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Summer Programs

Lab Summer Programs are going online!

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We are very sorry to miss seeing your children in person, but we have some wonderful offerings from our teachers, reading specialists, speech and language clinicians, occupational therapists, psychologists and social workers. 
 
Right now, due to staffing limitations, many of the classes are for Lab students only, but please check back the week of June 1st: we will open spots for children outside of Lab if at all possible.

The following Speech Language and Literacy Programs have immediate openings for students who do not attend Lab:

Over the past 8 weeks of distance learning, our team of speech-language pathologists have honed their skills in delivering high quality speech, language, and literacy therapy. It has been an incredible opportunity to explore new avenues for learning with engaging digital content, in both the 1:1 and small group modality.  We have learned what works and have made changes to our programming to reflect exciting, digital-specific updates. Take a look!

*Please consult with your insurance provider to determine if coverage is available for these programs.

Ages 8–12 (groups of 2–4 students depending on age & skill)
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)

Distance Learning Update: Students will meet in the virtual art studio, using collaborative tools to create books, short movies, and comic books, while practicing the critical elements of effective storytelling. A balance of individual and small-group live, online instruction daily.

Using online video and art platforms, students will develop narrative language skills and bring that language to life in virtual studios that allow for creation of books, short movies, and comics.  Using a combination of individual and small group live, online sessions, students will learn tools for planning a complete, well-organized narrative. A variety of methods and materials including Mindwing Concepts Story Grammar Marker® and Six Second Stories® will be introduced. Students will:

  • learn the critical components of a narrative.

  • identify key information from stories and develop succinct summaries.

  • improve the ability to share personal experiences in a concise, organized fashion.

  • explore technology such as Make-A-Movie, Storyjumper, Pixton, and others to showcase narrative skills in creative, online modalities.

Ages 8+ (groups of 2–4 students depending on age & skills)
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)
$2,725 - no change in fee

Distance Learning Update: Students will showcase their new writing skills and strategies via a blog, giving many opportunities for practice and a strong motivator to create sophisticated and interesting written products! A balance of individual and small-group live, online instruction daily.

Through live, online individual and small-group instruction, students will develop tools to prepare for writing in a variety of academic contexts.  Specific instruction using programs such as The Writing Revolution ® will give students practice planning, organizing, drafting, and revising.  Students will leave with a toolkit to tackle future writing assignments!  Students will:

  • increase executive functioning skills for planning and organizing the writing process.

  • enhance sophistication of sentence structure, word choice, and writing style. 

  • explore assistive technology tools to support individual needs, such as: Co:Writer®, word prediction, speech-to-text, and text-to-speech.

Ages 5 and above (students paired by age & skill)
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)
$2,725 - no change in fee

Distance Learning Update: We have a wealth of tools and strategies to make reading and spelling instruction come alive in the digital world!   A balance of individual and small-group live, online instruction daily.

Instruction is highly individualized and systematically targets development of reading and spelling skills. A variety of research based reading and spelling resources based on the Orton-Gillingham approach may be utilized, specific to the needs of each child. 


Daily sessions include:

  • individual and small-group live, online instruction, tailored to student-specific needs.

  • computer-based applications and self-guided activities for further practice with phonological, decoding and encoding skills after direct instruction is completed


Instructional Goals

  • Develop pre- and early-literacy skills.

  • Increase phonemic awareness skills including rhyming, blending, segmenting, and sound manipulation.

  • Improve knowledge of alphabetic code for reading and spelling skills.

  • Develop syllabification skills and morphological awareness to enhance reading and spelling (e.g., recognition of prefixes, suffixes, roots).

  • Enhance reading accuracy and fluency for comprehension.

Ages 8–12 (groups of 2–4 students depending on age & skill)
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)
$2,725
- no change in fee

Distance Learning Update: Students will meet in the virtual “detective lab”, using a range of engaging digital tools to work together to solve mysteries, all while honing their inferential and  reasoning skills. A balance of individual and small-group live, online instruction daily.

