Fall Group Brochure

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Fall Groups 2017

Day of the Week Time Age SLP
Monday 4:15 – 5:15 10-12 years old Peggy
Monday 5:15 – 6:15 15-17 years old Peggy
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:30 9-11 years old Nicky
Tuesday 4:00 – 5:00 9-10 years old Janine
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30 7-9 years old Nicky
Tuesday 4:15 – 5:15 7 – 8 years old Bosko
Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 12-14 years old Janine
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30 13 – 14 years old Vanessa
Wednesday 3:45 – 4:45 11-13 years old Peggy
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00 5 – 7 years old Janine
Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00 14 – 16 years old Janine
Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 13-14 years old Bosko
Thursday 5:30 -6:30 14-16 years old Bosko
Friday 3:30 – 4:30 7 – 9 years old Bosko
Friday 4:30 – 5:30 10-12 years old Bosko


We are pleased to be offering the following groups.  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. Classes require a MINIMUM of 2 clients to run.  Group rates are $90 per hour. 

Social Language Groups  ( 1 hour, once a week)

Our 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 can 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, 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 new and younger clients, we may use some of the stories from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Incredible Flexible You series.

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.




  1. Louise Brajcich
    August 24th, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I am 81 years old and have PD. I have had one session of lsvt training at Burnaby hospital but find that I need more help to practice and motivate me. I am looking for a speech therapist who does private work at my home or at an office.
    Can you help me?

    • Janine Baker
      August 25th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you for your message.Our clinicians do not work with adults with PD. I would recommend that you contact City Speech on Granville Street, or perhaps Columbia Speech Services on Broadway. They both work with adults. Much luck to you,

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