This summer preschool program promotes spoken language skills of children ages 3-5 with hearing impairments who use either cochlear implants or hearing aids. The preschool meets two mornings a week for six weeks during the summer.
The structure for Listen and Speak Up includes thematically-based group sessions to promote communication skill development in natural learning situations, as well as individual sessions (two 30-minute speech/language therapy sessions each day and one 30-minute audiological diagnostic session each week) to focus attention on each child's needs. Music therapy provides a unique opportunity to focus on listening / music while reinforcing child's auditory to speech production and language goals. Parent conferences are held weekly.
Interested? Download the Listen and Speak Up flyer and registration form.
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