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Classroom Walls

We are a complete speech, language and reading tutoring and writing center for kids! We offer speech therapy for sounds and language development, Social skills groups to improve social behavior and friendships as well as reading tutoring and writing instruction. Liz Peterson is a speech therapist for over 23 years and creator of our engaging speech therapy programs for kids. We offer all speech therapy services and testing for all ages. We are mindful of your family’s budget and offer private, 30 minute sessions and group sessions to keep cost down.

Parents


We understand that you have valid concerns for why your child is:

  • Having difficulty interacting with family and friends due to unclear speech or delayed language development
  • Uses more behavior out of frustration for not being able to make needs known
  • Struggles with social skills, social code and behavior with peers and classmates
  • Your child is falling behind with academics, reading and writing and needs tutoring
  • Needing more instruction around life skills and community integration to be more independent

The
Inspiration

for Beyond Classroom Walls was co-created by a Elizabeth Peterson, Speech therapist and Sommer Bowdre a special education teacher who understand that students with a language, communication, developmental delay or lack important social skills benefit from intensive training to build skills and position every child to reach their maximum potential. Our highly talented therapists have experience ranging from 10-30 years and provide life changing results. We value providing children social skills, speech language training and reading development instruction alongside their peers allowing them to learn these skills from one another through natural occurrences. We are conveniently located in the SE Denver and Aurora area.

Speech Therapy for Kids

Speech Therapy
for Kids

We can get a lot done in a 30 minute, private session. We focus on improving speech sounds and language development. We communicate successful strategies with the school and will be happy to attend an IEP meeting when support is needed.

Learning Social Skills

Social Skills and
Life Skills

groups for elementary through high school students. We offer 5 different unique groups centered on social skills coaching, improving communication and language, cognitive development and problem solving while improving life and community skills. We work with students on the autism spectrum, Down's Syndrome and many other diagnosis.

Social Skills Therapy

Reading Programs
and Writing Tutoring

We offer reading and writing small group instruction to build literacy and academic skills. We provide testing and a detailed plan for closing the gap while positioning your child to be higher performing as reading and writing are critical life skills.

Middle, High School & Young Adults

FUN”ctional Success and Social Skills

Thursdays: 4:00-6:00 or 1 hr option

Building skills with activities such as cooking, household themes and fun projects to improve social skills, language and intellectual development, communication, behavior and life skills.

Social Skills for High School, College & Beyond New!

Thursdays 4:30-5:30
A group designed for students at or close to grade level academics to prepare students for high school, college and employment. Students will learn how to identify and apply social rules and codes for a variety of peer situations.


 

Our Social Skills, Reading Programs and Speech Therapy Services for Kids:

 

Each session is taught by a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, social worker or special education teacher who believes that working with kids during fun and live action activities drive results. Our primary focus is improving critical skills. We group our students based on the best peer match when it comes to language, cognition and behavior. Therefore, we use our grade levels as a guide and may recommend a different group that is the best match for your child. We offer a complementary consultation. Your child may try a session for free to determine the program that is a great fit.

Summer Camps

(All Ages: Mid July & early August)

We offer two, one week engaging camps. Each day is a new and fun adventure to places like the zoo, water park, bowling alley (only naming a few) so students can continue to build social skills, language development, communication, and intellectual development through the summer months.

Elementary

Social Bunch & Academic Crunch

Wednesdays:
Developing Skills - 4:30-5:30
Emerging Skills - 5:30-6:30

Using play and engaging projects to improve language development, communication skills, intellectual development, social skills and behavior for building friendships, peer interactions, and classroom success.

Specialty Groups

Neighborhood Know-How

Elementary to Young Adult
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Improving language development, social skills, communication, problem solving and behavior at fun community locations such as going to fun eateries, grocery shopping, practicing job skills and learning community navigation skills.

Movement and Milestones

Elementary to High School
Tuesdays: 5:00-6:00

Blending fine and gross motor development while improving social skills, language development and communication through play, partnered sports, student driven obstacle courses and high action activities and games.

Speech Therapy

Traditional speech therapy for articulation, language, fluency, voice and intellectual delays as well as strategies for improving academic success.

 


 

Funding Sources

  • Private Pay
  • Insurance Reimbursement. We collect the fee and then provide a statement to submit for reimbursement from your insurance company or heath savings account
  • CES Waiver. The CES waiver for behavior may be used for our social skills programming. Respite may be used for camps. The waiver does not cover private speech therapy for kids
  • Special Interest-Free Financing available for continual training in our social skills or reading programs. Payments can be divided across 12 months.

Tuesdays

Neighborhood Know-How
(Middle, High School & Young Adults: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00) 

Improving language development, social skills, communication, problem solving and behavior at fun community locations such as going to fun eateries, grocery shopping, practicing job skills and learning community navigation skills.

Movement and Milestones
(Elementary to High School: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00)

Blending fine and gross motor development while improving social skills, language development and communication through play, partnered sports, student driven obstacle courses and high action activities and games.

Wednesdays

Social Bunch & Academic Crunch
(Elementary: 2 Levels Wednesdays
Developing Skills - 4:30-5:30
Emerging Skills - 5:30-6:30)
 

Using play and engaging projects to improve language development, communication skills, intellectual development, social skills and behavior for building friendships, peer interactions, and classroom success.

 Thursdays

 Social Skills for High School, College & Beyond…
(Middle, High School & Young Adults: Thursdays 4:30-5:30) 

A group designed for students at or close to grade level academics to prepare students for high school, college and employment. Students will learn how to identify and apply social rules and codes for a variety of peer situations.

FUN”ctional Success and Social Skills
(Middle, High School & Young Adults: Thursdays 4:00-6:00 or 1 hr option)

Building skills with activities such as cooking, household themes and fun projects to improve social skills, language and intellectual development, communication, behavior and life skills.

Summer Day Camps

 (All Ages: Mid July & early August)

We offer two, one week engaging camps. Each day is a new and fun adventure to places like the zoo, water park, bowling alley (only naming a few) so students can continue to build social skills, language development, communication, and intellectual development through the summer months.

Speech Therapy

Traditional speech therapy for articulation, language, fluency, voice and intellectual delays as well as strategies for improving academic success.

We invite you to explore our groups in detail. You are invited to call us and try a session for free. Please give us a call (303) 330-3309. It will be our pleasure to learn about your child. We are located in S.E. Denver - Aurora.

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