June 19, 2013

Jeanette Grider

Speech, Reading and Writing Camps

Event Details: , McGannon Hall, 3750 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108-3412

The Speech Language and Hearing Clinic at Saint Louis University is addressing the ever growing and critical needs of students to excel academically and socially in their spoken and written communication skills while having fun as they are learning. Two camps are being offered this summer to provide the best of both worlds in facilitating the development of speech and literacy skills of children. Students are afforded the opportunity to receive individualized instruction and interactive small group participation to improve their speaking and writing skills.

Students learn reading, writing and speech skills at 2013 summer camps. Submitted photo

The Speech Summer Camp is an intensive two-week program developed specifically for three to six year old children diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, phonological disorders and other speech disorders. All participants will receive small group and large group therapy that incorporates best practices in treatment and a variety of supports to assist the child in improving overall speech intelligibility. Openings are available for the second session, which is scheduled from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday, July 8-18.

The Power of Words is designed for third to sixth graders to help facilitate reading comprehension skills, enhance note taking and organizational skills, and challenge individuals to strengthen both expressive and written skills This workshop will be individualized, intensive and creative. Clients will be exposed to a variety of genres including, fiction, nonfiction and personal narratives. The first session is currently under way. Openings for the second session, which takes place from 1-2:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, July 8, 10, 15 and 17, are available.

The sessions take place in McGannon Hall, located at 3750 Lindell, on the SLU campus. Enrollment is limited. The deadline to register is Monday, July 1.

Both camps are designed and supervised by Angela Adrian, MA/CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathology Clinic Coordinator. Adrian brings more than 15 years of clinical experience working with a diverse caseload of children from birth to school-age in a wide variety of settings. Areas of expertise include Childhood Apraxia of Speech, severe phonological disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fragile X.

The faculty includes licensed speech language pathologists, certified by the American Speech Language Association, who incorporate the latest clinical research to achieve desired outcomes in speech, language and literacy skills. Learning opportunities are provided by graduate students in the Master's degree program.

Contact Kellie Dalton in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at (314) 977-3365 additional information about schedules, enrollment and cost.


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