Speech-Language Pathology Program

What is Playgroup?

  • It is a "curriculum" based program for toddlers and preschoolers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing that combines play, music, story book reading and other developmentally appropriate and fun activities that provide auditory and language enrichment.

  • The playgroup is run by students in the speech-language pathology program at UT under direct supervision of faculty and staff, including a certified speech-language pathologist and an audiologist who specialize in pediatric aural (re)habilitation. Teachers of the hearing impaired and other related professionals also serve as consultants.

  • The program includes a parent education/support group as well as a school-age group. Siblings are welcome to take part in both groups.  The ALE programs also sponsor conferences with nationally known speakers on an annual basis.


    ALEP Playgroup 2  children in a play group
Last Updated: 3/23/15