Summer Speech Therapy Classes for Children, Teens and Adults

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Summer Speech Therapy Classes

Social Communication Group – aged 3-4 years

This group program is a comprehensive 6-session communication program that helps children with ASD, ADHD, and an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) develop the skills necessary to communicate in social contexts.

Among many things, the group will include:

• How to ask questions

• How to take turns while talking and playing

• How to make requests from their peers and respond to requests

Current Group Schedule:Call or email for dates

Social Communication Group – aged 5-7 years

This group is a comprehensive 6-session communication program that helps children with ASD, ADHD, and an ABI develop the skills necessary to communicate in social contexts.

Among many things, the group will include:

• How to ask questions

• How to take turns while talking and playing

• How to make requests from their peers and respond to requests

Current Group Schedule:Call or email for dates

Social Communication Group for 10 – 12 year olds

This group session is a comprehensive 6-session communication program that helps children with ASD, ADHD, and an ABI develop the skills necessary to communicate in social contexts.

Among other things, your child will learn:

• How to start and end a conversation

• Appropriate conversation topics

• Staying on topic and maintaining the conversation

• Saying sorry

• Making and keeping friends through conversation

• How to interpret non-verbal communication (i.e.: gestures, facial expressions)

Call to reserve your spot at (905) 886-5941.

These fun and engaging courses will help your children enjoy the world around them. They’ll discover how to make new friends and better express themselves.

Social Communication Group

Who: Young Adults (16-23 years old)

What: A group program for young adults with Acquired Brain Injuries led by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. Clients can learn essential social communication skills and strategies to help build social confidence and develop meaningful relationships in real-life, functional settings.

Where: The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada offices.

Why: There are 2 Levels of the Social Communication Group. Clients start in Level 1 where they learn the foundational skills and build the framework needed for entry of Level 2. The group allows for a safe and constructive learning environment and is led by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. The group members have the opportunity to set realistic goals, develop foundational skills to help them flourish socially and build confidence and skills that generalize outside of the therapy setting (i.e., academic and vocational settings).

Level 1: “Kick-Starting Your Social Life”

The six session program is facilitated by a Speech-Language Pathologist and is designed to help young adults initiate and maintain both intimate and platonic relationships.

After completion of this session you will better understand:

• Your own communicative strengths and weaknesses

• Skills of an effective communicator

• Strategies to initiate and maintain conversations

• How to close a conversation to ensure continuity of the relationship

• How to end a date/friendship

• Essential steps involved in making plans

• Problem solving skills for negative social encounters

• Different avenues of communication and pros/cons of each (Facebook, texting, email, face-to-face)

Level 2: “Moving Your Social Life Forward”

The group will be comprised of six sessions, and run by a Speech Therapist. The clients and clinician will create goals together at the onset of the group and self-evaluate throughout the course of the program. Clients will be encouraged to work together to help their peers achieve their goals, giving and accepting feedback about their communication. They will be each other’s communication coaches. Included in the group is an outing for all group members to practice their skills in a real-life, functional setting. This outing will take place on Week 5 of the group program. There will be a project for the group that has to be completed within the six sessions and that encompasses all objectives in the lessons.

After completion of this group you will better understand:

• How to monitor and adapt your own behaviour in social situations

• How to self-evaluate your social communication skills

• Boundaries with different conversation partners

• Choosing the right group of friends

• The importance of nonverbal communication and how to read social cues (body language, tone of voice)

• The importance of planning and organization in communication

• Picking up on subtle language in conversation (sarcasm, humour)

• What is expected in social situations and “reading between the lines”

• Feeling more confident in social situations with friends or family

Contact Us or call to reserve your spot at (905) 886-5941.

Social Communication Group for Adults 20 – 25 years old

Let us help you learn the skills to interact with others and maintain relationships. This group is a comprehensive 5 session program that involves making connections with others and examines the functions and purposes of communication in social contexts.

Topics covered in this group include:

• The skills of a great communicator

• Initiating and maintaining conversations

• Perspective taking

• Non-verbal language and communication

• Bringing it all together

Current Group Schedule:Call (905) 886-5941 or email for dates.

Providing Strategies to Students with an Acquired Brain Injury

Let us help you develop skills necessary to be successful in your personal and professional life. This group will provide communication strategies to students with ABI to help in the school and work environment.

The sessions that target improving verbal and written communication include the following:

• Teaching memory strategies for conversation

• Re-calling lecture materials

• Skills for discourse (making conversations organized and concise)

• Verbal and non-verbal social communication

• Transfer of these skills into writing

Current Group Schedule:Call (905) 886-5941 or email for dates.

Emerging Literacy Skills and Print Awareness Ages 4-5

This 5 session group will provide your child with the knowledge of critical literacy skills as they prepare to enter school. This fun and engaging program will assist in the development of print awareness and include suggestions on how to create a literacy-rich environment.

Topics and activities will include:

• The alphabet

• Letter-sound associations

• Books (i.e. reading left-right, starting and ending sentences)

Current Group Schedule: Call (905) 886-5941 or email for dates.

Toddler Talk: Parent-Child Training Group

Let us assist you and your child with their language and communication development. This 5 session program for parent of 2-3 year olds will focus on ways that parents can help their child improve in the areas of communication and language.

The sessions will include topics such as:

• Stages of communication

• Observing your child and following their lead

• Providing opportunities for your child to communicate

• Adding language into everyday activities

Current Group Schedule:Call (905) 886-5941 or email for dates.