Speech & Hearing Associates is repeating its highly successful intensive summer social language skills program. This program will run during the summer months and will give children of all ages a foundation in Speech and Hearing Associates’ weekly Social/Pragmatic Language Skills Curriculum.
The 10-day summer program consists of small groups of no more than five to six children led by a certified, licensed speech-language pathologist. The focus of each session will vary based on group needs, but will address on an individual basis the specific areas of social/pragmatic weakness of each child. The participants will receive a social story every session to reinforce the specific topic that was targeted. Stories are great for carryover and generalization into everyday settings.
In addition to learning social/pragmatic language skills in a structured intervention, participants will then have the opportunity to use their skills as they participate in community-based activities. These activities will include group outings such as parks, ice cream parlors, and child-friendly play environments during which time they will be encouraged to utilize social/pragmatic skills with their peers. Parents are present for all community-based activities and are encouraged to participate and use clinician guided strategies and techniques to encourage appropriate social interactions.
This program is loved by parents and children and truly provides a great foundation in what social/pragmatic language skills therapy is all about.