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Speech and Hearing summer programsASU'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.

Aphasia Communication Effectiveness (ACE)

Aphasia Communication Effectiveness (ACE)

For summer 2020, both aphasia groups and the book club will be offered free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from the Scottish Rite.

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.

Dates: June 1 - July 6, 2020. Days and times to be determined.
Location: Online
Ages/grades: Adults with chronic aphasia
Cost: Free for summer 2020
Registration: Open now. Registration is limited to six participants per group. Call 480-965-9224 to register. 
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply. You may sign up for both an aphasia group and ACE Book Club.

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

ASU Child Hearing Connections Camp

ASU Child Hearing Connections Camp

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.

Dates: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday to Friday
Location: Pediatric Communication Clinic, Community Services Building, 200 E. Curry Rd., Suite 146, Tempe, AZ 85281
Ages/grades: Children with hearing loss entering second to sixth grades
Cost: Free
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

ASU Peer Program for Socialization

ASU Peer Program for Socialization

For summer 2020, APPS will be offered free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from the ASU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

ASU Peer Program for Socialization (APPS) is an activity-based program where preteens and teens with social communication difficulties learn and practice successful social communication and interaction with peers. Activity-based intervention engages preteens and teens 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. Activities are structured around a variety of themes and include arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, science experiments, drama, and more.

Dates: June 1 - 29, 2020. Summer sessions are for five weeks and generally run from the end of May to the end of June. Therapy sessions occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendance is required on both days.
Location: Online
Ages/grades: Preteens and teens ages 10-16 who have goals diagnosed or undiagnosed. The group is formed by matching members based on age and speech-language skills and needs.
Cost: Free for summer 2020
Application opens: March 1, 2020
Application due: May 15, 2020
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

ASU Peer Program for Socialization Life Hacks 101

ASU Peer Program for Socialization Life Hacks 101

For summer 2020, APPS will be offered free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from the ASU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

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.

Dates: June 1 - 29, 2020. Summer sessions are for five weeks and generally run from the end of May to the end of June. Therapy sessions occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Attendance is required on both days.
Location: Online
Ages/Grades: Teens and young adults ages 17-25 who have goals diagnosed or undiagnosed. The group is formed by matching members based on age and speech-language skills and needs.
Cost: Free for summer 2020
Application opens: March 1, 2020
Application due: May 15, 2020
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

Camp to Enrich Oral Language and Literacy Acquisition (CEOLLA)

Camp to Enrich Oral Language and Literacy Acquisition (CEOLLA)

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.

Dates: July 7 to August 6, 2020. Group sessions occur Monday to Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Pediatric Communication Clinic, Community Services Building, 200 E. Curry Rd., Suite 146
Ages/grades: Preschoolers ages three to five
Cost: $400 per semester
Application opens: March 13, 2020
Application due: May 13, 2020
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

Summer Intensive Therapy

Summer Intensive Therapy

For summer 2020, SIT will be offered free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from the ASU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

Summer Intensive Therapy assists preschool children between the ages of three and five years old who need individual therapy for speech and language disorders. Therapy focuses on receptive and expressive language skills, as well as pre-literacy skills such as alphabet knowledge and letter-sound correspondence. It is ideal for children who need to continue therapy during the summer months when therapy is not available at their school. The 30-minute intensive sessions are conducted twice per week.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays from May 27 to June 24, 2020  
Location: Online
Ages/grades: Children ages three to five. Up to six spaces are available in the group.
Cost: Free for summer 2020
Application opens: March 13, 2020
Application due: May 13, 2020
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

Launching Language for Literacy

Launching Language for Literacy

For summer 2020, LLL will be offered free of charge, thanks to a generous donation from the Scottish Rite.

Launching Language for Literacy is a research-based intervention program designed to boost literacy skills through a focus on linguistic processes. This camp is for children who have completed first grade and are having a specific difficulty with oral language and/or reading development. We will consider children who are entering first or third grade if we do not reach our capacity with those completing first grade. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, please submit a copy with your registration.

  • Group 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 rotations within the group will be used to assist children at different levels on particular goals including oral language skills and improved social interaction.
  • Individual or small group therapy: Children will participate in sessions that focus on specific communication goals including improved speech production, grammatical formulation and narrative re-tell.  

Dates: June 1 - July 3, 2020. Program hours on those dates will be Mondays through Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Ages/grades: For children who have completed first grade and are having difficulty with oral language and/or reading development. Children who are entering first or third grades will be considered if capacity is not reached. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, please submit a copy with registration.
Cost: Free for summer 2020
Application opens: March 1, 2020. Pre-camp assessments will be completed before camp during the weeks of May 18 and May 25. Space is limited; apply early.
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

Toddler Language Playgroup

Toddler Language Playgroup

Dates for the next Toddler Language Playgroup are to be determined; however, individual therapy is available. To request individual therapy, 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.

Dates: TBD
Location: Near ASU’s Tempe campus at the Community Services Building, 200 E. Curry Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281.
Ages/grades: For toddlers from 18 months to three years old. Up to 16 spaces are available, as two groups of eight children.
Cost: $200
Scholarships: No
Application opens: January 2020
Application due: TBD
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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