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CHILD SERVICES

Lifelong learning begins at birth

PRESCHOOL SERVICES

LEARNING BEGINS: Pre-birth – 2 years

Learning Begins is a hands on, interactive program that gives parents information about their role in their baby’s incredible brain development. This is a 5 hour training course, but can be customized by each module. This course can be tailored to meet the needs of early intervention specialists or pediatric nursing staff.

EARLY LEARNING: Birth – 5 years

Early Learning is a hands-on interactive program that gives parents over 50 topics about how to assist their children in learning how to learn. This full program is 20 hours of training, but can be broken into modules of interest. This course can be tailored to meet the needs of early intervention specialists, and preschool or day care program staff.

SCHOOL-AGE SERVICES

Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are the four areas of communication that are intricately connected to how well a child does in school.

In order for children to learn to read and write, they must first have a solid knowledge of sounds, words, sentences and stories. Confident speakers tend to be confident readers and writers.

The language skills most commonly needed for school success include: vocabulary, concepts and prepositions; sentence structure and grammar; sequencing, reasoning skills, memory, sound awareness and conversational skills.

All services are individualized to meet the specific needs of each child. Services include: consultation, screening and assessment, intervention and management.

SPEECH

  • Speech Sound Production (Articulation)
  • Phonological Patterning
  • Apraxia
  • Stuttering
  • Voice (including LSVT-LOUD)
  • Augmentative Communication

LANGUAGE

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary development & use
  • Concepts & prepositions
  • Sentence Structure & Grammar
  • Sequencing
  • Reasoning/Problem Solving
  • Language & Sound Awareness
  • Conversation &/or Social Skills
  • Auditory Processing
  • Word Finding

VOICE

Resonance
Pitch
Intonation & Stress
Vocal Hygiene
Breath Support
LSVT-LOUD

WORKSHOPS

PARENT ARTICULATION TRAINING
For parents of children with mild articulation disorders. This training provides parents with knowledge about working with children, the stages of learning to produce a new sound, specific activities, and materials specific to the sound they need to work on. This is a two part training. The first part is for parents only. The second part is a practical, hands-on training for parents with their child.

MAKING CONNECTION SERIES:
for parents and educators

FOCUS ON READING: Grades K - 3
Reading is the result of the way we gather, organize and use information, the personal feelings and attitudes we bring to our learning, our language skills, as well as our prior knowledge. This workshop assists parents in understanding how their children learn, the language skills needed to be successful as well as figuring out words (decoding) and getting meaning and more!

FOCUS ON PHONOLOGY: Grades K - 3
Research tells us that reading is more a language activity requiring an awareness and understanding of the spoken word rather than only the visual activity of looking at words and saying them. This has important implications for how we teach reading as well as how we assist people who are having difficulty with reading. Approximately 80% of children who have difficulty reading do so because of a weakness in the area of phonology. Specific phonology skills can be taught and practiced to improve how to hear, recognize, remember and use the various sounds and sound patterns of our language.

PROCESSING INFORMATION: Grades 4 - 6
The key to academic success as children get older is their ability to use higher level language and thinking skills. This workshop focuses on the thinking and language skills needed to be successful, the skills required (e.g., scanning, skimming, note-taking, questioning, and stages of writing) and then applying these skills to outlining and report writing.

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