The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is offering summer programs


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Iowa is offering several summer programs during June and July for kids who have a hearing loss, stutter, or wish to work on social skills.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) in Iowa is offering summer programs for children and teens who stutter; those who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing; or individuals building social skills. Please share the three flyers (flyer one, two and three) with families you think may be interested.

All programs are planned and coordinated by Iowa CSD graduate student clinicians, who are supervised by licensed and experienced speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Collaboration with school-based and / or private speech-language pathologists is available and encouraged.

  • Communication Explorers: Formerly called Listen and Speak Up, Communication Explorers focuses on communication skills for children ages three to six with hearing loss. Individualized treatment plans are developed for each child and targeted in group and one-on-one therapy sessions. The program meets twice each week for six weeks during June and July.
  • Social Climbers: We offer social language opportunities within a group setting to allow kids ages 6-14 to focus on any functional needs, such as conversation skills, understanding and building relationships, self-advocacy, perspective-taking and navigating social issues. Individualized instructional and practice opportunities are based on each person’s priorities and needs.
  • UI SHINE: Formerly named UISPEAKS, this three and a half day summer program was created for children and teens ages 7–17 who stutter or are Deaf/hard of hearing. Participants will engage in activities to develop confidence and self advocacy using individual and group speech therapy sessions.

Questions? Please email or phone program coordinators and read more on the CSD website.