Language Development Class

Carruth Center Language Development Class

Therapeutic program for preschool-aged children who have speech and language delays

The Carruth Center's Language Development Class is developed for children from 24-42 months of age and is led by a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist with support from 1-2 paraprofessionals. Therapy is provided in a small group setting with class sizes limited to 6 students.

The goal of the Language Development Class is to improve the child's skills and abilities through the use of developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory, play-based activities.

Therapy is focused on helping the child in the following areas:

  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Social and play skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Self help
  • Sensory processing

Unique Features

  • 30 minutes of sensorimotor lab per session guided by licensed occupational therapists
  • 30-minute music lesson once a week led by music therapist.
  • Parents are given the opportunity to observe their child in the classroom and daily feedback is provided by the speech-language pathologist. Collaboration with parents takes place on a regular basis and is a key component to facilitating carryover of skills learned in the classroom.
  • Meetings with parents conducted at the end of each semester include written reports providing progress toward classroom goals and the child's level of skills.

Class Availability

Classes meet twice a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 9:30 a.m. - noon.

Three sessions are held per year:

  • Fall (August - December)
  • Spring (January - May)
  • Summer (June - July)

Contact Virginia Dietz for more info.