CONTACT: BETTY MERRIFIELD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clincis
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 15, 1999
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Children who need help with hearing
and speaking can receive professional assistance again this summer through
a program at the Children's Hospital of Iowa at the University of Iowa Hospitals
The six-week summer clinic is for pre-school and primary
grade students who have communication problems. The program is tailored to
prepare children for speech pathology programs in their schools, or to provide
a bridge during the summer months for those children who are already enrolled
in assistance programs in their schools. Remedial and enrichment reading assistance
is also provided.
The six-week program, administered by speech pathologist
Betty Merrifield, begins June 14 and continues through July 23. At the conclusion,
formal reports will be sent to parents for further coordination with the child's
Five options are available for the length and frequency
of the communication treatment sessions during the summer. Fees for the program
vary according to the option selected. Health insurance may cover the cost,
and some scholarships are available.
Further information is available by contacting Betty
Merrifield at (319) 356-2154.