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Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Camps at the Ely Center in Newton

From The Ely Center

June 6, 2014

Summer 2014 Social Cognitive Speech
and Language Immersion Camp

Enrollment has been extended until June 17, 2014

Timeframe:  4 Weeks - June 30 through July 25, 2014
                           Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
                           (no camp 7/4/14)

Daily Schedule
  • 9:00am drop off @ The Ely Center, LLC
  • Group meeting: plan of the day
  • Morning individual speech and language therapy sessions and small group social cognitive skill building
  • 12:00 noon - lunch
  • Afternoon outing focusing on Social Cognition, including expressive and receptive language skills in the natural context
  • 4:00pm pick up @ The Ely Center, LLC
Content/Therapeutic Strategies
The Ely Center, LLC offers a Summer Intensive component that focuses on teaching, reinforcing and supporting each individual student's social cognition, speech, receptive and expressive language using strategies and tools to improve social thinking (R), executive function, language formulation, comprehension & sensory needs via structured 1:1 tutorials and natural context learning.
The Ely Center, LLC is a speech and language center that focuses on Social Cognition, Language Organization and Comprehension as well as the mechanics of speech. We accomplish this and are qualified to do this based on the following tools and expertise.
Pragmatic language is the use of language in context. It falls under the speech and language umbrella. Self-regulation, is a feature of social cognition that must be present and well developed for pragmatic language to be functional.
Michelle Garcia Winner, M.S. CCC-SLP is the California SLP who is the most published, highly respected, and with whom my staff and I have trained, is the guru of pragmatic language and social cognition or as she has trademarked, "Social Thinking (R)." Her ideas and tools are introduced, reinforced, and used throughout any Ely Center experience.

Our colleague, Sara Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP is another highly trained speech language pathologist, whose expertise focuses on Executive Function, which includes skills such as attention to task completion, emotional development, planning, organizing and the overall ability to be ready to learn. My staff and I have also participated in many trainings with Sara, and consider her a valued colleague. Many of her tools are woven into the teachable moment and natural context learning of our program.
Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.S., CCC-SLP, the driving force behind the Story Grammar Marker (a tool for developing language organization), has trained the Ely Center Staff in Story Grammar Development and serves as an ongoing consultant to our program. We use her tools and techniques to teach, reinforce, and generalize language organization skills.
Summer staff also includes Speech and Language Pathologists, an Occupational Therapist, and graduate students in Communication Disorders. All supports are created and facilitated by certified specialists with the help of emerging specialists.

  • Weekly Fees: $1400/week ( $1120 week 1)
  • Additional speech and language therapy may be added at our professional rate of $150/hour, prorated. A detailed progress note will be written upon completion of services.
Intake Information

There is a $90 fee for the intake. This fee would be billed to the district upon acceptance of this proposal.
Celebrate Back to School - Enjoy the Last Week
Summer Social Cognition Mini Camp
This program is being offered to students as they prepare for the transition back to school in the Fall 2014.
Dates: August 25 – August 28
Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm or 9:00am - 4:00pm
                (4pm pick up option available)
 Cost Options: Half Day - $650; Full Day - $1200 ($200 due
                               immediately to secure the student’s spot.
                               The balance is due by August 1, 2014)
This 16/28 hour academic and social summer learning and return to school experience will include the following components:
1.) Executive Function Reinforcement
  • attention to task completion
  • situational awareness
  • planning
  • organizing
  • monitoring inhibition
  • metacognitive awareness
2.) Social Expectations for School:
  • peer relationships; the care and keeping of friends
  • teacher relationships
  • gaining independence
  • issues of bullying
 3.) Academic Strategies, Tools, & Techniques for School:
This program will include but not be limited to direct instruction in general curriculum tools for deeper content learning success. The concepts taught will be reinforced with hands-on natural context experiences in the small group setting as well as in the Auburdale community.
Programming includes:
  • reading comprehension
  • written expression
  • high order language processing (reasoning, predicting, inferencing, problem solving, filtering important from unimportant information)
  • emotional needs
  • sensory needs
  • functional math
4.) Anticipated Outcomes:
Students will develop strategies for academic and interpersonal success, with a strong emphasis on enhancing self-esteem.
Students will:
  • establish awareness of and strategy use for the essential skills and concepts of language processing(based on individual learning style) to aide in their learning
  • develop and practice language organization skills (utilizing Story Grammar Marker), including topic development, topic maintenance, speak clearly, utilize expected amount of talk time, body language, eye contact, bubble thoughts
  • practice receptive language: whole body listening, identifying facial expressions, topic maintenance, turn taking, personal space, the hidden curriculum for various communication situations, problem solving, reasoning, and expected vs. unexpected behavior
  • assess the changing environments of the school setting and determine his/her role as a learner in his/her new classroom

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