+ Columbus Summer Camp: Speech/Language Activities

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Northrup and Associates Summer 2012 programs will offer

  • ARTiculation, using creativity and artistic exoression to focus on  sound  remediation (grades 2 and above). Individual or group sessions are available. Activities will involve oral motor exercises, auditory discrimination tasks, computer programs, and traditional articulation tasks.  Current speech therapy plans and/or IEPs would be helpful, they say.
  • Summer Book Clubs,  offers two options: “Reading and Reels” (books that became films), and the “Unbook Club” during which students will use ebooks and reading software.  These will be grouped by age and reading level.  Talk will be directed getting the big picture, picking out key points, completing chapter summaries, making predictions/inferences.
  • Building Executive Skills,  which grow as a child grows.  Both individual and group sessions available.  These will be structured with awareness of the developmental aspect in mind.  It will address attention, working memory, response inhibition and emotional control.
  • Make Your MARC!  For students with strong decoding skills, this focusses on math and reading comprehension strategies.  Sessions will address reading comprehension of written passages and math word problems.  A variety of methods will be used including Lindamood-Bell’s “Visualizing and Verbalizing.”  Before math calculations can be made, students have to recognize key words, match corresponding operations with key words, and read with understanding the language embedded in story problems.
  • F l U e N c y  is a fun, holistic approach to fluency.  Strategies such as decreasing tension and struggle during stuttering moments, working to decrease avoidances, and learning more about stuttering will help to increase effective communication.  The operative word is FUN.
  • EASEL is a support program that assists with foundational concepts.  Sessions include aspects of Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell programs, using rhyming, letter/sound correlation, sound/oral placement correlation, auditory attention and awareness, and phonological awareness.  For students who have completed Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st grade.  Group Session 1: June 25-29 from 9:30 to 11:30 daily; Group Session 2: August 6-10 from 9:30 to 11:30 daily.
  • SLY   (Social Language for Youth) is for students who struggle with social situations.  Sessions highlight topics that will expand social thinking.  Activities include discussion, games and role-playing.SLY offers a safe and structured place in which to practice new and unfamiliar social language skills and gradually expand the student’s comfort zone.  The goal is to help children transfer learned skills in a structured setting to a social setting which is less structured.

Contact www.northrupandassociates.com, or call 614-864-6620.  Northrup and Associates are located at 6422 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, and also 130 North Woods Blvd, Suite B, Columbus OH 43235.

Orton-Gillingham tutoring in Columbus OH:  Adrienne Edwards 614-579-6021 or email aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com 

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