If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Join The Chatterbug Club!

Some children are naturally more ready to engage one another on a social-communicative level than others.  We can chalk it up to differing personalities or genetics or even a rainy day, yet language skills and emotional tendencies certainly play a vital role in a child's ability to form friendships. The speech and psychology clinicians at Laughlin have developed a skill-building camp for Pre-K children that specifically addresses communication and language issues in a fun and play-filled environment!  

The Chatterbug Club is a week-long summer experience for boys and girls, ages 4 -6. Scheduled for the beginning of this summer, The Chatterbug Club could be the perfect way to boost your youngster's communication. The session will coach kids and help them practice the social language skills and behaviors that are used in every day life through role playing, conversation games, and other fun activities.  

What's in store? Each day will be centered around a theme. Children will work on their friendship and conversation skills as the group prepares and shares a light lunch together.  Laughlin's expert clinicians will lead the group toward bettering pragmatic language, social engagement, as well as emotional and behavioral management. 

Is The Chatterbug Club right for your child? With a child's development, the earlier that deficiencies are addressed, even the subtle ones, the better. If your child is showing signs of discomfort in a group setting, has trouble engaging new people or making new friends, or avoids greetings or eye contact, these sessions could significantly benefit your child and your family! 

If you have specific questions about how your child could benefit from The Chatterbug Club or any of the other services that Laughlin offers, please don't hesitate to contact us. We want to partner with you in developing important social skills that your children will have for life!

WHEN: Monday - Friday, June 24 - 28, Noon - 1pm
WHERE: Laughlin Children's Center
WHO: Children ages 4 - 6
HOW MUCH: $150 (includes lunch each day)*

Call Laughlin today at 412-741-4087 to reserve a spot for your child! 

*Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

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