southtownstar
DYNAMIC 
Weather Updates

GSU hosts summer language therapy for kids

Updated: June 27, 2013 6:07AM



Governors State University will be one of the sites for the Building Complex Language Project, which offers free individual language therapy for complex sentence development as part of a clinical study.

The program is designed for students 10 to 14 years old who have a history of speech or language delay impairment or learning disability, normal hearing and no intellectual impairment or developmental delay.

Children may be eligible for the program if they have difficulties understanding or using spoken or written sentences. Screening and enrollment are taking place through June.

The program will involve pre- and post-testing and one or two hours of individual lessons per week for nine weeks beginning in May or June. Schedules will be arranged individually with the program’s licensed, certified speech-language pathologists.

Sessions typically are arranged on weekday afternoons and evenings. Vacation and camp schedules usually can be accommodated, but transportation will not be provided.

Other program locations are the GSU Naperville Education Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Elmhurst College.

Additional sites may be arranged.

The program is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Balthazar, associate professor of communication disorders, at (708) 534-4592 or email cbalthazar@govst.edu.

Staff report



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.