Calling all detectives, it is time to put your sleuthing skills to work! Through a combination of individual and small-group live, online instruction, students will hone their language comprehension skills while solving mysteries and “crimes.” During engaging mystery activities, students will work collaboratively to gain experience deriving deeper meaning from information provided in order to draw reasonable conclusions. Students will:

  • extract, analyze, and synthesize facts.

  • identify and summarize key information.

  • develop observation, inference, and prediction skills.

  • practice deductive reasoning skills.

  • cite textual and/or observational evidence that supports analysis and conclusions.

Ages 6+
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)
$620 for 4 sessions, $1,240 for 8 sessions
- no change in fee

Distance Learning Update: Summer is a great time for speech, language and literacy practice - even in the digital learning world!

Tele-Therapy sessions are between 30-60 minutes in length, depending on the cognitive-linguistic profile of each student.  Services are always tailored to the specific needs of each child. Targets can include:

  • vocabulary and concept knowledge

  • grammar/syntax

  • listening and reading comprehension

  • language formulation and organization

  • social pragmatics

  • problem solving

  • phonological awareness, reading, and spelling

  • written expression

  • voice, fluency, and articulation


Tele-therapy services are conducted with interactive audio and video connection in real time to create an individual, in-person experience similar to that achieved in a traditional encounter.  These services require an internet connection and access to a microphone/camera through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Ages 3-6
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 (Now via Distance Learning)
$2,200
NEW fee

  • Services consist of a five-day therapeutic program, with three, individual 30-minutes sessions per week and two 30-minute small group sessions per week to practice applying target skills with peers.  A parent forum will also be facilitated each week to discuss language targets and application in the home.   All early childhood students will be provided with a suggested list of home activities to reinforce skills.

Lab HS Students only
Monday - Friday: July 6-July 31 
$895

It has always been online! Rising 9th - 12th grade students are guided through their assigned summer reading book with a specific focus on reading comprehension techniques, executive functioning strategies, and independent learning & self-advocacy skills.  

Two times per week, Speech-Language Pathologists will: 

  • assign reading sections.

  • post an assignment that focuses on factual comprehension, higher-level comprehension (e.g., inferences or predictions), or connections to self, the world, and other texts.

  • schedule online “hangout” sessions for video conferencing and collaborative book discussions.

  • provide individualized feedback and support on all assignments.

Occupational Therapy Program Offerings:

Ages 8+
Monday–Friday
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Tuition: $2,425

Handwriting, keyboarding, puzzles, mazes, projects! Join the team of occupational therapists to work on fine motor skills and improve handwriting, keyboarding, and use of tools. Each day will include activities that improve visual motor integration. Using fun tasks and drills, therapists will develop a progression of just-right challenges within a developmental framework to build the necessary skills needed for written communication such as handwriting and keyboarding. They will also present visual-spatial tasks including puzzles, mazes, and reading charts and graphs.

This group includes:

  • individualized handwriting instruction.

  • individualized keyboarding instruction.

  • assignment of online keyboarding account for at-home practice.

  • exploration and functional use of various academic tools: rulers, yardsticks, measuring cups, compasses, protractors, hole punches, etc.

Ages 4-7
$2,000
Monday-Friday, 60 minutes between 8:30 and 11:30

SMILE is going online for the 2020 summer! Led by occupational therapists and a speech language pathologist, this four week group will target fine motor and handwriting skills, gross motor skills, sensory regulation, social pragmatics, and more! Your child will receive 60 minutes of life tele-therapy per day in a 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 ratio.  Various related activities will be emailed throughout the week as well. Each week will offer a live parent Q&A with therapists, and you will receive an end of summer report following the four weeks.
We can’t wait to “see” you this summer!
An online live 1:1 screening will take place prior to SMILE starting. 

