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New Edinboro University of Pennsylvania program to help preschool-age children with hearing loss

June 1, 2016
The Meadville Tribune
The Meadville Tribune

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Speech, Language and Hearing introduces a regionally unique program this fall titled Kids Intensive Language Training (KILT) to offer intensive language therapy to preschool-age children with hearing loss.

Applications are being accepted for the eight available places in the inaugural KILT class. The program is classroom-based and involves the use of auditory-verbal (A-V) therapy principles to encourage children to become independent communicators and to provide them with the necessary skills to succeed in a mainstream educational environment. The program application can be accessed at

Participating children will spend 12 weeks working with certified and licensed Edinboro faculty with expertise in the A-V therapy approach. Sessions will be held twice weekly for three hours each in the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center on the EU campus beginning on Sept. 12.