Girl Talk – Summer 2019
DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS & SELF-ESTEEM FOR GIRLS
FOR CHILDREN 8 THRU 12 YEARS OLD
Girl Talk is an effective small group therapy program focusing on helping young girls navigate social situations, negotiate peer interactions, and develop healthy friendships by targeting self-esteem, communication, and other pragmatic skills. Through the use of direct instruction, paired with multiple opportunities for practical application of learned skills, girls will learn the skills they need to successfully navigate the social world. Themed days, such as mock birthday parties or sleepovers, provide safe and motivating opportunities for girls to learn and grow. This program will include social communication and sensory motor activities in the sensory gym, games, art and concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® curricula. The group, co-led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist, will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.
Develop verbal and non-verbal social skills via strategies for:
- Peer perspective taking
- Developing and maintaining friendships
- Conversation skills
- Teamwork & Problem solving
- Developing sensory-based strategies help manage stress/worries
- Developing negotiation, sharing and game skills with peers
When: Mondays, June 10th – August 12th (no session week of July 4th) Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Total Cost: $1200
To register, submit a paper or electronic form with a $150 registration fee to hold your child’s spot. This fee will go towards the total cost of the group program.
*In order to keep the cost low, this program is offered as a flat rate with no make-ups or refunds. We understand that your child may miss one or more weeks due to vacation and the cost has been established with that in mind. You may be able to seek reimbursement from insurance for OT services from your insurance provider.
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.