Connect & Communicate Groups

with Stephanie Harvey
Kids and teens learn to get along with others and have fun doing it!

Children love Connect & Communicate groups – they have so much fun that they don’t realize that they are learning important skills! Parents love them because these groups celebrate children’s strengths and interests, which helps them quickly learn the skills they need to connect and communicate with others.

Connect & Communicate groups target the social language skills that help children to get along with their families andfriends. The younger group works on skills such as greetings, making comments and asking questions, telling other people about things we like, and sharing information about our week, and talking in small and large groups, as well as being friendly! The teen group works on skills such as balancing talking and listening in a conversation, sharing feelings, giving specific answers to questions and advocating for themselves. Some teen groups even set their own goals for communication, and learn how to find the support they need to meet their goals, and how to evaluate their progress. Every group is different because the intervention is designed to meet the needs of specific participants.

We always use direct teaching, visual support, and lots of practice in fun activities to help participants learn. Adult volunteers and same-age peers provide support alongside the Speech-Language Pathologist so that each child’s needs can be targeted. The groups are limited to 8 participants, which allows for lots of practice and tons of fun!

Participants may have Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome, but they do not need a diagnosis to participate.

Stephanie is an empathetic Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years’ experience. She loves helping children and their families to thrive!

 

Sign up for the spring groups

teens 13 to 19
5 Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30
April 13, 20 & 27 and May 4 & 11

children 8 to 14 years old
5 Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:00
May 20 & 27 and June 3, 10 & 17

5-week program fee $400

There is a one-time assessment for new clients so that we can get to know their needs. The assessment takes approximately one hour and the fee is $110.