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Tricks for Talking

Tricks for Talking is a summer camp for children and adolescents who stutter.

Tricks for Talking…

  • Is a comprehensive speech therapy experience for children and adolescents ages 3-15 years.
  • Combines individual speech therapy with group therapy.
  • Provides a fun atmosphere where children learn strategies to improve speech fluency.
  • Is a program developed by speech-language pathologists who tailor therapy to each child’s individual needs.
  • Provides an opportunity to interact with other children who stutter and practice newly acquired skills.
  • Offers a place where the whole family can learn to help children overcome their speech difficulty by attending the family education classes that run concurrently with the program.

Tricks for Talking’s philosophy is that talking should be fun. The program was developed to provide an opportunity to learn fluency enhancing strategies and to practice them in a fun environment that enhances carryover into every day speech.

Children practice newly acquired skills with one-on-one clinician support.

The program combines direct instruction in fluency enhancing techniques with games and other exciting activities, including:

  • Videotaped productions
  • Interactive games
  • Dramatic play activities

A complete speech-language evaluation is highly recommended prior to entering the program.

2010 brochure and registration form

When:
June 14 - July 21, 2010
Monday and Wednesday mornings
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Parent sessions take place every Wednesday from 9 - 10 a.m.

Where:

Callier Center Richardson
811 Synergy Park Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080

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Tuition:
$500

Contact:

Shannon Raby
srr021000@utdallas.edu
214-905-3134