Saturday and Sunday) and costs $250. This camp has a selection process. Call (940) 898-2285 for more information.

Slots for individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders (including apraxia, articulation and phonological disorders), voice, fluency, language and literacy also are available. All individual sessions are 50 minutes long, with slots available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $225.

Full assessments are available in all areas of hearing, speech and language including audiological, speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, auditory processing disorders, voice and fluency disorders. The cost varies based on the type of assessment requested.

The Literacy and Language Learning Clinic for Deaf/Hard of Hearing offers tutoring sessions in the areas of language and literacy learning for school-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Instructors are pre-service teachers of the deaf who are able to communicate using sign language. Individualized instruction will be provided based on the results of assessments including word identification skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, spelling and written languages. The cost of this program is $75 for the entire six weeks. Payment plans and a sliding scale fee schedule are available to those who qualify. Tutoring sessions are 50 minutes long and will be offered Monday through Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Tamby Allman, Ed.D., at (940) 898-2028 or at tallman@twu.edu.

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