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School-Age Children

LEAPing on with Language Program

When your child begins school, they begin a new life that broadens their horizons, meeting new teachers and making new friends. That is why so much of their social and scholastic success depends on their hearing ability. Using practical, yet powerful lessons and techniques, our program will take your child’s speaking and comprehension skills to the next level. They will not only advance – they will LEAP ahead – into a great future.

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Program Description

LEAPing On with Language is a fun and innovative program that supports parents with a child attending school, who want to enhance their child’s language skills. Whether your child wears hearing aids, cochlear implants or other assistive devices, we provide practical strategies to accelerate your child’s speech development. This program moves beyond simple sentences to more complex and abstract language, while harnessing those skills to develop independence and self-esteem. LEAPing on with Language provides fun activities, games, and resources to allow you and your child to continue development in four core areas: Listen, Extend, Achieve, and Promote – LEAPing on with Language.

Where to get started:

We encourage you to try the sample activity. If this seems like the kind of program that interests you and your child; let’s start with a short assessment, to point you in the right direction, and get your child working on the skills you would like to improve.


Program Sample

Want to try it out? Here is a sample of the LEAPing on with Language program. The first activity is called the Family Conversation Game. Click here to download the Resources Card, then cut out the cards to play the game.

Activity: Family Conversation Game

Place prompt question cards on the table during snack or meal time. Use the same prompt question for each person to answer (easier) or take turns using a different prompt card per person (harder). Some questions take more thought than others. Next, make up your own prompt questions.

Remember: My child wants to have a conversation with me. How can I best encourage and extend these conversations?

Our activities and resources are designed to help you anywhere, anytime – whether at school, the library, a café, or another setting. We are confident you will find they address many of your daily communication challenges.