Butler University launches language and literacy progam


What can students of the BELL program expect?
* Skilled treatment that supports communication and reading development
* Instruction designed to improve language and early literacy skills and help children thrive and be ready to learn to read
* A language-rich, structured environment that focuses on speaking, listening, and early literacy skills that are important for later academic success
* Art, music, and animals to encourage verbal expression and provide interest for the children
* A small class size as enrollment is limited to 10 – 12 children


Who are the teachers of the BELL program?
* BELL’s Lead Teacher is Jessica Bartley, a graduate of Butler. Jessica has many years of experienced with preschool children and is an expert at getting children to love books and participate in reading activities. She is the recipient of the 2014 Indiana Council of Preschool Cooperatives Teacher of the Year Award and is CPR and First Aid certified.
* Butler students, seniors majoring in speech-language pathology, and who have completed a clinical preparation course,will assist Jessica in BELL.
* BELL’s supervisor for the Butler students is Elizabeth Kingery, CCC-SLP. Elizabeth, a master’s degree speech-language pathologist and nationally certified, specializes in treatment for young children with speech and language delays; she currently works with preschool children and will help implement the focus on literacy.
BELL kicks off June 9, 2015 and will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through July 2, 2015. Class will be in session from 9–11:30am at the Holcomb Gardens Garden House on Butler’s campus.


MORE INFORMATION: If you are interested in enrolling your child for Summer BELL, or would like more details, contact Butler University Clinical Director Ann Bilodeau at 317-940-9012 or via email at [email protected].


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