Online Programs

"I am so very thankful to CHAT for continuing to advocate for and assist children develop foundational communication and life skills during these uncertain times. I very much look forward to seeing these gains carry forward into the school year and know my daughter will be better-positioned to succeed."
- Debra, parent

Why do people love our summer programs so much? Because they're both fun and life-changing! We have countless stories from students and families alike who have experienced the dramatic impact these programs can make. Our 2020 all virtual summer programs reached our largest group ever – we are thrilled to have served more than 100 children via teletherapy groups and 1:1 sessions. As this school year kick off with largely online learning, we are planning for fall programs to help bridge learning gaps, children struggling with reading, and with executive functioning – even more critical in an online world. Programs will run twice weekly for 10 weeks beginning the week of October 5th and ending the week of December 14th. Times will depend on availability, but likely will be during “after school” hours.  Explore the programs below to learn more or click here to get started by filling out our registration form!

70% of the children who attended our 2020 summer session were able to do so because of donations to CHAT. If you're interested in helping a child attend our programs by making a donation to help cover the cost of tuition, please click here to learn more.

Where?

Our Fall 2020 programs will be held online.

When?

Dates: October 5th - December 17th, 2020

Days: Each class runs twice a week for 10 weeks, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (totaling 20 classes)

Times: After school program times, TBD based upon level of interest in different programs and from different age groups

Why?

Strong oral communication skills are the building blocks for literacy, and communication is critical to every aspect of personal, academic, and professional success in life. Strong social communication skills are necessary for meaningful relationships with family members, teachers and friends. They are also important academically, as many curriculum-based activities rely on working with peers to compromise and problem-solve. Executive functioning skills are key to academic and professional success. Avoid summer learning loss this year and sign your child up for one of our programs!

How Much?

We currently bill BCBS, Aetna, and Medicaid insurance under speech-language services to cover the cost of the program. Private insurance families will be required to pay any co-payment or deductible out of pocket. We can work with each family individually to determine costs. If you don't have insurance or we don't currently work with your insurance company, but would like to explore the program, please complete the form and we will contact you to discuss private pay options. In addition, for private insurance and private pay families, there is a $100 out-of-pocket registration fee not covered by insurance.

How to register?

You can reserve your child's spot in one of our summer programs by paying the $100 registration fee. Medicaid and scholarship families can reserve a spot by signing our commitment forms. Students must also complete a program evaluation to determine their current skill levels and appropriateness for class.

Programs

New in 2020!
Executive Functioning Program

For kids ages 10-18 needing to improve their organization, time-management, and attention skills.

Social Communication Program

For kids ages 5-18 looking to improve conversation, cooperation and regulation skills.

Leap Into Literacy

For children ages 3-5, this program aims to maximize your child's success with language and literacy.

Language to Literacy Phase I

This beginner course focuses on the basics of language, listening and phonological awareness.

Language to Literacy Phase II

This course is designed to continue strengthening the skills built in Phase I, while also working on improving your child's spelling and decoding skills in order to enhance their reading comprehension.

Language to Literacy Phase III

This program is where we take the literacy skills developed in our earlier programs and start applying them to writing. From brainstorming to the final product, students will leave this program with the ability to move through the entire writing process.