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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.