Childhood Apraxia of Speech Bilingual Summer Camp Series

July 2017

 It was a success!!!

Part of the profit of the Holistic Kids Speech Camp were donated to support children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech through sponsorship for

Triangle Childhood Apraxia of Speech Walk 2017 which took place on Oct. 7, 2017.

Aim: The unique nature of this camp is to target each child’s individual learning needs and goals using a combination of therapeutic approaches: Core Vocabulary, DIR/Floortime approach (D: Development, I: Individual Differences, R: Relationship Building), Principles of Motor Learning, Sensory Integration Therapy, Social Thinking, Zones of Regulation and Music & Movement.

Focus:  Activities were developed and designed to promote the development of socialization, communication, motor skills, coordination and regulation while having FUN!

The “intensive, camp model” is to provide children with frequent, quality time with their speech pathologist in conjunction with other children who are learning how to develop and improve social skills.  The purpose of intensity is to provide many opportunities for children to practice using language, speech and social skills with guided instruction, modeling and intervention appropriate for their needs while enjoying developmental activities to help them develop “school readiness” skills.

The camp is designed for children 3-6 years old who are already enrolled or qualify for speech-language therapy due to a communication disorder such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Expressive Language Disorder and Receptive Language Disorders in addition to addressing the needs of children with Sensory Processing Dysfunction, ADHD and mild behavior challenges.  The camp is designed to follow a traditional preschool classroom format with elements of various  educational philosophies.

Parent and sibling support was included.  

Daily schedule: (2017 summer)

Time: 9:30-12:30 (9 hours per week)

Week 1: July 10, July 12, July 14

Week 2: July 17, July 19, July 20

Week 3: July 25, July 26, July 28

Location: Christ Church United Methodist,

800 Market Street, Southern Village, Chapel Hill, NC 27516