Even if they’ve made strides during the academic year, children with developmental delays are at risk of regressing during breaks from school. Rochester Hearing & Speech Center’s Summer Outreach Program gives at-risk students the support they need during the summer months, which includes speech, language, literacy, and physical and occupational therapy, along with special education.
Rochester Hearing & Speech Center’s annual summer program is an essential service to area children with severe needs, the vast majority of whom receive no hearing and speech therapy services between academic years. Having just completed its eighth year, the summer program’s special education curriculum engaged students through fun themes, such as community transportation, the beach, colors, and zoo animals. Students also enjoyed special visits from firemen, the Wegmans ZooMobile, and a nutritionist. The speech pathologist, special educators, and volunteers made learning fun through the use of dress-up clothes and a toy library.
Children in Rochester are faced with significant obstacles in school readiness development. With more than 60% of local pre-K students performing below expectations, the community depends on extracurricular educational opportunities, like the summer program at Rochester Hearing & Speech Center, to prepare children for the academic year ahead. The program is dedicated to serving the needs of the most vulnerable students through high-quality speech therapy, special education, and other services.
With their hearing clinic and therapeutic services, Rochester Hearing & Speech Center helps clients reach their full potential in life. To learn more about the Summer Outreach Services program, speech therapy, or hearing testing, call one of their three locations: Elmwood Avenue: (585) 271-0680, Greece: (585) 723-2140, or Webster: (585) 286-9373. You can also like them on Facebook.