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LEAPing: 5-11 year olds

Our primary aged children are growing in their independence and making new friends. The LEAPing Saturday sessions are designed to be fun with an underlying communication or learning theme. They are delivered by Speech and Language Therapists and Teachers of the Deaf. 

Each session is designed to help the children

  • Develop confident communication skills, away from parents/carers and school teachers
  • Extend their friendships and find a peer group of other deaf childrenLEAPing
  • Improve their self confidence 

Parents leave their children and can stay in our Marjorie Sherman House and chat together over a coffee or they can sign a consent form and leave the site. All parents return to The Ear Foundation once the session has finished and one of the session leaders comes over to explain the underlying learning points of the session which are summarised in a handout. So the children have lots of fun and they don't even know they are learning and developing their language skills.

The LEAPing session is split into two groups i.e. School Years 1 to 3 and then School Years 4 to 6, to enable us to arrange more targeted sessions by age group and so friendships can grow more quickly in smaller groups.  They take place on the same date, but the times for each of the groups will be different, so please check which session your child will need to attend whether it be in the morning or afternoon.

"I just wanted to take the time to thank you and your colleagues for the incredible amount of work you put into these events.  My daughter had a fantastic time and always raves about your planned activities.  All your hard work and support has helped my daughter gain confidence and is no longer conscious of her aids, which was a big problem in the past.  Well done to you and your team". (Parent).

2017 Dates:Tweens

4 November: Create and Tell

2018 Dates:

Saturday 3 February

Saturday 17 March

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April: Dukes Barn Outdoor Activity Weekend 

Saturday 12 May

Saturday 30 June

Saturday 15 September

Saturday 10 November

If you would like to reserve a place or would like further information please call/ text us on 07852 358 369 or you can email Rachel

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