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 designed for children from 24–42 months of age and is led by a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist with support from 1–2 paraeducators. Therapy is provided in a small group setting. Class size is limited to 6 students.

The class experience is designed to improve children’s skills and abilities through the use of developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory, play-based activities.

Therapy Focus

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

Unique Features

  • 30 minutes (per class) in sensorimotor lab, guided by licensed occupational therapists.
  • 30-minute music lesson (once a week) led by a music therapist.
  • Parent classroom observation time
  • Daily feedback provided by the speech-language pathologist
  • Personal feedback to parents at the end of each session
  • Final written report documenting the child’s current level of skills and progress

Class Availability

Three sessions held per year:
Fall Session  (August–December)
Spring Session  (January–May)
Summer Session  (June–July)

Classes meet twice a week:
Monday / Wednesday or
Tuesday / Thursday
9:30 a.m. – noon

Contact Virginia Dietz for more info.