Language Development Class (LDC)
The Language Development Class (LDC) is a Carruth Center Program which runs by semester. Enrollment for this program takes place throughout the year. LDC is led by a Speech-Language Pathologist or Play Therapist with an Occupational Therapy component built into the program.
LDC offers groups for children approximately 20-48 months of age: Parents can choose to come on Mondays / Wednesdays, or Tuesdays / Thursdays or Monday – Thursday, four days a week. The class meets for 2.5 hours per day. All classes run the length of a typical school semester. During the course of the semester, parents will be given opportunities to observe the classroom and meet with the therapist to discuss progress.
The primary goal of this class is to develop your child’s language skills, foster play skills, and develop your child’s ability to participate in a small group setting. The intervention provided is “play-based” with an emphasis on experienced-based learning, and implemented by a professional who utilizes a variety of specific language facilitation techniques and strategies.
Occupational Therapy is provided as a supplemental service to facilitate the development of gross and fine motor skills as well as to incorporate activities which target sensory integration.
While the class will be held at Carruth Center, which is on The Parish School’s campus, placement does not guarantee enrollment in The Parish School. Families are welcome to participate in the Parent Education meetings that The Parish School offers on monthly basis, as well as attend family events offered at The Parish School throughout the year.