Summer language therapy for 10- to 14-year-olds offered

2013-05-05T00:00:00Z Summer language therapy for 10- to 14-year-olds offeredFor The Times
May 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

UNIVERSITY PARK | The Building Complex Language Project is offering free individual language therapy for complex sentence development as part of a clinical study.

The program is designed for students between 10 and 14 years old who have a history of speech/language delay/impairment or learning disability, normal hearing, and no intellectual impairment/developmental delay.

Your child or student may be eligible for this program if he or she has difficulties with understanding or using spoken or written sentences. Screening and enrollment are taking place now through June. The program will involve pre- and post-testing and one or two hours of individual lessons per week for nine weeks, beginning in May or June.

All schedules will be arranged individually with families and the program’s licensed, certified speech-language pathologists, but typically sessions are arranged on weekday afternoons and evenings. Vacation and camp schedules can usually be accommodated. Transportation will not be provided.

This program is being offered at several convenient locations, including the GSU Naperville Education Center, GSU, Rush University Medical Center, and Elmhurst College. Additional sites may also be arranged. This program is supported by Grant #1R15011165-01 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders.

For more information, contact Catherine Balthazar, associate professor of communication disorders, at (708) 534-4592 or

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