Speech, Language, and Literacy Programs

Summer is a great time for speech, language, and literacy — and fun!

Through intensive work with Speech and Language pathologists, children can develop speech, language, social, and academic skills needed to thrive in the early school years.

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All Speech and Language programs are run by ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologists.

Ages 3-6
1-hour sessions offered between 8:30am–1:30pm
Individual Sessions: 3 day (M/W/F) or 5 day per week options
Group Sessions: 2 days per week (T/Th)
Fees will be available after February 1

Through intensive work with Lab SLPs, children can develop speech, language, social and academic skills needed to thrive in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

Mix and match to meet your child’s needs – both individual and small group sessions available!

  • Individual sessions specifically tailored to your child’s profile!

  • Small group sessions (2–4 students per group) include:

    • Pragmatics & Play – Using the We Thinkers! Program® students will work together to learn about and practice social language skills through lessons, stories, and play.

    • Speech-Sound Success – Practice generalizing articulation and speech skills in play and craft activities. SLPs will provide multiple opportunities for cuing and practice in a fun, group dynamic.

    • Early Literacy Lessons (5 & 6 year olds, only) – Work on pre-literacy skills such as phonemic awareness, letter recognition and formation, and early sound-symbol correspondence.

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Ages 6+
1-hour sessions offered between 8:30am–1:30pm
Individual sessions available 1–3 times per week
Fees will be available after February 1

For students already receiving speech and language services during the school year, summer services help to maintain skills and move students ahead. Target skills such as:

  • 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

  • executive functioning

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A Speech, Language, and Literacy Intensive Program
Ages 5+ (students paired by age and skill)
Times (choose one): 7:30am–8:30am, 1:30pm–2:30pm,
2:30pm–3:30pm, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Tuition: $2,725

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 instruction, tailored to student-specific needs.

  • computer-based instruction for further practice with phonological, decoding and encoding skills.

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.

Post-testing shows, on average, 15–20% gains in foundational reading and spelling skills.

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A Speech, Language, and Literacy Intensive Program
Ages 8–12 (groups of 2–4 students depending on age and skill)
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Tuition: $2,725

Calling all detectives ... it is time to put your sleuthing skills to work! Through small-group instruction, students will hone their language comprehension skills while solving mysteries and “crimes.” During hands-on, engaging 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.

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A Speech, Language, and Literacy Intensive Program
Ages 8–12 (groups of 2–4 students depending on age and skill)
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm,
3:30pm–4:30pm
Tuition: $2,725

Using Lab’s digital video and arts studios, students will develop narrative language skills and bring that language to life through the creation of comics and movies. Within a small group, 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 read aloud and develop succinct summaries.

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

  • explore technology such as BrainPop Make-a-Movie, Comicbook Creator, and editing software for use with a green screen.

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A Speech, Language, and Literacy Intensive Program
Ages 11+ (groups of 2–4 students depending on age and skill)
2 week program! Session A: July 6–17; Session B: July 20–31
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Tuition: $1,360 per session

Using Lab’s state-of-the-art maker spaces and 3-D printers, students will complete a two-week project that requires the honing and utilization of critical executive function skills, including task initiation, planning, prioritization, organization, time management, goal-directed persistence, flexibility and metacognition. Students will:

  • learn time-management strategies for daily, weekly, and long-term assignments.

  • practice estimating time, monitoring project timelines, and reflecting on adherence to guidelines.

  • explore technology and Smart devices to determine which programs work to keep them on track.

  • learn popular executive functioning strategies, including “Get Ready, Do, Done.”

  • generate a home strategy toolkit for future academic tasks and projects.

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A Speech, Language, and Literacy Intensive Program
Ages 8+ (groups of 2–4 students depending on age and skill)
Times (choose one): 1:30pm–2:30pm, 2:30pm–3:30pm, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Tuition: $2,725

Help your child become more at ease with the writing process! Through 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 in a variety of expository text structures. Students will leave with a toolkit to tackle future writing assignments. Students will:

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

  • examine expository text structures through compare/contrast, cause/effect, and sequential writing tasks.

  • 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.

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