Group Therapy Programs

What Group Therapy Programs Do We Offer?

Auditory Training Groups & Classes

These virtual sessions include improving lip reading, listening skills, repair strategies for miscommunication and how to assess the listening environment to improve communication.

SPEAK OUT!® Group Therapy

SPEAK OUT! is an evidence-based program for people with Parkinson’s disease and other related Parkinson-plus conditions. These in-person and virtual sessions focus on teaching patients to speak and live with intent.

Weekend Literacy Programs

These groups for children ages 5+ aim to improve fundamental literacy and language skills, and are offered in-person on at our Metuchen office on Sundays (a virtual-grouping is also available).

Summer Literacy Groups

These in-person and virtual groups will focus on phonological understanding and awareness skills that are pertinent for encoding and decoding success. Groups will run from June to August for children ages 7+.

Executive Functioning Groups

These in-person groups for ages 6+ aim to help children who struggle to complete tasks, follow directions, have difficulty switching between activities and trouble organizing their thoughts.

Fluency & Stuttering Support Groups

During these group sessions, children and adults have the opportunity to practice their goals with similar-aged peers in a supportive, guided environment.

Social Communication Groups

These age- and skill-based sessions for children target individual treatment goals and focusspecifically on social thinking, emotions, conversational skills, socialinteractions and friendship building.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

For children, group therapy allows our speech-language pathologists to work with a child while observing how he/she behaves socially with peers. Through group discussions and activities, the children develop a greater awareness of how their speech and actions affect how they are perceived by their peers, and enjoy success through positive interactions and structured reinforcement. Such success promotes increased motivation and improved skills.

For adults, group therapy allows our speech-language pathologists to work with similar communication difficulties in a peer group. Learning new skills and sharing experiences with others provides improved outcomes and helps to reinforce new skills in a therapeutic, compassionate and supportive environment.

Can I use my insurance for group therapy sessions?

The fee for the group session is similar to what a shorter, individual session would cost. If insurance covers speech therapy, it will cover the therapy conducted during the group as well.

Scheduling and Locations

We have groups that run either virtually or in our offices. Each group runs once a week at a regularly scheduled time. Group members must commit to regular attendance. For more information or to discuss the benefits of participating in one of our groups, please contact us at (800) 742-7551 or fill out our contact form