the amina grace speech and language program

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The GiGi’s Playhouse Amina Grace speech and language program provides youth, teens and adults with greatly expanded opportunities to evolve and refine their speech and language skills. Effective enunciation, clarity of speech, word order and message meaning are paramount to fostering greater self-confidence, comprehension, problem-solving, school readiness, social skills, independence, and overall quality of life.

 

Goals

  • Increase clarity of speech and enunciation through a hierarchal approach of repeated exposure and practice of target sounds, focusing on accurate placement of oral articulators.
  • Improve word order and message meaning through focused exercises targeting various parts of speech, including: verb tense, word choice, sentence completion and more.
  • Increase self-confidence through positive reinforcement and various forms of appropriate supportive methods, including: verbal, visual and tactile.
  • Increase comprehension through the use of various visual models and tasks targeting functional level-appropriate targets.
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Questions about speech and language programs? Email us at info@gigisplayhouse.org.

benefits

  • Improve school and social readiness through activities and goal geared towards preparing participants for skills required within their age-leveled school grade, thereby, increasing their chances of improving social skills of blending with classmates.
  • Increase independence and overall quality of life through confidence-building activities, self-help skills and a positive-reinforcing approach to therapeutic targets.

Components

  • speech and language development
  • social development
  • cognitive development
  • affective development
  • attention development
  • parent education

The pilot of The Amina Grace Speech and Language Program came to be by the generous funding from the 2017 Northwestern University Dance Marathon. The pilot of The Amina Grace Speech and Language Program is open to participants of ALL AGES and will run in three 10-week sessions (Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018).  There are a limited number of spots available each session.

The Amina Grace Speech and Language Program provides youth, teens and adults with greatly expanded opportunities to evolve and refine their speech and language skills. Effective enunciation, clarity of speech, word order and message meaning are paramount to fostering greater self-confidence, comprehension, problem-solving, school readiness, social skills, independence, and overall quality of life.

New participants are evaluated utilizing formal and informal measures and receive treatment catered to their specific needs. Even better, this program, like all others at GiGi’s Playhouse, is provided completely free of charge to all of our families involved!