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SLP Specialty Clinics

English Language Proficiency Clinic

The ELPC is a specialized speech and language clinic associated with the main Kent State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Clients are seen individually by M.A. level students from our graduate program in Speech Pathology

 

Telepractice

The Speech Pathology and Audiology Department hosts a research project studying the efficacy of using a "telepractice" or telehealth service delivery model to provide speech and language therapy services to students in rural Ohio school districts.

 

Kent State University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic launches a new group therapy and now offers 3 different Social Skills groups during the Summer 2019 semester.

 

Boundaries Social Skills Group

Starting June 13th Boundaries Social Skills, 7-week program. Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Enrollment closes on May 8th.

This group has a maximum of 5 participants and is for ages 10-15. This program is based on and uses the Circles Curriculum from James Stanfield. Each week participants learn about a different “circle” or “color” and the people that best fit in that circle that is a distance from “me.” Each “circle” has a level of talk, touch, and trust associated with it to help participants understand the types of interactions with people in each color group. Week one introduces the Purple Private Circle. During that first week we discuss positive self-talk and safety, both topics that are reviewed and expanded upon throughout the program. Parents receive a handout each week with a review of the previous week’s content, information on the newest “circle” and encouragement to discuss the content further with their child using examples of people the participant knows. The program culminates in a review of all circles and a pizza party with families during the final week. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Boundaries Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. Even if your child has participated in the past some of our families find that repeating the group with new facilitators and a new group of children helps their son or daughter learn and practice more of the concepts learned from Boundaries. More information is available at https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa/slp-specialty-clinics or call (330) 672-2672.

 

Teen Talk

Starting June 18th – Teen Talk is an 8-week program for 13-18-year olds adapted with permission from the PEERS Program® https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/teens. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm.

Enrollment closes on May 8th.

This is a discussion-based group that will require a good level of comprehension skills and the ability to take turns in a group. Each week a different core topic from the PEERS program will be presented and discussed by participants. Topics include how to “trade information” with others, small talk and starting conversations, maintaining a conversation, entering a conversation when a group of people are talking, exiting conversations, how to use humor, and handling teasing and embarrassing feedback.  This group has a maximum size of 5 participants. Enroll now as space is limited. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Teen Talk Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. More information is available at https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa/slp-specialty-clinics or call (330) 672-2672. 

 

Teen Talk 2.0 

Starting June 19th – our newest group is an 8-week program called Teen Talk 2.0. This group will meet Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm, is for 13-18-year olds, and covers content adapted with permission from the PEERS Program® https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/teens. Participants do not need to have participated in our Teen Talk group in order to join Teen Talk 2.0.         Enrollment closes on May 8th.

This is a discussion-based group that will require a good level of comprehension skills and the ability to take turns in a group. Each week a different core topic from the PEERS program will be presented and discussed by participants. Topics will include a brief review how to trade information and conversation skills as well as: good sportsmanship, handling disagreements, choosing friends, handling direct bullying, handling indirect bullying and cyber bullying, and changing your reputation This is the first semester we will be hosting this group which has a maximum size of 5 participants. Enroll now as space is limited. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Teen Talk 2.0 Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. More information is available at https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa/slp-specialty-clinics or call (330) 672-2672.