Social Group Summer 2011
Social Skills Language Group
The Lowcountry Therapy Center is pleased to announce enrollment for our Summer 2011 Social Language Skills Group. Children with PDD, High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Pragmatic Language Disorders are invited to build communicatory and peer interactive skills. Children with ADHD, auditory processing, social anxiety, and those using alternative/augmentative communication would also benefit from this group. Group goals include greeting/bidding farewell, making introductions, asking questions, sharing ideas, expressing needs/wants, accepting suggestions, identifying emotions, monitoring body language, developing personal space understanding, repairing miscommunication, and listening to others. All goals are introduced through stories, games, crafts, songs and interactive computer games as to maintain motivation. Groups are limited to 6 students, and students must be willing to participate in a group environment. Participation requires basic conversational skills, ability to respond to Who, What, Where, When and Why questions, and willingness to follow directions.
Group objectives will include social referencing; attending to others' body language; good listening; "space invading"; turn taking; asking questions; answering questions; complimenting/receiving compliments; topic maintenance;" being a group member; being a good sport; joining a group; "keeping cool"; and "tattle-taling."
Days and times will be coordinated according to participating families’ schedules. Pre-registration is required. The group will run for 8 weeks and begin the week of July 18. This group is private pay only. Please call our office for pricing.
The group will be based on the following schedule: 10 minutes sensory warm-up (in our NEW sensory integration gym), 40 minutes collaborative activity, 10 minutes sensory cool-down. Before beginning the group, families are asked to fill out a questionnaire inquiring about what exact skills you wish your child to work on. Goals will be taken directly from the questionnaire so please be detailed!
Please call our office for more details at
(843) 815-6999 or visit us online at www.lowcountrytherapycenter.com!