Chit Chat Crew – Fall 2017
Developing Conversation Skills & Social Communication
FOR CHILDREN AGES 8 – 12 YEARS OLD
Can your child carry on a conversation with you?
Does your child make friends easily?
Is your child able to converse with peers?
Conversations are part of how we find common interests with others and help set the stage for peer relationships; however, conversations can be challenging for some children. The flow of conversations is often unpredictable and requires juggling many social and language skills at once.
Chit Chat Crew is a small group therapy program that focuses on the development of conversation skills and social communication through fun and engaging group activities, in a supportive and nurturing environment. This program will include social communication concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking ® curricula, expressive language strategies such as Maryellen Rooney Moreau/MindWing Concepts, Inc.’s Six Second Stories™, and activities from Joel Shaul’s book “The Conversation Train.” The group is co-led by two Speech-Language Pathologists, and will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.
- How to initiate a conversation with a topic that is relevant to the conversation partner by developing “Friend Folders” strategies
- Conversational turn-taking, relevant topic maintenance and how to change conversation topics appropriately
- Increasing ability to organize and express ideas with clarity
- Building awareness of social cues that signal when to start and end a conversation, as well as conversation breakdowns and how to repair them
WHEN: Thursdays, August 31st – December 14th (no session the week of Thanksgiving) TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
COST: $100 per session
Children are expected to attend every session (barring illness), as the session build on each other and group dynamics are in important component. These services are billed as Speech Therapy services and many parents receive partial reimbursement from their insurance companies.
(If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.)
Register for CHIT CHAT CREW - Fall 2017
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