University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Free, one-on-one language instruction for qualified middle school children is being provided by Governors State University as part of a research study. All instruction is conducted by a certified, trained speech-language pathologist.
The summer language intervention program provides one or two hours of instruction per week for nine weeks. Instruction focuses on building knowledge of advance sentences that are important for reading comprehension, writing, following verbal instructions, and verbal expression in middle school and beyond.
Participation is based on eligibility screening, which takes place in March and April. Students must have a documented language or learning disability, be between 10 and 14 years old, have normal hearing, and meet certain reading and language criteria.
The Summer Language Program is part of a language treatment study supported by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. The study is designed to train speech pathologists in effective language development techniques and to examine their effectiveness on student learning.
Transportation to and from the university is not provided. GSU is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.
For more information, and to register your child for evaluation, contact Dr. Catherine Balthazar at (708) 534-4592 or [email protected].