Find News and Events

IL: Midwestern Students Encourage Children to be Reading Rockstars

August 13, 2019

by Office of Communications

Students from Midwestern University's Speech-Language Pathology held an event on August 3rd at Marian Park Apartments in Wheaton, IL to help children improve their literacy skills. The Midwestern University's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) organized a "Reading Rockstar" event to encourage literacy and overall language development in children ages 3-8.

As part of the outreach event, the students provided literacy-based activities for different age levels. Some of these activities targeted book orientation, print awareness, phonological awareness, rhyming, word recognition, following written directions, and creating stories. The Midwestern students also held a book drive and gathered more than 200 books for the children to take home.

Midwestern University is committed to providing service to our community and encourages students from all our graduate healthcare programs to volunteer to help others. The Speech-Language Pathology Program provides academic, research, and clinical experiences that prepares students for a rewarding career helping others communicate more effectively.

More Information

For more information, please contact:
Office of Communications
630.515.7333 (IL) or 623.572.3353 (AZ)