We are very excited that you are interested in enrolling your child in our therapy groups at Speech & Language Specialties Inc. In order to determine what group would best meet your child’s needs we need to gather information from you about him/her. Please complete the below forms and so we can contact you to set up an intake interview if needed.
Groups are arranged according to maturity, age, cognitive level and level of social cognition. Please note that a significant amount of effort goes into the organization of these groups. To ensure the highest level of progress for your child and because other clients are dependent on the commitment it is important that you are committed to participating in the duration of the group.
We teach our clients how to be more successful in social settings. Participants will acquire the social skills they need to interact with others as well as the ability to think socially.
At SLS, we teach the thoughts behind the social skills, helping our clients to see how their actions and behaviors influence others. Many of the concepts and activities we use in therapy are based on the work of award-winning experts in the areas of Social Thinking ® and social communication, including Michelle Garcia Winner and Leah Kuypers (The Zones of Regulation ®) as well as incorporate language enriched activities that will break down and teach abstract social-thinking to students.
Participation may be helpful for children whose peer relationships are hampered by issues related to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD), learning problems, language delays, and auditory processing disorders.
Social Learning Therapy Groups Will Focus On:
SOCIAL SUCCESS TWEENS AND TEENS
Understanding Nonverbal Language
Understanding Hidden Social Rules
Problem Solving and Negotiating
EXECUTIVE FUNCTION CAMP
Understanding the Passage of Time
Teaching Forethought: Predict the Outcome
Being able to Switch between Situations
Jessica Padula MS, CCC-SLP
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Enrollment and Scheduling in Groups:
We group students with peers that function similarly to your child in his/her cognitive, perspective taking, social language, reading, writing and auditory processing abilities. Finding common times for similar students to be scheduled can be a difficult puzzle to solve. To help with the process we encourage you to provide as many possible times and days to allow the most options when scheduling. This significantly increases the chances that your child will be placed in a group. Please read the below information closely as it has changed.
Attendance and Cancellation Policy for Groups:
Please note that a significant amount of effort goes into the organization of these groups. To ensure the highest level of progress for your child and because other clients are dependent on the commitment it is important that you are committed to participating in the duration of the group. We allow 1 excused absence for no charge, reasons for missed session may include illness, special events, vacation etc. Additional missed session will be billed at a flat rate of $50 per session.
If you need to cancel a scheduled appointment (individual or group), please notify the SLS administrative office at least 24 hours in advance of the appointment by emailing our office administrator Carrie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (508)757-6981.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the last 10 minutes of each therapy session to explore with the therapist the new ideas learned during the session. Each client’s growth and progress depends on continued exposure and carryover in outside environments by the adults and professionals supporting them. It is central for these team members to learn new concepts, vocabulary, and strategies along with the child/client.
Please fill out prior to initial intake. Remember, the more time slots you make available for us to choose from, the more likely it will be that we are able to place your child in our clinic.
Fee Schedule for Social Communication Groups:
Initial Group Intake Screening $85.00 (One-time fee)
Dyad (2 students) $95.00 per student
3 students $85.00 per student
4 +students $75.00 per student