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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.

Aphasia Communication Effectiveness (ACE)

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, conducted in the morning, 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: Men's Aphasia Group meets every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from May 28 to June 25. Women's Aphasia Group meets every Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from May 30 to June 27. The ACE Book Club meets every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. from May 29 to June 26. The two-hour sessions typically run 50 minutes with a break in between.
Location: ASU’s Tempe campus, ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic in Coor Hall
Ages/grades: Adults with chronic aphasia
Cost: $100. Private pay. Not billable as therapy.
Scholarships: No
Registration: Open now. Registration is limited to six participants per group. Call 480-965-9224 to register. 
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply. Free parking is available.

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

ASU Child Hearing Connections Camp

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: June 10-14, 2019, or July 8-12, 2019
Location: In Tempe at the ASU Community Services Building
Ages/grades: Children with hearing loss entering second to sixth grades
Cost: Free
Application opens: TBD
Application due: TBD
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

ASU Peer Program for Socialization: APPS and APPS Life Hacks 101

Offered through the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic, the ASU Peer Programs for Socialization (APPS and APPS Life Hacks 101) are activity-based programs where preteens, teens and young adults with social communication difficulties learn and practice successful communication and interaction with peers. Activity-based intervention engages participants and provides a context to practice social skills 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 including arts and crafts, games, cooking, music, science experiments and drama. The two programs are divided based on age. Group members are matched based on age, speech-language skills and social communication needs.

Dates: 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: Sessions are held in the Speech and Hearing Clinic on the Tempe campus located in the Lattie F. Coor Hall, Floor 2 at 975 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ 85287.
Ages/grades: APPS is for preteens and teens ages 10 to 16. APPS Life Hacks 101 is for teens and young adults ages 17 to 25.
Cost: $300
Scholarships: No.
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)

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 8 through August 8, 2019. 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
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

Summer Intensive Therapy

Summer Intensive Therapy assists preschool children between the ages of three and five years old who need individual therapy for speech and language difficulties. 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: May 28 to June 27, Mondays and Wednesdays
Location: Pediatric Communication Clinic, Community Services Building, 200 E. Curry Rd., Suite 146
Ages/grades: Children ages three to five. Up to six spaces are available in the group.
Cost: $150
Scholarships: No
Application opens: April 15, 2019
Application due: May 15, 2019
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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

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

Offered through the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2) helps kids with a diagnosed language or reading impairment who have completed second grade. The summer program boosts literacy skills with a focus on linguistic processes. Children participate in teaching activities aimed at increasing reading and literacy skills, including decoding, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling and writing. The small group rotations used in the classroom assist children who are at different levels with particular goals and social interaction. Additionally, individual and small group therapy sessions helps participants with speech production, grammatical formulation and narrative re-tell.

Dates: May 28 to June 27, 2019. Program hours on those dates will be Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: ASU Tempe campus
Ages/grades: For children who have completed second grade and are having difficulty with oral language and/or reading development. Children who are entering second or fourth grades will be considered if capacity is not reached. 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 registration.
Cost: $490
Scholarships: Scholarship applications are available upon request. Please contact the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Application opens: March 1. Pre-camp assessments will be completed the week of May 20th.
Application due: May 15. 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

For children between the ages of 18 months to three years with or without speech-language delays, this is a fun group based on play that supports language and communication development. The playgroup uses activities and transitions to facilitate a child's communication, language, articulation, learning, motor and social-emotional skills, as well as overall development. Activities include singing, playing musical instruments, art, sensory and outdoor play, story time and snacks. Therapy is provided by graduate students studying speech-language pathology under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist.

Dates: May 28 to June 27
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: Now
Application due: May 21
Notes: HIPAA rules may apply.

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