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Mission Voice - AAC S.T.E.M. CAMP
The AAC STEM Camp is for children who use speech generating systems to communicate. This camp is designed to stimulate the child's interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) while cultivating relationships with others and advance their abilities. This camp is directed by a speech language pathologist (SLP) with over 17 years of experience and specialties in child apraxia of speech, AAC, and complex communication needs.
Camp ImpAACt is a specialized program for campers who use alternative communication methods to interact. This is a one of a kind program, offered in the Southeast, for children who otherwise might not get a camp experience. All campers are paired with a trained one-on-one camp counselor for the week. All of our activities are adapted for AAC users to fully participate. Sessions with music, speech, and physical & occupational therapists are held throughout the week. Camp ImpAACt strives to be a camp where AAC is how we learn and not what we learn
5 week Summer AAC Camp for school-aged students who utilize lite-tech and/or high-tech AAC with varying abilities. Camp includes boating/fishing, therapeutic horse back riding, swimming, music therapy, and gross motor groups. We focus on theme based academics and target increasing communication independence throughout the summer. Monday through Thursday 9:00-1:00.
Talking With Technology Camp
Week long sleep away camp for children ages 6-21 who use speech generating devices with camp activities as well as communication activities focusing on a variety of communication functions (directing, commenting, protesting) embedded into social, motor, and literacy based tasks.
ACES (Augmentative Communication Empowerment Supports)
ACES is a 2 week educational summer camp for transition aged young adults (18-30) that takes place on Temple University's main campus from July 23rd - August 3rd. Each participant is required to bring a support and stays in college dorms for the duration of the program.
Camp InterAACtion is an AAC summer day camp. Hours are from 9-1, including snack and lunch. We are open for 2 weeks, 8/6/18-8/10/18 and 8/13/2018-8/17/2018 campers are able to register for one or for both weeks. We incorporate AAC into fun and functional activities throughout the day to help improve social skills and overall AAC use.
Camp ALEC was designed for struggling readers ranging from beginners to those who have difficulty with comprehension given books at their grade level. This camp is specifically geared toward children with physical disabilities whose primary mode of communication is AAC. Campers will enjoy regular recreational activities and also work daily with educational specialists on literacy-related activities. Literacy activities are under the direction of Drs. Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver.
Camp InterAACtion is an AAC summer day camp. Hours are from 9-1, including snack and lunch. We are open for 2 weeks, 8/6/18-8/10/18 and 8/13/2018-8/17/2018 campers are able to register for one or for both weeks. We incorporate AAC into fun and functional activities throughout the day to help improve social skills and overall AAC use!