Fall Groups

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We are now organizing our fall groups.  If you are interested in any of the following groups, please contact us at (604) 771-2305.

Narratives using Braidy, the Story Braid

This is a weekly, one hour class that focuses on improving children’s oral language development through the use of Braidy, the Story Braid. The class will run for 12 or 13 sessions (September – November/December). Braidy helps link language development to literacy for children from preschool through 3rd Grade by providing a means to explicitly teach and model literate language, also known as Accountable Talk.   Braidy was designed to introduce narrative language development to children via visual, tactile and kinesthetic modalities.

Group 1: Thursdays from 4:15-5:15 with Elisabeth Nyang, RSLP
      September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 4, 18, December 1, 8, 15,
Group 2: Saturdays from 3:30-4:30 with Nicky Pontin, RSLP
      September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10,
Group 3: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 with Janine Baker, RSLP 
      September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011
Group 4: Wednesdays 4:40-5:40 with Janine Baker, RSLP
      September 6, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12,19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2011


Expressive Language Group for Preschoolers

This 4 week one hour course is for children who are emerging communicators.  It requires parent/caregiver participation.  In the class, the children will be encouraged to play and the parents/caregivers will be taught specific early language facilitation techniques that are perfect for playtime.  Parents will be given hands on opportunity to practice these techniques with the guidance of a Speech Language Pathologist.

 DATES: Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30  on October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011
SLP: Vanessa Young, RSLP

“s” Group

Does your child have difficulty producing the “s” sound?  If so, this group will help your child learn how to produce “s” in words, phrases, sentences and/or conversational speech.  This group is geared for 7-8 year olds.  The group will run for 8-12 weeks depending on the children’s progress.  Your child will be discharged as soon as their goals are met. Homework will be provided on a weekly basis.

 DATES:  Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 beginning on September 15, 2011
SLP: Nicky Pontin, RSLP



Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum (2008) created by:  Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle G. Winner, www.socialthinking.com .  We will use this curriculum to help the students to develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors.  We want the children to explore social thinking in such a way that they learn about social expectations and then learn how to modify their own behaviour with the Superflex strategies to defeat their team of Unthinkables.

This group will run for 12 weeks.  It is geared for 6-8 year olds. 
 DATES: Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 beginning September 20, 2011
SLP:  Vanessa Young


Problem Solving Group 

This 10 week group is for 10-12 year olds who are having trouble making inferences and problem solving.  Students will learn to gather pertinent information to allow them to recognize the problem and the pertinent details. This requires fluent skills in both posing and answering questions.  The classes will allow the students to practice answering various Wh questions. The students will learn how to determine causes of problems by asking questions. Work on sequencing and predicting may be included in this group depending on how the group progresses through the goals.

DATES: Saturdays, 9:30-10:30
  September 24, October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2011
SLP: Elisabeth Nyang, RSLP


Differentiating Emotions with the Purple Pirate

This 5 week one hour class is for children who have a hard time reading people’s emotions and body language.  In this class the focus will be on identifying how someone is feeling and then predicting what might happen next.  We will be using video taped clips from the Purple Pirate who has generously acted out specific scenes to help target the learning of these skills.  AGE: 6-7 YEARS OLD

DATES: Session 1: Mondays 1:00-2:00 begins September 12, 2011  
SLP:  Janine Baker
COST: $80 PER SESSION + $20 for DVD

 For more information on the Purple Pirate, please visit http://purplepirate.com/

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