Allied Health Sciences - The College of Allied Health


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3091
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-4214,
Fax: (405) 271-1565,
Email: Department Contact

LEAPS

The John W. Keys Language Preschool, Enrichment and Pre-Kindergarten Success Program

Who We Are:
The John W. Keys Language Preschool, Enrichment and Pre-Kindergarten Success program (LEAPS), located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus, provides a language-rich pre-kindergarten curriculum for children with delayed communication as well as for children who exhibit typical development. Individual speech-language therapy sessions are provided for children with identified needs. The LEAPS staff is composed of professionals and students from the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department within the College of Allied Health. The staff includes an early childhood educator, a certified speech-language pathologist and graduate interns in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Who We Serve:





LEAPS is a half-day program enrolling 10-15 children, of which at least 50 percent experience delays in communication development characterized by speech that is difficult to understand and/or problems understanding or using language to communicate. Children who do not experience delayed communication are enrolled as well and are seen as a valuable part of the program because they serve as peer models for children with delayed communication. Parents can expect their 3- 5 year old children to receive individualized school readiness planning.


What We Do:

The John W. Keys LEAPS program provides:

  • a language-rich preschool environment
  • small group language sessions
  • individual speech and language treatment
  • observation/practicum experience for undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology and audiology
  • a research site for the study of normal and atypical communication development
Additional Resources:
Information on Hearing Loss in Children
Helping Your Child To Learn Language
Common Development Speech and Language Disorders

Speech vs. Language Disorders: What's the Difference?

Speech-Language Pathologists


United Way


LEAPS MORNING SCHEDULE (MONDAY-WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY)
8:30-9:00 FREE PLAY/PRE-ACADEMIC CENTERS
9:00-9:15 CALENDAR TIME AND CIRCLE TIME
9:15-9:45 PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND EARLY LITERACY
9:45-10:15 RECESS AND SNACK
10:15-10:30 INDIVIDUAL READING TIME
10:30-11:00 LANGUAGE LEARNING GROUPS
11:00-11:30 EARLY MATHEMATICS- RELATED CENTERS
11:30 DISMISSAL
LEAPS AFTERNOON SCHEDULE (MONDAY-WEDNESDAY)
12:30-1:00  FREE PLAY/PRE-ACADEMIC CENTERS
1:00-1:15  CALENDAR TIME AND CIRCLE TIME
1:00-1:15  PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND EARLY LITERACY
1:45-2:15 RECESS AND SNACK
2:15-2:30 INDIVIDUAL READING TIME
2:30-3:00   LANGUAGE LEARNING GROUPS
3:00-3:30 EARLY MATHEMATICS- RELATED CENTERS
3:30  DISMISSAL


For more information, contact
Susan Benson or Michelle Gregory at 271-2866