Why Support the MCICE Summer Intensive Program?
This coming July 8 - 19 the Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence (MCICE) is offering an intensive therapy program for young children (3-6 years old) with significant hearing loss. Through your generosity we are seeking to lessen the financial burden while also making this program more accessible to families of children with hearing loss in our area.
This two week program costs $600 per child and offers a wide range of learning and fun activities to build auditory, speech and language skills for children who have or will be receiving cochlear implants.
The MCICE Summer Intensive Program
The program provides an opportunity for young children to receive individualized and group training in a fun and social classroom setting. Children will receive daily sessions of individual therapy with the concepts reinforced throughout the day during group activities including circle time, outdoor play, and even snack!
Aside from the therapeutic services provided to the attendees, the summer program provides a unique training opportunity for HESP graduate and undergraduate students who serve as classroom instructors and therapists. The graduate students in audiology and speech-language pathology are paired to provide inter-professional collaborative care to their clients. The program is jointly supervised by clinical faculty from audiology and speech-language pathology in fulfilling our mission of specialty training in cochlear implants.
What is MCICE?
The Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence (MCICE) combines the strengths of the University of Maryland-College Park in the areas of research, audiology training, and speech-language pathology training with the surgical and clinical expertise of the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine to create a premier institution for educational training, clinical services, and basic and translational biomedical research on cochlear implants (CIs).
To learn more about the Summer Intensive Program and the Center visit mcice.umd.edu.
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