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Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy
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Social Communication Workshop
Teaching social communication/play skills to children in a fun, structured environment
SBC teaches social communication/play skills to children in a fun, structured environment. The unique structure of our program also develops speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, and social/play skills.
Children with social communication disorders/delayed social skills are a diverse population. Some may have speech-language delays, gross-fine motor delays, cognitive delays, ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), or delayed development in the area of play skills resulting from limited opportunities to interact with other children.
We use therapeutic methods combined with a specialized curriculum in our social groups. Our lead therapist is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Learn more about our program and the enrollment process below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I enroll my child in a social skills workshop?
We have found in treating many children with ASD, ADD/ADHD and speech/language disorders that social communication skills are greatly delayed. Social communication skills are the foundation of language skills. These skills are developed early on starting from infancy. However, just as some children require expressive language therapy some children need to be taught social communication skills. We have found great success in group therapy as it facilitates a naturalistic environment to learn how to interact with and respond to children. We also incorporate therapy in actual social situations too, since these are the settings that children will require their social knowledge.
What kinds of children are in the social skills workshop?
The groups are developed for any child at risk for a social communication skills delay: mild to severe and/or any child who has difficulty interacting with peers, responding to social cues, or using language to navigate through their environment effectively.
What exactly do you teach in the social skills workshop?
Group objectives incorporate social communication skills which include but are not limited to: eye contact, turn-taking, requesting information/objects, appropriate answers to wh- questions, appropriate responses to greeting/salutations, following directions, recognizing verbal and nonverbal social cues, predicting social responses, problem-solving, predicting outcomes, maintaining a topic, and asking for help.
How are the social skills workshops set up?
Groups will not be any larger than 5 children. Each session includes activities which were designed according to a theme or unit. These activities are constructed using: social lessons, board games, role-playing, manipulatives, reinforcers, and community outings (which may incur a small fee).
How long is the workshop?
The groups meet once a week for an hour for four consecutive weeks.
Cypress, TX 3/23-4/13 (Saturdays)
***Register by March 20th!
Cypress, TX 3/24-4/14 (Sundays)
***Register by March 20th!
Cypress, TX 3/20-4/10 (Wednesdays)
***Register by March 18th!
What is the cost?
The cost is $200 which equates ($50.00 per week). There may be an activity fee included depending on the community outing that is scheduled.
Due to our limited number of spaces, we ask that tuition be paid in advance (by the due date listed).