Summer 2018 Group Therapy
· Our groups are designed to meet the needs of each individual in the group.
· Clients are grouped together based on age and ability.
· Groups are made up of 2-5 participants.
· Groups run periodically in 6-week intervals.
· Sessions are approximately 1 hour long (50 minutes of direct treatment and 10 minutes of parent education).
· Each group is facilitated by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist and/or special educator.
· Groups can only run if at least 2 children confirm.
· Descriptions/activities of each group are subject to change based on strengths and needs of the participants.
Social Skills Group
The focus of this group is to improve social skills in a natural and/or therapeutic environment. Group therapy is a great method for treating pragmatic language deficits. Depending on skills and needs of the group, therapeutic activities will focus on improving eye contact, attending to the speaker/listener, turn-taking, initiating conversation, asking questions, maintaining a topic, requesting etc. Participants will be grouped by age (i.e. preschool/kindergarten, elementary age, middle school).
Mommy/Daddy and Me
This group may be lead by a variety of different therapists and/or educators. The focus of this group is to improve early speech, language and play skills through the use of song, book reading, play and group activities. The group will target early communication skills, vocabulary, speech sounds, attention and social skills (available for children ages 2-4).
Pre-K/Kindergarten Boot Camp
Get ready for kindergarten! This group will prepare your child for kindergarten by practicing early reading skills such as sound/letter awareness and recognition, print concepts, sight words, segmenting, blending, decoding and rhyming while participating in fun activities! Group will also target listening and comprehension skills (perfect for 4-5 year olds).
Articulation Boot Camp
During the summer, children tend to regress in their speech and language goals. This is the perfect group for your child to keep improving on their speech sounds that they’ve been working on all year long. Children will practice their sounds and participate in games, obstacle courses and/or crafts in a group setting. Children are grouped based on age and ability (available for preschool, elementary school, middle school-aged children).
Language and Literacy Boot Camp
Practice critical language skills such as receptive and expressive vocabulary, basic concepts, prepositions, following directions, sequencing, grammar, and answering/asking questions. Children will be grouped by age and ability (participants grouped by age. Available for children ages 4-10).
This group is perfect for children who have a limited number of preferred foods. This group exposes children to foods with varying flavors, textures and temperatures in a non-threatening and positive manner. Children are encouraged to explore foods using all senses. Participants are grouped by age and ability. Available for children ages 4-10.
This group is led by a licensed and certified occupational therapist. The focus of this group is to provide sensorimotor activities, sensory modalities and/or environmental modifications to help the child self-regulate and process sensory input. Activities will include sensory motor-based activities such as obstacle courses or using equipment such as a swing. In addition, the group will allow for social skills to be addressed while providing sensory stimulation. The group will consist of 50 minutes of direct treatment and 10 minutes of parent education. Parent education will focus on providing activities and/or suggestions to carryover at home and to answer specific questions.