Tuesday, June 28, 2022
speech pathologist pointing words to young child
A new offering developed by Clinical Assistant Professor Stacy Robinson (above), called the Language and Literacy Club, used fun activities to help children work on their knowledge of sounds, letters, units of word meaning, vocabulary, and grammar. Here, a participant deciphered a recipe for the perfect dirt pudding.
listen and speak up preschool
The long-running Listen and Speak Up Preschool returned in Summer 2022 with a new collaboration: students from Iowa's Physical Therapy program led participants in gross motor activities. They joined CSD's speech-language pathology and audiology grad clinicians who working on aural rehab skill-building and fine-tuning CI's or hearing aids.
kids tossing water balloon
The Social Climbers' summer fun included a water balloon toss, which serves as a visual representation of conversational turn-taking. The strategy helped kids work on not interrupting and sharing the conversation with peers.
uispeaks kids in locker room
The UISPEAKS summer program for kids who stutter were joined in Summer '22 by participants with hearing loss. The 2-1/2 day program was jam-packed with individual speech therapy, group activities, fun and eating (of course), and an insiders' tour of Kinnick Stadium.