UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic to host summer communication programs for children, adults

June 4, 2014

Michael Childs

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Athens, Ga. - Four communication program sessions will be offered for children and adults with speech, language or reading concerns this summer by the University of Georgia Speech and Hearing Clinic.

The first two-week session offers two programs-one for children and another for adults-from June 16-27. Puppy Talk is an evidence-based intervention and enrichment program focusing on literacy, speech and language production, and social communication for children ages 3-6. CARE Dawgs is a comprehensive aphasia rehabilitation and education program for adults and requires some caregiver participation.

The second two-week session offers one program for children, and another for adolescents and adults from July 17-18. Big Dawgs is an evidence-based intervention and enrichment program in literacy, speech production and language skills for children entering second through seventh grade in fall 2014. Smooth Dawgs is intensive practice in fluent speech for adolescents and adults who stutter. Clients learn fluency skills and how to manage their stuttering.

All sessions meet weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon for two weeks.

Applications and recent diagnostic, clinical or educational program information are required and will be reviewed to assure appropriate placement. Participants without recent assessment or evaluation reports may require a separate appointment for individual evaluation at the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic before June 13. A separate evaluation fee may apply.

There is a $500 program fee per participant per two-week session and a $75 supply fee for the first participant in each family. A $100 deposit, to be applied to the program fee, is due with the application.

Financial assistance or scholarships may be available; contact Kathy Moss at 706-542-3895 for more information. Applications are available by calling Amber Laws at 706-542-4598 or online at

The clinic, based in UGA's College of Education at Aderhold Hall, has been providing Athens area adults and children with state-of-the-art services for the prevention, assessment and treatment of speech, language, swallowing and hearing disorders since 1953.


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