Groups

Summer 2017 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 all ages – Avon Thursday 5:00-6:00, ages 6-9, and 5:45-6:45, ages 9-13

 

2.Boys 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. Meets weekly in Cromwell office.

4. Fantasy Writing for those entering 7-10th grade, Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 P.M.  A fun way to further develop your writing skills whether your child is gifted at writing, or needs assistance. Will address writing conventions; strategies and electronic aids to increase thought organization and productivity; training to use various styles of graphic organizers, editing methods,and peer reviewing. Students can make this group their own by writing video game scripts, creative stories,  plays, or whatever else they choose!

 

5. NEW Group for Dyslexia and/or Auditory Processing Disorders Ages 6-17- Day/Time TBA;Groups will be subdivided.

Perfect to supplement 1:1 reading intervention. Students will learn fun ways to reinforce sound rules, phonological awareness, syllable division, and morpheme chunking to improve encoding and decoding. Will also train visualizing strategies to improve verbal memory, and complete left brain boosting exercises.

6. Recess 101 run by a licensed Occupational therapist. Perfect to supplement your child’s current OT program. Focus will be on surviving recess at school by expanding their repertoire of sports that they are comfortable playing, and improving their game strategies! Days and times TBA.

Please call if interested 860-217-0098

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