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Speech & Hearing Associates offers social communication groups for social skill training in NJ. Our association has developed an engaging social skills program for children of all ages. The program consists of hour-long sessions led by a skilled speech-language pathologist for small communication groups of up to five children. The groups target individual treatment goals within a group setting and focus specifically on social thinking, emotions, conversational skills, and social interactions.

Each social communication group follows a targeted yearlong curriculum focusing on developing and practicing an extensive variety of social skills and topics. The dynamic curriculum consists of six individual units and adjustments are made as appropriate, depending on the group members’ ages and needs. Participants are carefully placed in a group that best suits their needs according to diagnosis, level of behavioral and social strengths and weaknesses, age, and gender. In addition, participants will be guided so they can use the skills learned during the sessions and integrate them successfully into their daily activities.

Participants focus on social skills such as:

  • eye contact
  • turn-taking/sharing
  • initiating conversation
  • feelings/emotions
  • conversational rules
  • working with others
  • and much more!

Past social communication group participants have demonstrated significant areas of growth and success in applying these skills. Each participant receives a social story every week on the lesson being targeted. Stories are great for carryover and generalization into everyday settings. Parents and participants have shared their success and progress while using this program.

Testimonials from parents of our NJ social skills group graduates:

“Our son has taken speech therapy with Mrs. Melissa since he was just over 3 years old and for the last year he’s been in her social skills class. Today he “Graduated” and while we will miss Mrs. Melissa (and the staff), we are so proud of how far he’s come. Mrs.Melissa has been nothing short of phenomenal. She worked along with our son’s school speech teacher to make sure he was getting the best most effective lesson’s to help him along. The last year has taught him how to socialize and express himself to better communicate and interact with others and has really helped him “open up” and be a better boy. The staff always made us feel welcomed and will never hesitate to recommend Speech and Hearing to any of our Family or Friends! Thank You!!” – Ana M.

 

NJ Social Skills Programs & Social Communication Groups

If you have any questions about our social communication groups for social skill training in NJ, please contact us today. If you would like to book an appointment, please call us at 800-742-7551 extension 252 or fill out our contact form for more information and to check availability.