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Language & Literacy Group
What is the purpose of the group?
The purpose of the group is to "boost" language skills through interactive play and activities. All activities are intended to provide a solid foundation for developing reading and writing skills.
Who can join the group?
Children who are between the ages of 3 and 4, and would benefit from a language rich environment. Some examples are children who are learning English as a second language, children with speech delays, children who were late to begin talking. This group is not designed to meet the needs of children with significant expressive or receptive language delays, or general developmental delays.
What if my child has a speech or language disorder?
If your child qualifies for individual speech or language intervention, those services are offered after the group meeting time. Children needing individual intervention will participate in 30 minute sessions from 10:50-11:20. Individual sessions are charged a separate fee. We are able to bill insurance or Medicaid.
When and where does the group meet?
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 in Room 107 O'Kelly Hall. We follow the UND school calendar.
Where can I park?
Parking on campus is challenging. If you stay for the group, you will need to park in the guest parking lot. We also offer "drop off" service from 8:50-9:10 and "pick up" service from 10:55-11:05 (or 11:20 if your child received individual services). For this service, you will be allowed to use the entrance on 2nd Avenue. You will receive a parking pass to display in your window on the first day of class.
How much is the Language and Literacy Group?
The cost is $225 per semester. Payment is due in full by the first day. Individual speech –language services are billed separately. Partial scholarships are available, if needed.
How can I join?
Complete the application form and return it to:
UND Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
290 Centennial Drive, Stop 8040
Grand Forks, ND 58202
What do I need to bring on the first day?
Please bring a shirt that can get dirty. We will put it over your child during art projects. If your child is toilet trained, please bring a change of clothes in case of accidents. If your child is not toilet trained, please supply what we will need for changing.
What will my child be doing at the Language and Literacy Group?
9-9:20 Creative play (themed activities targeting vocabulary)
9:20-9:30 Welcome and sharing (writing activity)
9:30-9:50 Shared story and activity (reading and phonological awareness)
9:50-10:00 bathroom time and wash hands
10:00-10:10 snack time
10:10-10:30 art activity-Thursdays (following directions/concepts) and music therapy - Tuesdays
10:30-10:50 Creative play (themed activities targeting grammatical structures of language)
10:50 - dismissal for those leaving
10:50-11:20 individual therapy for those that qualify
Each week a new theme will be introduced. All activities for the week will be based on that particular theme.