Apraxia Olympics – Summer 2019
IMPROVING SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY THROUGH THE USE OF PROMPT,
PLAY AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
For children ages 5-8
A small, intensive and fun-filled group program for children with a diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech or motor speech difficulties. Speech-Language Pathologists trained in the PROMPT© Method will use this intervention, as well as other interventions to target the motor speech priorities of each child, while also providing opportunities for socialization and language development in a sensory-friendly setting. PROMPT© uses tactile – kinesthetic prompting to help re-shape individual speech sounds up to sentence and conversation levels.
Sessions will include group activities in the sensory gym, such as obstacle courses and other gross motor activities, fine motor activities such as crafts, and facilitated pretend play and game play. Other interventions that are utilized in this group include the Kaufman Speech-to-Language Protocol, DIR/Floortime and Social Thinking, among others.
- Improving motor speech skills to facilitate intelligible, verbal communication in a peer group setting
- Facilitating use of expanded expressive language to communicate wants and needs
- Improving speech and language skills to develop ability to self-advocate among peers, and participate in turn-taking activities and collaborative play
- Encouraging appropriate social interactions in a small-group setting.
When: Tuesday and Thursdays Time: 1:00 -2:30 pm
Session 1: June 11 – July 18 (no group the week of July 4th)
Session 2 : July 23 – August 22
Cost: $1,350 per 5 week session
To register, submit a paper or electronic form with a $150 registration fee to hold your child’s spot. This fee will go towards the total cost of the group program.
*In order to keep the cost low, this program is offered as a flat rate with no make-ups or refunds. We understand that your child may miss one or more weeks due to vacation and the cost has been established with that in mind. You may be able to seek reimbursement from insurance for OT services from your insurance provider.
If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.