Group Therapy

At All for Speech we offer group therapy

...for the best for your child!

Small-group treatment engages children in guided play experiences with peers to develop expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language skills. Your child will receive individualized goals and objectives that will be targeted in a small group setting. He/she will be matched to groups based on skill level and age. Offering two different groups: Boost your kid's talk & Social Skills.

Boost your kid's Talk - Group

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development? …Then this group is for you!

This is an opportunity to boost your kid’s talk. This program is for children who need a boost in their language development. This group will be selected specifically to meet your child’s needs so they will:

  • Develop expressive skills
  • Develop receptive skills
  • Develop pragmatic language skills
  • Promote language development
  • Promote clarity of  speech
  • Nonverbal and Verbal Communication Skills

When young children are learning to speak, errors in speech sound production are quite common.  When these errors persist or have a significant effect on their speech clarity, a speech sound disorder may be suspected.  Sometimes children have trouble with articulation, or difficulty making individual sounds.

Is your child receiving treatment for a speech delay? Do others have difficulty understanding what he/she is saying? Has your child been diagnosed with an articulation or phonological disorder or Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)? If so, this group may be right for you!

Teaching children how to produce sounds and sound combinations accurately, while promoting language development, in a small group setting.  Our comprehensive approach utilizes drill, conversation, and structured play, with cues, prompts, and support.  Children will participate in group and individual activities targeting sounds and clarity of speech so they can learn from each other. Our playgroup is a great supplement to your child’s speech therapy program.

Group Details

  • An excellent supplement to individual therapy that offers additional practice in a supportive social setting
  • 4:1 Child to Therapist Ratio
  • Led by speech-language pathologists who are skilled early intervention therapists specialized in treating speech delays, articulation/phonological disorders, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Group and Individualized (pull-out) activities developed specifically to target the needs of each participant
  • Parents will receive feedback after each session as well as therapy targets to work on at home
  • Unique treatment setting allowing your child to work on connecting sounds while playing with other children

Social Skills Group

Our groups teach Social Thinking and related to social skills to students with:

  • High functioning autism
  • PDD-NOS
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Nonverbal Learning Disability
  • ADHD
  • Executive Function Difficulties
  • And for all others in the murky gray area of social thinking!

This is an opportunity to provide your child with a set of skills to navigate social situations in their everyday life. The social groups are designed to help children of various ages to interact with their peers. The group will be selected specifically to meet your child’s needs so they will:

  • improve social thinking concepts that will teach your child how to: think about others, participate in a group and understand the perspective of their peers
  • develop self-awareness
  • improve skills such as flexibility, frustration tolerance, perspective taking,self regulation, assertiveness, conflict resolution skills, confidence and more
  • improve their problem – solving and coping skills
  • develop and improve his/her social cognition
  • learning about thoughts and feelings, thinking with your eyes, following the group plan, keeping your body in the group, and whole body listening
  • establish a common social vocabulary that is foundational to all social interactions.

This program has 5 modules which include:

  • “All about Me” – Improving awareness of self and others, physical appearance, personality, likes, dislikes.
  • “Body Language” – Improving awareness and use of facial expression, eye contact, gesture, posture, distance, fidgeting and touching others.
  • “The way we TALK” – Learning about the different components of speech including volume, rate, clarity, fluency, and intonation.
  • “Conversations” – Learn about the different components of conversation including answering and asking questions, commenting, staying on topic and turn turn taking.
  • “Assertiveness” – Learn different ways to stand up for yourself.

Fun adventures stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination while engaging them in learning these

10 Social Thinking concepts 

  • Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (Classroom Adventure)
  • The Group Plan (Adventure on the Farm)
  • Thinking with Your Eyes (Adventure in Space)
  • Body in the Group (Ocean Adventure)
  • Whole Body Listening (Zoo Adventure)
  • Hidden Rules and Expected and Unexpected Behaviors (Pirate Adventure)
  • Smart Guess (Mystery Adventure)
  • Flexible and Stuck Thinking (Ice Cream Shop Adventure)
  • Size of the Problem (Dinosaur Birthday Party)
  • Sharing an Imagination (Park Adventure)

Play is the learning environment of young children, and the curriculum uses play to teach social competencies in fun, engaging ways! The evidence-based concepts supported across the components—learning about thoughts and feelings, thinking with your eyes, following the group plan, keeping your body in the group, and whole body listening—establish a common social vocabulary for children and are foundational to all social interactions.

We help students decipher the social cues to share space, flexibly interact, and regulate emotions during the ever-changing world of play or when sitting quietly in a classroom. Social executive functioning is difficult for early learners—especially those with social emotional learning challenges. It involves surveying a social situation, understanding group behavior, considering others’ perspectives, motives and ideas, thinking flexibility, negotiating roles or turns, and self-regulating to keep emotions and behaviors under control when problems arise. It decodes these concepts into small, teachable segments that kids can understand, and presents them in an organized platform from which adults can reliably teach in a step-by-step manner.

Group Details

  • Led by 2 speech-language therapists
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Languages: English, Greek
  • 2 - 6 children per group
  • Ages:  4- 7, 8 - 12,  12 - 16

 

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