I’m very excited to announce our NEW Speech & Language Summer Enrichment Program offered through Fort Healthcare – Speech Kidz!
Language Disorders in Children
Most infants or toddler can understand what you're saying well before they can clearly talk. As they mature and their communication skills develop, most children learn how to put their feelings into words. But a child with a language disorder may have trouble understanding words that they hear and read. This is called receptive language disorder. They may have trouble speaking with others and expressing thoughts and feelings. This is called expressive language disorder. A child will often have both disorders at the same time.
A language disorder can be frustrating, not only for parents and teachers, but also for the child. Without diagnosis and treatment, children with a receptive-expressive LANGUAGE disorder may experience poor performance in school. They may also misbehave because of their frustration over not being able to communicate. But language disorders are a common problem in children, and can be treated.
Speech Kidz is a language, phonology, and articulation group that will meet 2 times a week for 4 weeks. Sessions are 90 minutes long, either 8:00-9:30 or 10:00-11:30, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 20, 21, 27, 28 and August 3, 4, 10, and 11. The group is facilitated by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist at the Fort Healthcare Therapy & Sport Center, 1504 Madison Avenue in Fort Atkinson.
Activities are based on themes such as animals, colors, summer activities, seasons, and sports and geared toward children ages 4-6 years. The curriculum is designed to be fun while building vocabulary concepts and providing more opportunities for your child to talk with peers. The morning will revolve around a consistent routine, including language strategies, art, sensory exploration, movement, and songs. The children will work on speech and language skills, as well as cooperative play, listening, and team work.
Registration is online through FortHealthCare.com/Classes. The program costs is $50 per child. After you register, we will call to schedule a screening to help determine goals for your child and what session best fits your child’s needs. It’s important to us that we understand your child’s specific needs so we can make this program the best it can be for your child.
If you are interested in having your child, age 4-6, participate in the Speech Kidz group, you may register online at FortHealthCare.com/Classes in the Health Education & Training category.
Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-568-5299.
We look forward to working with your child! – Abbie Krueger