The Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL–2) is a research-based intervention program designed to boost literacy skills through a focus on linguistic processes.
This camp is designed for children who have completed second grade and are having a specific difficulty with oral language and/or reading development.
We will consider children who are entering second or fourth grades if we do not reach our capacity with those completing second grade.
This camp is not appropriate for children who have significant difficulty with attention or social skills. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, please submit a copy with this registration.
We will schedule pre-camp assessments during the weeks of May 21–25. Assessments will be conducted to ensure that your child is a good fit for the goals of the program and to assess his or her current level of language and reading so that personalized goals can be set.
The program is run by a certified speech-language pathologist and five to six graduate students in communication disorders. The camp will be limited to a maximum of 15 children.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in teaching activities to increase reading and literacy skills including decoding, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.
Small group rotations within the classroom will be utilized to assist children at different levels on particular goals including oral language skills and improved social interaction.
Individual or small group therapy
Children will participate in sessions that focus on specific communication goals including improved speech production, grammatical formulation and narrative re-tell.
How children qualify
• Enroll in the program by completing the required paperwork
• Be developing typically or have a diagnosed language or reading impairment.
• Speak English
• Complete assessment testing in April or May prior to the beginning of the camp
Tuition is $500
Scholarship applications are available upon request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to register for our SPELL–2 program, call the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic at 480-965-2373 or email email@example.com.