Intensive Summer Learning Camp

The Children’s Center offers intensive individualized instruction that focuses on processing weaknesses. If left untreated, it can interfere with an individual’s ability to learn, and foster both at home and school. When coupled with speech, occupational and/or behavioral therapies, students progress at a much faster rate than with traditional therapies, or tutoring alone. If your child experiences difficulty with any of the following areas, then he or she may benefit from intensive instruction:

  • Critical thinking, drawing inferences or conclusions
  • Expressing what he/she is thinking in a clear & concise manner
  • Understanding and/or following conversation
  • Has difficulty sounding out words
  • Looks at the first letter of a word and guesses the rest (i.e. sees FROST and says FRIEND)
  • Spells phonetically (i.e. ENUF instead of ENOUGH, FUNKSHUN instead of FUNCTION)
  • Forgets words he/she just learned from a previous sentence
  • Has drastically weaker reading comprehension than oral comprehension
  • Recalling information he/she has studied for a test
  • Writing in a clear and organized fashion
  • Following directions
  • Has difficulty associating sounds with letters
  • Automatically assimilating reading material
  • Makes reading errors where sounds are omitted or changed (i.e. sees PURPLE and reads PUPIL, or sees STREET and reads SWEET)
  • Reads very slowly, trying to sound out each individual word
  • Writes using words far below that of his/her vocabulary ability, because simpler words are easier to spell

Our trained reading specialists use Lindamood-Bell authored programs – Visualizing and Verbalizing® (VV) & Seeing Stars® (SS). The VV program focuses on reading comprehension. It helps individuals overcome weak concept imagery by training them to create images in their minds of what they are trying to understand. Once they can see the “big picture,” they are better able to understand and think critically about what they read or hear. This program improves verbal & written communication skills, which leads to greater self-confidence, and often positively affects the social aspect of a child’s life. The SS program focuses on reading and spelling. It’s objective is to stimulate sensory information, and change the way that the brain processes stimuli. The structured instruction moves through progressive steps, while giving your child the necessary tools to feel successful and independent.

Summer Program

If your child is having difficulty with a subject area, or constantly fighting with you to complete their homework, then our tutoring services can provide the necessary flexible support. We provide one-on-one, or group style sessions, depending on the child’s cognitive ability, level of focus, and ability to work independently. This allows for us to instill healthy homework habits, and introduce structure to students from an early age. These executive functioning skills are imperative for success throughout adolescence.


Client Testimonies

January 05, 2011

Posted by Sabrina

My two year old son went to the Children’s Center after spending a year at another therepy center. The first couple of weeks I saw a difference in my son. Dana, the Director, is amazing. She is not only a great speech pathologist but she also knows about other therapies. After a couple of visits she told me that my son was exhibiting immature hand posture and low muscle tone. She urged me to get an OT and PT evaluation. We found that my son was also significantly delayed in these areas as well. I went to see a Neorologist who within our 20 minute session diagnosed my son with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I told Dana the diagnosis and without hesitation she STRONGLY disagreed. She then urged me to get an MRI. So I did just that and thank goodness we did. The MRI found a cyst in my son’s brain. The cyst was putting pressure on the brain stem and shifted the midline of the brain. This surgeons believe this may be the cause of my … to the Children’s Center after spending a year at another therepy center. The first couple of weeks I saw a difference in my son. Dana, the Director, is amazing. She is not only a great speech pathologist but she also knows about other therapies. After a couple of visits she told me that my son was exhibiting immature hand posture and low muscle tone. She urged me to get an OT and PT evaluation. We found that my son was also significantly delayed in these areas as well. I went to see a Neorologist who within our 20 minute session diagnosed my son with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I told Dana the diagnosis and without hesitation she STRONGLY disagreed. She then urged me to get an MRI. So I did just that and thank goodness we did. The MRI found a cyst in my son’s brain. The cyst was putting pressure on the brain stem and shifted the midline of the brain. This surgeons believe this may be the cause of my son’s delays! It takes a lot of confidence and courage to tell someone not to go with what a neurologist says…most people would have found a new SP. Thank you Dana for advocating for my son. The world needs more professionals like you who care more about the patient and less about the financial benefit.


August 10, 2009

Posted by One Mom

“Our boys made great progress, the training you provided to us at the end as well as the feedback were really helpful. We would like to come back next year”


August 09, 2008

Posted by One Mom

“My son made great progress and is thriving in his new class. At the end of last school year it was recommended that he start this school year with a shadow, but now thankfully that is not going to be necessary. He is functioning well in a typical classroom without any additional support.”


November 19, 2008

Posted by One Mom

After originally starting my daughter with another therapy center (for her speech, or lack there of), I moved my daughter to Children’s Center for Therapy & Learning and couldn’t be happier with her progress. My daughter has been going to Children’s Center for just under a years time. The improvement we have seen is truly amazing. I have had parents at my daughters school approach me as well as her teacher to tell me how verbal she has become,how well her speech has improved etc…. The facility is always clean and inviting. The staff is professional and friendly.


August 28, 2008

Posted by One Mom

“The changes in my child were tremendous. I received a call from my child’s school this year and I was so worried that they were going to say something bad like last year. They asked me what I did this summer and I told them about your camp, they now want to see if you can come to my son’s school to work with the other children”


February 08, 2007

Posted by One Mom

“Children’s Center For Therapy & Learning … our 2-year-old was not talking at all and we have seen great progress since starting therapy here… a nice, spacious facility… a wonderful new therapy room has a great rock climbing wall and other exciting therapy tools… a warm loving …”?


April 07, 2005

Posted by One Mom

“Professional, team-approach services for all of your needs. Speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, tutoring, behavior intervention, psychotherapy. Warm loving environment. Knowledgeable staff. We have seen incredible results with our children’s speech.”


March 23, 2004

Posted by One Mom

Not doctor, but speech therapist. Excellent and reasonable.