Speech and Hearing

Barrett Summer ScholarsASU's College of Health Solutions offers several camps and programs related to speech, language and hearing for children, teens and adults. These therapeutic camps provide high-quality professional services for people of all ages with needs in communication and hearing improvement. To register for a program, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Among Friends is a conversation-focused group with interactive speech sessions for children ages 6-12 who stutter. The research-based intervention program is full of activities to increase children’s understanding of how speech is produced and to build confidence in communication. Children will practice fluency strategies with graduate students studying speech-language pathology under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. These fluency exercises will add to children’s toolkit of speech strategies. Groups are divided according to ages and goals. The 10 sessions will aid children in speaking with relaxed confidence. Parents and families are encouraged to join portions of the sessions for information about speech fluency and strategy practice.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Offered through the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic, ACE is an adult communication program for individuals with chronic aphasia. Any adult with acquired language and/or cognitive abilities may register. Participants can join men's or women's sessions, as well as a book club, all focused on opportunities and strategies for communication. The sessions include topics and activities such as cooking, movie reviews, books, current events, debate club, cooperative learning, scripted language practice like ordering in a restaurant, using computers and apps for practicing language and attention skills or math and word problems. Based on an individual participant's level of communication, there will be both large and smaller group activities available.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Dates for the next Child Hearing Connections Camp are to be determined; however, individual therapy is available. To request individual therapy, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

The Child Hearing Connections Camp offers children with hearing loss entering grades 2 to 6 the opportunity to be surrounded by others who are like them. Kids in this specialized summer camp have fun interacting with peers while learning about hearing loss, hearing aids and cochlear implants. The camp also offers group aural rehabilitation and speech-language pathology services to help alleviate difficulties they might be facing.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

ACT-B offers practice in the skills people use to be successful in social, academic and work interactions.

ASU Communication for Team Building (ACT-B) is an activity-based program where preteens, teens and young adults are grouped with similar-aged peers with diagnosed and undiagnosed social-pragmatic communication challenges. Groups are formed by matching members based on age and goal areas.

Meetings support interactive communication focusing on collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, problem solving, executive function, social-emotional learning and social interaction. Participants can join the group at any time throughout the semester.

Graduate student clinicians meet weekly with participants to practice social and pragmatic communication skills.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

ASU Peer Program for Socialization (APPS) is an activity-based program where preteens, teens and young adults are grouped with similar-aged peers with diagnosed and undiagnosed social-pragmatic communication challenges. Groups are formed by matching members based on age and goal areas.

Meetings support interactive communication focusing on collaboration, negotiation, teamwork, problem solving, executive function, social-emotional learning and social interaction. Participants can join the group at any time throughout the semester.

Practice the skills people use to be successful in social relationships and social interaction.

Graduate student clinicians meet weekly with participants to practice social and pragmatic communication skills.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

ASU Peer Program for Socialization (APPS) Life Hacks 101 is an activity-based program where teens and young adults with social communication difficulties learn and practice successful social communication and interaction with peers. Activity-based intervention engages teens and young adults and provides a context to practice social skills learned in intervention such as understanding body language and tone of voice, handling disagreements and considering the perspectives of others.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

CEOLLA is a language and literacy program for preschoolers ages three to five. The camp focuses on speech, receptive and expressive language development and pre-literacy skills. The pre-literacy skills taught include alphabet knowledge, letter-sound correspondence phonemic awareness, shared reading/writing and social thinking skills. Campers are taught by graduate students studying speech-language pathology and undergraduate students pursuing speech-language pathology assistant certification.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

The ASU Support Program for Elementary Literacy and Language (SPELL) is a research-based intervention program that boosts skills through a focus on linguistic processes. SPELL is for children who have completed second grade and are having specific difficulty with oral language and/or reading and writing development.

At SPELL, graduate students studying speech-language pathology guided by certified speech-language pathologists will facilitate building skills related to literacy and reading, including decoding, listening, comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic  .

The toddler language playgroup is a fun play-based group for children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years with or without speech-language delays. The toddler language playgroup has a schedule of activities and transitions to facilitate the child's communication, language, articulation, learning, motor and social-emotional skills, and overall development. Activities may include singing, musical instruments, art, sensory play, story time, snacks and outdoor play. Speech-language pathology graduate students provide intervention under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist. Senior undergraduate speech pathology assistant students also may learn and assist in the group.

To learn more and register, contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.