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October 19, 2017

Virginia Children’s Book Festival SHLS Program

The Virginia Children’s Book Festival is once again coming to Farmville! This weekend, October 19th-21st, will host hundreds of children and 26 authors and illustrators. The aim of the festival is to get kids encouraged and excited to read, write, and illustrate their own stories.

Longwood’s Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services clinic (SHLS) will host a special program for the festival on Saturday, the 21st. This program is for children 8 years and older with special needs, including those with Autism and other sensory issues. This program will allow nonverbal children to participate, as well as, those with sensory issues that may be overwhelmed at the main festival on campus.

Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students will be in attendance to assist the staff, parents, the kids, and be with clients they may see for speech and language services during the week at the SHLS clinic.

The whole weekend promises to be fun and inclusive for children across Virginia.

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