Group Speech Therapy Sessions | The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada

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Group Speech Therapy Sessions

Our group sessions are great for parents who want their children to also learn to socialize and make friends. Our group sessions not only focus on speech and language therapy, but also on building morale, making friends, and exploring other aspects of communication such as socialization and building self-confidence.

Parents have found our group sessions invaluable as a source of support and as a way to network and meet other parents whose children are receiving speech and language therapy. Some great friendships have been made in these groups which is why they are so popular!

Our group sessions are scheduled when we have enough individuals for a class, so CONTACT US to let us know you are interested.

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Scroll down for a full list of our groups.

CHILDREN

Making Learning Fun! (Ages 4-5 year)
Pre-Literacy Group

The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada is offering an exciting new group this summer developed by our team of Speech-Language Pathologists. Making Learning Fun is our innovative Pre-Literacy Group for children ages 4-5 aimed to help your child improve their literacy skills and develop the love for reading and writing!

The Pre-Literacy Group is right for your child if they are:

• Disinterested in books?
• Struggling with the alphabet?
• Unfocused during conversations?
• Unable to form proper sentences?
• Expressing incomplete thoughts?

Speech-language pathologists are trained to work with children who have difficulty with pre-literacy skills. We not only help them learn to read and write, but to identify and overcome specific speech-language challenges that they may be experiencing. These kind of issues need more than a tutor.

And at the Speech Therapy Centres of Canada, learning is fun! Your child will have a great time improving their literacy skills as well as developing a love of reading and writing!

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Making and Keeping Friends (Ages 5-7)
Building Social Communication Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Led by a registered speech-language pathologist, this group session is a comprehensive 6-week communication program that helps children with ASD, ADHD, and ABI develop the skills necessary to communicate in social contexts.

Among other things, they will learn:

• How to start a conversation
• How to take turns while speaking
• How to interpret non-verbal communication (i.e.: gestures, facial expressions)

This fun and engaging course will help your child enjoy the world around them. They’ll discover how to make new friends, and express themselves.

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Toddler Talk (Ages 18-36 months)
Helping infants with speech and language challenges communicate
[6 Sessions]

If you have an infant that has been diagnosed with, or you suspect has, communication challenge, then this course if for them!

This 6-session program focuses on providing parents/caregivers some strategies and ideas that allow them to interact with and stimulate language learning and communication in their children.

The sessions are divided up into:

• 4 parent/caregiver only group sessions
• 2 private (one-on-one) feedback sessions with parent/caregiver AND child.

TEENS

Kick-Start Your Social Life! (Ages 17-22)
A Social Communication Group for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

A teen’s social life is complicated enough. But a teen with ADHD, ASD, or ABI faces unique challenges in growing their social skill and their social life.

Led by a speech-language pathologist, this social communication group allows for a safe and comfortable learning environment where young adults will learn the skills to help them flourish socially, build confidence, and develop communication skills that generalize outside of the therapy setting. Participants are encouraged to provide feedback to each other and participate in a group outing to practice their new skills in a real-life setting.

Participants will learn age appropriate social communication techniques including:

• How to initiate and maintain a conversation
• How to maximize success
• How to end a date/friendship
• Texting/messaging etiquette (Facebook, on-line dating etc.)

This is an important course to develop the necessary social skill and confidence required for a happy and healthy life.

Getting Back Out There! (Ages 18-25)
Building Social Communication Skills for Clients with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Led by a registered speech-language pathologist and registered occupational therapist, this group session is a comprehensive 9-week communication program that helps young adults with an ABI learn how to communicate with his/her peers and others in the community.

Participants will have 3 sessions in the clinic with a speech-language pathologist, 3 sessions in the clinic with an speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist together, and 3 sessions out in the community with both the speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist, learning how to apply their new skills.

Your will learn how to:

• Start a conversation
• Take turns while speaking
• Identify social boundaries in order to learn what to say/not to say with a particular conversation partner
• Maintain focus and attention while conversing
• Organize thoughts

This is an important course for any parent who wants their child to develop the necessary social skill and confidence required to lead a more engaged life.

ADULT

Speak Strong!
A Group Workshop for Those Who Stutter.

If you are dealing with a stutter, you may benefit from the assistance of a speech-language pathologist. A speech-language pathologist can help identify techniques to improve your fluency.

Join us for our workshop and gain increased self-awareness related to your stutter, learn techniques to control speech, and guidance on how to carryover and maintain these skills in everyday situations.

Hear My Voice: Loud and Clear!
A Group Workshop for Better Communication and Speaking Skills.

Do you want to improve your speaking skills?

Do you want to give better presentations? Do you want to speak for longer without losing your voice?

Are you someone that has to talk often and for long periods of time?

Our group workshop for professionals is designed to help adults maintain their speaking voice and improve their presentation skills.

With the assistance of a speech-language pathologist you’ll learn how to:

• Maintain a healthy voice
• Connect breath and voice
• Relax
• Achieve a clear tone
• Achieve strength and resonance
• Give meaning to words
• Make presentations
• Work with a microphone
• Speak in front of a camera

Speaking English: Accent Modification
A Communication Group for Those for Which English is a Second Language.

Do you feel that your accent is holding you back? Are you finding it difficult to communicate with people? Are you a new immigrant looking to improve your employment chances?

If so, join our special accent modification workshop and experience more ease, joy and success while communicating in English. We’ll show you ways to lessen your accent, and speak in a more familiar Canadian way.
You’ll feel more confident and secure in your speaking after this workshop!

Getting to Know You! (Ages 25+)
A Social Communication Group for Adults with ABI.

Led by a registered speech-language pathologist, this group is a comprehensive 9-week communication program that helps adults with an ABI learn how to re-integrate socially and communicate with his/her peers and others in the community.
Participants will have sessions with a speech-language pathologist, and may include an occupational therapist for sessions out in the community learning how to apply their new skills.

You will learn how to:

• Start a conversation
• Take turns while speaking
• Identify social boundaries in order to learn what to say/not to say with a particular conversation partner
• Problem solve in conversations
• Answer difficult questions about your accident
• Maintain focus and attention while conversing
• Organize thoughts

This is an important course for anyone who wants to develop the necessary social skill and confidence required for a happy and healthy life.