For children enrolled in the online lower school program
Rising grades 2-6 
$548
4 sessions (once weekly) during the lower school morning

Individual therapy sessions are available for students of all ages. All sessions are 45 minutes in length, highly individualized, and can target skills such as:

  • Handwriting

  • Keyboarding

  • Gross motor skills

  • Fine motor skills

  • Visual motor integration

  • Visual perceptual skills

  • Ocular motor skills

  • Sensory integration

  • Executive functioning

Psychological Services Program Offerings:

During the weeks of July 7 - July 30 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 5th - rising 7th grade girl students
$920

12:30 PM -1:15 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 10 girls

This group is designed to promote social skills and help students to verbalize their feelings.  Group activities will promote communication and self-advocacy skills, and help to decrease social isolation during this time.  The group will include game play as a way of promoting peer relationships and bonding.
 

During the weeks of July 7 - July 30 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 8th - rising 12th grade students
$920

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 8 participants 

Participants will build pro-social skills to use beyond the worlds of social media and gaming. By exposing participants to other topics of conversation outside of gaming and social media, they will be increasing their ability to engage in conversations with friends and peers in real time.

During the weeks of July 7 - July 30 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 3rd - rising 6th grade students
$920

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 6 participants 

This skill-building group will provide a supportive environment to help students identify and express difficult feelings, with an emphasis on anxiety.  Group members will develop an understanding of anxiety, learn about the sources of anxiety, as well as build coping skills to build resilience during this pandemic. 

During the weeks of July 7 - July 30 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 5th - rising 7th grade students
$920

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 8 participants

After a spring of distance learning and social distancing, the group will focus on refreshing and strengthening social skills necessary in everyday social interactions and developing and maintaining peer friendships. The eight session group will introduce and work with a discrete social skill each session; such as meeting and greeting, active listening and attention, perspective taking, building and/or maintaining social connections, and will cover challenges with virtual and in person interactions. Additionally, the group will include practice/homework after each session, and weekly parent follow-up.

During the weeks of July 6 - July 31 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 5th - rising 7th grade students
$920

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Mondays and Wednesdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 8 participants 

This group will allow students an opportunity to come together and discuss the impact and emotional toll of the quarantine, including symptoms of anxiety and depression.  The group will provide a positive and supportive environment for students. Group members will also brainstorm and explore strategies to support mood symptoms and resilience.  

During the weeks of July 6 - July 31 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 8th - rising 9th grade students
$920

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Mondays and Wednesdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 8 participants 

This group will provide a safe space for members to explore the many ways that this quarantine has impacted their lives.  A focus will be on identifying difficult emotions, including anxiety and depression, and providing positive coping strategies that students can practice at home, as well as maintaining social connections.  The group will use games and other activities to engage and raise the spirits of the group members.
 

During the weeks of July 6 - July 31 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 7th - rising 9th grade students
$920

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Mondays and Wednesdays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 10 participants 

This group will provide members with a safe, inviting, and fun space to develop the introspective skills needed to choose healthy habits that will lead to a summer that is both enjoyable and meaningful. Students will spend time identifying personal goals in the areas of physical health, emotional health, and relational health with family and friends, and will learn different self-management strategies to support the practice of healthy habits throughout the summer and into the next school year. Games, group discussions, and student-designed and -facilitated activities will be used in sessions over the course of the group.

During the weeks of June 19 - August 7 (Now via Distance Learning) 
For rising 7th - rising 12th grade students
$920

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Fridays (8 total sessions)
Maximum group size: 15 participants

This is a wellness group that builds on the connection between exercise and mental health. Group participants will set individual goals during weekly virtual 'check-in' meetings, and then come together in a weekly virtual group meeting to review progress on individual and group goals. The group sessions will focus on breaking down obstacles to exercise and healthy life style choices, strengthening motivation, and building sustainable routines. 
 
Group members will utilize wearable technology (either free apps, or other devices) to track progress on goals and allow for feedback from group leaders. The individualized exercise goals will be formed around a minimum of 30 minutes per day for 5 days per week and can include a range of activities; such as running, biking, yoga, swimming, basketball, etc. The specific exercise(s) will depend on the personal interest and motivation of the participant. All activity will build toward the community-group goal as well as individual goal. Long term goals will vary, and can include running or walking a 5K or 10K, completing a specific yoga routine, biking a specific distance, or swimming a specific number of laps.

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