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Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2)

About

The Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2) is a research-based intervention program designed to boost literacy skills through a focus on linguistic processes.  

This camp is designed for children who have completed second grade and are having a specific difficulty with oral language and/or reading development.  We will consider children who are entering 2nd or 4th grades if we do not reach our capacity with those completing second grade. This camp is not appropriate for children who have significant difficulty with attention or social skills. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, please submit a copy with this registration.  

The SPELL-2 program includes:

Classroom time

Children will have the opportunity to participate in teaching activities to increase reading and literacy skills including decoding, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.  Small group rotations within the classroom will be utilized to assist children at different levels on particular goals including oral language skills and improved social interaction.

Individual or small group therapy 

Children with participate in sessions that focus on specific communication goals including improved speech production,  grammatical formulation and narrative re-tell.  

How children qualify

  • Enroll in the program by completing the required paperwork
  • Be developing typically or have a diagnosed language or reading impairment.
  • Speak English
  • Complete assessment testing in April or May prior to the beginning of the camp

Cost

Tuition is $500

Scholarship

Scholarship applications are available upon request from shsclinic@asu.edu 

Registration 

For more information or to register for our Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2call the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic at (480) 965-2373 or email at shsclinic@asu.edu