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We are pleased to be offering the following Fall groups. Groups will begin the first week of September 2014 and will run through until the end of June 2015. If you are interested in attending, please contact us at (604) 771-2305 or email janine@westcoastspeech.com. If your child is not a current client we will schedule you for a no charge intake consultation prior to placing your child in a group. All classes are one hour in length (this includes a 10 minute parent talk time at the end of the session). Classes require a MINIMUM of 2 clients to run and a MAXIMUM of 4 clients. Group rates are $90 per hour.
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Group Name

Day of Week

Dates

Time

Age

SLP

Spots Open

Social Language

Monday

September 8/14 – June 22/15

4:00-5:00

10-12

Vanessa

2

Social Language

Monday

September 8/14 – June 22/15

4:30-5:30

10-12

Bosko

2

Social Language

Tuesday

September 2/14 – June 23/15

3:45-4:45

8-10

Janine

0

Social Language

Tuesday

September 2/14 – June 23/15

3:30-4:30

6-7

Nicky

4

Social Language

Tuesday

September 2/14 – June 23/15

4:45-5:45

7-8

Grace

0

Social Language

Tuesday

September 2/14 – June 23/15

4:45-5:45

11-13

Janine

1

Social Language

Wednesday

September 3/14 June 24/15

3:30-4:30

10-12

Janine

1

Social Language

Wednesday

September 3/14 June 24/15

3:45-4:45

8-10

Peggy

1

Social Language

Wednesday

September 3/14 June 24/15

4:40-5:40

11-13

Janine

0

Social Language

Thursday

September 4/14 – June 25/15

3:30-4:30

TBD

Grace

4

Social Language

Thursday

September 4/14 – June 25/15

4:20-5:20

8-10

Bosko

0

Social Language

Thursday

September 4/14 – June 25/15

5:00-6:00

13-16

Nicky

0

Social Language

Saturday

September 6/14 – June 27/15

10:00-11:00

8-10

Nicky

0

Social Language

Saturday

September 6/14 – June 27/15

10:00-11:00

7-9

Bosko

1

Social Language Groups

These social language groups are designed for children who have social communication delays. Goals and strategies are tailored to the children that we have registered in each group so that we help them make the gains they need in their social communication skills. It is very important to us that we have the right complement of children in each group. To quote Michelle Garcia Winner (from her website) “Social thinking is what we do when we interact with people: we think about them. And how we think about people affects how we behave, which in turn affects how others respond to us, which in turn affects our own emotions.” Thus, our groups focus on teaching the children how to have success when they share space with people.

For our younger children and children who are new to social language groups, the groups will focus on introducing the children to the social thinking concepts as designed by Michelle G. Winner, www.socialthinking.com. This will include concepts such as expected and unexpected behaviours, whole body listening, thinking with your eyes, and body and brain in the group and working with a group plan.

For our children who have already been introduced to these foundational concepts, we will continue to reinforce their use of the above concepts and add new concepts. We may also discuss some of the Unthinkables from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Superflex program.

For our older children who are already familiar with basic social thinking concepts we may address perspective taking, inferencing, empathy, and building peer relationships while continuing to emphasize the core ideas of social communication. Again, the goals and strategies of each group will be developed based upon the skills of the participants.

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