Summer Programs

"This program is such an essential part of my daughter’s overall therapy. We so greatly appreciate all of the work you do with her and the confidence you are building within her. Thank you!"
- Joan, mom of Angela, age 8

Why do people love our summer programs so much? Because they're both fun and life-changing! We have countless stories from students and volunteers alike who have experienced the dramatic impact these programs can make. Our 2019 summer programs were a success thanks to our awesome staff, volunteers, and of course the children who participated. We're already looking forward to our 2020 summer programs set for July 6th - August 6th, and we have sessions for ages 3 - 18. Explore the programs below to learn more or click here to get started by filling out our registration form!

If you're interested in helping a child attend our summer programs by making a donation to cover the cost of tuition, please click here to learn more about how you can help.

Where?

Our summer programs will be held at our Lombard location.

When?

Dates: July 6th - August 6th, 2020

Days: Each class runs for 5 weeks, Monday - Thursday (totalling 20 classes)

Times: 9:00am-10:30am, 11:30am-1:00pm, or 3:00pm-4:30pm (time slots are 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. 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. 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, there is a $200 out-of-pocket supply fee not covered by insurance.

How to register?

You can reserve your child's spot in one of our summer programs by paying the $200 supply fee. Students must also complete a program evaluation to determine their current skill levels and appropriateness for class.

Programs

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.