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WTAMU Speech and Hearing Clinic to Conduct Summer Camps

April 16, 2014

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Speech and Hearing Clinic to Conduct Summer Camps

CANYON, Texas—The Speech and Hearing Clinic at West Texas A&M University will offer its first summer speech camp for children ages 4 - 10 in two summer sessions in theme-based programs specifically geared toward speech and language skills. The camps will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday June 9-26 and July 21-Aug. 7.

Children attending the camps will be involved in small group therapy sessions and theme-related art projects as well as a theme-based snack. The camps are designed to offer a fun, safe and therapeutic environment for children with communication disorders. Campers will have the opportunity to engage with others, try new things and build new skills over the summer months.
The intensive three-week camp, offered in two sessions, is designed to boost children’s speech and language skills during the summer months when most educational programs are closed. Instead of losing valuable instructional time in the summer, children enrolled in camp can make impressive gains in speech, language and pre-academic skills. 

Children who stutter have been known to benefit from intensive therapy programs. The fluency camp is designed to decrease the frequency of stuttering, enjoy support from group therapy sessions, meet other children who stutter, improve confidence, develop better ways to cope with stuttering and learn how to deal with bullying—all while having fun in the process.

The camp staff will include WTAMU graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the communication disorders program and experienced and certified speech/language pathologists who are faculty members in the University’s communication disorders program. 

All camps will be at the WTAMU Speech and Hearing Clinic, located inside the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the WTAMU campus. Space is limited. For more information, call 806-651-5101 or email rlinke@wtamu.edu.

—WTAMU—


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