Written Language and Speech-Language Services

Strategy Instruction in Writing

Effective strategy instruction can minimize resource demands by explicitly scaffolding components of the writing process (planning, writing, and revising). The Write Turn was developed after years of research and implementation. It is a unique writing program that incorporates language processing skills, the FIX Strategy (a research-based revising strategy), and self-regulation strategies designed for students of all ages, regardless of their achievement level. The FIX Strategy provides the building blocks and tools students need to improve the quality of their essays and to become successful writers. The Write TurnĀ® is a research-based writing program that goes beyond a typical writer's workshop. Students are introduced to strategies that help improve:

  • Planning, writing, and revising skills
  • Working memory
  • Language processing and visual imagery skills that improve sentence/paragraph writing
  • Brainstorming, categorization, and organizational skills
  • Annotating text and writing detailed and complex topic sentences
  • Sentence-combining & writing grammatically correct sentences
  • Self-regulation skills (self-reinforcement, self-monitoring, goal setting) to internalize strategies

Group Summer Writing Sessions

Small group sessions (4:1 student to teacher ratio) are offered during the summer. The Write Turn provides 20 hours of specialized and explicit instruction in a researched-based writing program that goes beyond a typical writer's workshop.

Pre- and post-instruction data from Summer 2020

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Individual Writing Sessions

Individual sessions are offered throughout the summer and during the school year. Individual sessions are perfect for students who:

  • prefer one-to-one sessions with an instructor
  • need a few sessions to refresh skills
  • have a paper due over the summer or during the school year

If you have any questions or would like to schedule individual sessions please click the button below to visit the 2021 Summer Writing Sessions registration page:

Reading Intervention and Speech-Language Services

  • We provide comprehensive speech-language evaluations for individuals with expressive/receptive language deficits or with language-based learning disabilities that impact reading, writing, and spelling.
  • Consultation services are provided to professionals and parents on effective strategies for improving vocabulary knowledge, written language, as well as expressive and receptive language skills.
  • We provide supervision for speech-language pathologists during their Clinical Fellowship Year.

Telepractice Services

Telepractice sessions (individual or group) are offered for students from 4th grade through college throughout the summer and during the school year. Students can receive instruction anywhere they have access to the internet and a computer. Telepractice sessions are offered for all services; writing, reading, spelling, as well as expressive and receptive language. If doing a group session, students, as a group, will need to coordinate mutual meeting dates and times.

If you have any questions or are interested in an online session, you may use the section below to submit information or go to our Contact Us page and submit the necessary information. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

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