(866) 849-4608

285 Chateau Dr SW Huntsville AL United States 35801

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Summer is an excellent time for your child to focus on speech, language, reading and social skills.  In addition to our traditional sessions, we offer group and individual therapy sessions that target specific areas of need.

S.U.P.E.R. FRIENDS CAMP AND GROUPS

Does your child have difficulty making and keeping friends, or learning how to read and respond appropriately to social cues?  Picking up on social cues, both verbal and non-verbal, is a skill with which many children and adolescents struggle.  These struggles can cause awkward and frustrating situations for our children, often leading to anxiety, lack of self control, and anger.  Our week-long S.U.P.E.R. Friends camp and/or ongoing groups can help.  These social groups are age-specific and concentrate on:

Social language skill building

Understanding social cues

Peer interaction

Encouragement and empathy

Respectfulness and appropriateness

 

Within these groups, kids are taught to use and understand appropriate body language and facial expressions, initiate and respond to interactions such as play and conversations, take turns, problem solving, and negotiations.  The groups are interactive and fun, and teach kids to handle situations they encounter at home, at school, and during extracurricular activities.  

 

Session 1: June 3 - 7 • Monday - Friday • 8:00 - 11:00AM • Huntsville, AL • $375 

Session 2: June 10 - 14 • Monday - Friday • 8:00 - 11:00AM • Huntsville, AL • $375

Session 3: June 24 - 28 • Monday - Friday • 10:00AM - 12:00PM • Athens, AL • $275

Session 4: June 24 - 28 • Monday - Friday • 1:00 - 3:00PM • Athens, AL • $275

Session 5 (tentative): July 15 - 19 • Monday - Friday • 10:00AM - 12:00PM • Athens, AL • $275

For those not wanting a regular, weekly group experience for their child, we have ongoing social skills groups in Huntsville.  These groups use the same techniques as our camps to teach social skills, and meet for one hour per week on Monday afternoons.  We currently have space to add more participants and more groups.

Give us a call at 866-849-4608 or email info@effectiveslp.com for more information on the S.U.P.E.R. Friends Camp or ongoing groups.   Also, you can register for a camp session below and we will be in contact with you soon.

 

*Please note we would like to screen each camper for both Athens and Huntsville camps to ensure they are placed in the age/skill-appropriate session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE SPEECH PROGRAMS

Would you like to boost your child's speech and language skills this summer?  Our Intensive Programs are individualized and designed to give children a boost in their weakest areas.  These programs address specific goals over a 6 to 8 week period.  These one-on-one sessions focus solely on your child's needs.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING PROGRAM

Is your child struggling with completing tasks, paying attention, or following instructions?  If so, they may have weak executive functioning skills; the ones that help them set and achieve goals, minimize distractions, prioritize tasks, and control their impulses.  These are not innate skills, but each child has the potential to develop them.  Our techniques teach the child to: 

  • Control emotions  

  • Improve memory

  • Stick to tasks

  • Reduce impulses

  • Get organized

  • Plan ahead

  • Manage time wisely

We will help your child develop and strengthen a growth mindset, and experience the resulting lifelong benefits.

INTENSIVE READING THERAPY

Does your child:

  • Misunderstand what you say?

  • Have difficulty comprehending or retelling a story?

  • Give slow or delayed responses?

  • Mispronounce typical word sounds?

  • Have difficulty reading or learning to read?

If you answered yes to one or a few of these questions, your child may not be processing the sounds of language well or may not link sounds to certain letters.  This can lead to reading and/or academic struggles.  Language and reading mastery are among the most difficult challenges a child faces.  Would you like to boost your child's reading level this summer?  Our Intensive Reading Therapy is designed to develop and bolster:

  • Listening skills

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Comprehension

  • Fluency

Our goal is to generate speed, accuracy and a love of reading!