Let’s Get Out There!

Social language mini groups for adults with Stacey Misko

 

Stacey loves working with autistic people of all ages, including those whose attention challenges or anxiety affect their ability to communicate. She also enjoys working with individuals with apraxia and phonology. Stacey’s experience includes various populations including brain injury. Stacey has worked in rural and Northern Manitoba, including many years serving First Nations communities through MFNERC. Currently she delivers services via telehealth to Northern Communities involved in a special telehealth project with SpeechWorks Inc. In 1997 Stacey earned her BA in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Manitoba. She went on to complete a year at the University of North Dakota before completing her MSc in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2001. Stacey is actively involved in the autism community. She founded the Friending Facebook group, where individuals with social challenges can support each other. She is actively involved with the Family Advocacy Network.Do you find social situations difficult? (You may be diagnosed with autism but a diagnosis is not required to attend this program.)

You may find these skills challenging:
– making small talk
– knowing how much detail to provide in a story
– using eye contact
– taking turns in conversation
– knowing when someone is losing interest in what you are saying
– using or reading body language

This is the program for you!

You will learn to recognize your social strengths and work on the areas that are challenging for you.

You will start with a one-on-one meeting with a Speech-Language Pathologist to identify target areas.

The next 4 sessions are in a small group. This allows us to focus on the skills that are important to you. You can come with a friend or two, or we can match you with someone working on similar skills. We will explore how and why to communicate in the situations that are important to you – whether they’re at home, at work, at university, or in the community. We won’t just teach you techniques – you will get lots of opportunities for practice.

The final session will be an outing so that we can practice in a realistic setting!

5 weeks during the summer plus a final outing

$400 before group starts
or $220 before session 1 and $200 before session 4.
* The one-on-one session is $120 for new clients. We apply the $120 towards the group fee if you attend the group.

Check your insurance to see if Speech-Language Pathology services are covered.