CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-6660; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: March 7, 2001
Wendell Johnson Center offers summer programs
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Children and adults with speech,
language, hearing or reading problems may participate in clinical services
this summer at the University of Iowa Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center.
-- The Speech Pathology and Audiology Summer Outpatient
Clinical Services will be available during June and July for people of all
ages with communication problems.
The services can 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 25 through
July 13 to help children in second and third grades who are having difficulty
developing language and/or reading skills. The program will meet from 9 to
11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Children will receive help to build and
improve their 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
Center at (319) 335-8736.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.