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Is Your Child Ready to Start JK This September?
The Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Program Can Help!

 

New Process for Language Express Referrals

The process for referring children in Junior Kindergarten to Language Express will be different in the fall of 2019. Referrals for children in JK will only be accepted directly from parents or legal guardians. We encourage JK teachers to use speech and language milestone checklists to support conversations with parents about their children’s development.

The deadline for referrals for children in Junior Kindergarten is November 30. This means that children born in 2015 must be referred (by their parents!) by November 30, 2019.

Language Express Tip of the Week

Having a back-and-forth conversation with a child may seem like a small thing, but it turns out it's everything when it comes to helping them learn language. A new study has shown that the more children participate in back-and-forth interactions with their caregivers, the more activity they have in the part of the brain responsible for language production and processing. Learn more about the power of turn-taking.

 

Check out more tips on the Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Services website.

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