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COVID-19 Clinic Closure

With recent events and serious concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across our state, nation and globe, we as an organization and clinic take our responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our ELS&L families and staff seriously.

all Early Life Speech and Language Clinics will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until at least April 24.  This decision was made out of an abundance of caution, and is based on scientific recommendations that indicate increasing social distancing can ultimately have a beneficial impact on slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health specialists believe this essential measure is a necessary effort to aggressively slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We know this extended closure will have a profound impact on our ELS&L families and staff. In response to this unprecedented event, our focus is supporting our clients and families while the clinics are closed. With that said, clinicians will provide home programs and options for teletherapy to each of our families, and will check-in throughout this time.  Please note families are encouraged to send your respective clinician any questions or concerns you may have, or even request updates to your home programs. 

In addition, here are some free resource that provide speech- and language-rich activities:

One of the greatest things you can do with your children right now is talk with them, interact with them, and provide them with a place to learn from you.  Talk to them about what is happening and how we are keeping each other safe, and looking out for one another. Think of ways, without compromising your social distancing, to help someone else.  You may write cards to elder individuals in nursing homes and care facilities; many are locked down and are not allowing visitors.  If you are able to stay home with your family, consider taking this forced opportunity to slow down and intentionally plan your day with your kids; your day will be full of language-rich activities.

Thank you for your grace and understanding during this unprecedented event.  We will keep you updated as to the status of the clinic. 

Sincerely,
Alana, Alice, Asha, Beth, Chandelle and Kerri

DID YOU KNOW?

Between ages 3-4,children’s speech should include pronouns like I, you, me, we, and they, and some plural words like toys, birds and buses.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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