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TWU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic announces summer programs


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic offers several programs for the community this summer.

Dates, times and costs for the programs vary. Payment plans and sliding scale fees are available. All programs will be held at the TWU Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic in room 601 of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building, located on the corner of Bell Avenue and College Street on TWU’s Denton campus. For a map of the campus, visit

All sessions are led by master’s level graduate students under the direct supervision of a licensed professional. Space is limited for the programs and individual therapy sessions and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call (940) 898-2285 or email

Preschool Language Curriculum

Speech/language therapy is offered in a group setting for children ages 3 to 5. The curriculum focuses on reinforcing and building upon basic speech and language skills, social skills and emergent literacy skills. This clinic benefits children who have communication challenges.

Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (940) 898-2029 or (940) 898-2285.

Language and Feeding with Friends (LAFF)

LAFF is a group feeding program for toddlers with sensory-based feeding disorders. Children play with a variety of foods of different textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experience and improve oral intake. Children also participate in language enrichment activities to improve communication skills.

Sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon. Each session is planned around a weekly theme and includes circle time, sensory exploration activities with food and non-food items, and snack time. For more information, call (940) 898-2024 or email

Preschool Articulation and Language Service (P.A.L.S)

P.A.L.S is a literacy-based approach to instruction that allows remediation of speech errors in context. This clinic benefits children between ages 3-5 who have deficits in the areas of articulation, phonology and/or expressive language. Included in the activities are opening circle time, specific center activities, individual instruction, music, movement and snack time.

P.A.L.S. will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information, call (940) 898-2027 or email

Literacy and Language Learning Clinic for Hard of Hearing Students

Tutoring sessions in the areas of language and literacy learning are offered for school-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Individualized instruction will be determined based on assessment results. Instructors are pre-service teachers of the deaf who are able to communicate using sign language. Scholarships are available.

Slots also are available for individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders, voice, fluency and language. For more information, call (940) 898-2028 or email

Listening and Oral Language (LOL) Play Group

Small group activities target skills in listening and spoken language by engaging children in dramatic play, literacy-based experiences, music and movement, and hands-on science activities. This clinic would be beneficial for children ages 3-7 with hearing loss who are working on skills in listening and spoken language.

Sessions are offered from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call (940) 898-2285 or email

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic Services

The clinic offers individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders, voice, fluency, language and literacy on Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesdays/Thursdays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (940) 898-2285.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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