Groups

 Groups For All Ages

Social language groups (i.e. “Social Skills”)– focusing on  conversational balance, and address  impulsivity, topic  relevance, inferencing, social cues, flexibility, social initiation and small talk. Groups are not diagnosis specific and can accommodate most age gaps of the group by using older members as mentors to build their own self confidence and maturity.  Activities allow for group input for activity planning by  interest level.   Groups are ideal for students  receiving individual pragmatic language therapy.  Pragmatic language is the  practical ability to use language in a social setting, and changing social   situations.  Knowing what is appropriate to say, where and when to say it; and the give and take of natural conversation.

Groups Address:

  • Pragmatic language skills of abstraction and inferencing
  • Emotional regulation
  • Initiating, maintaining and closing a conversation
  • Problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Language to support friendship (compliments, friendly tone, greetings, etc.)
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Appropriate nonverbal language behaviors

Participants are required to commit to one month at a time. Insurance claims can be submitted for those on active therapy programs at KSLC.  Some enter after years of individual social language therapy who  may or may not still be in a school program, but need continual help in this area as they progress to more sophisticated levels of social communication skills. Groups at KSLC are goal oriented, and can be coordinated with any other active programs from our center, outside our center, or from school.

1. Pragmatic Language for tweens – Avon,

Mondays 5:00-6:00, ages 11-13 

2. High School Social Group, ages 13-17 – Avon

Meets weekly on Wednesdays 6-7 P.M.  This is a high functioning group for social language practice with peers.

3.  Young Adult Social Language and Life Skills – Cromwell, every other Friday 5:30 P.M.

Ages 18-26 for ADHD, Anxiety, Stuttering, Asperger’s and High Functioning Autism.

4. SAT Review Group- Wednesdays at 5 PM, Avon 

 

 

Please call if interested 860-217-0098

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