CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: March 28, 2000
Wendell Johnson Clinic offers summer programs in speech, language, hearing,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Children and adults with speech, language, hearing or
reading problems may participate in outpatient assistance programs this summer
at the University of Iowa Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Speech Pathology and Audiology Summer Outpatient Clinical Services will
be available May 15July 31 for people with communication problems.
The services will help infants, toddlers and preschool children with their
emerging communication skills. Programs can also assess school-age children
or help them continue their Individualized Educational Plans. Appropriate
treatment programs can be developed for children who previously have not been
in treatment. Treatment session time and length are flexible in order to accommodate
children's summer schedules.
Adult clients with communications problems will work toward functional communicative
goals. People of all ages with hearing impairments can receive individualized
attention to meet their unique communicative needs through hearing assessments,
hearing aid evaluations and listening devices services. In addition, people
may be eligible for aural rehabilitation services.
The Summer Reading Program will be June 12July 7 to help children
ages 5 to 8 who are at risk for developing language and/or reading skills
problems. The program, which will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through
Friday, will help children build and improve the foundations of reading and
writing, such as vocabulary, decoding and comprehension skills.
UI graduate student-clinicians in the department of speech pathology and
audiology, under the direct supervision of certified and licensed speech-language
pathologists and audiologists, will provide therapy and assessments in the
programs, said Ann Michael, Ph.D., clinic director.
To discuss participation in the summer programs or to schedule an evaluation,
contact the UI Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic at (319) 335-8736.