SLP Students Serve Special Needs Children and Families at Sensory Camp
Students in the Speech Language Pathology Program have been on hand this week to serve El Paso children with special needs and their families at the first summer camp event held at the Sensory Ranch’s Lower Valley location.
The weeklong camp, sponsored by Tu Mundo es Mi Mundo and El Paso Speech and Language Service Excellence, Inc., aims to provide children with special needs between the ages of five and 14 with a summer camp experience similar to those offered throughout the city to other children. Throughout the week, each second-year SLP student participant has been working with an assigned child, guiding them activities designed to develop communication, social and motor skills, as well as foster independence. Children are taking part in a range of activities including painting, horseback riding, a petting zoo and water play, and are also feeding and caring for various animals at the ranch. SLP coordinator and clinical supervisor, Gloria Macias De-France, is overseeing camp activities and student participation.
For more information about the Speech Language Pathology Program, please visit: https://www.utep.edu/chs/slp/
For more information about the El Paso Sensory Ranch, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/sensoryranch/