We offer several levels of facilitated Social Skill Groups that meet weekly:
Group sessions further develop and expand on the skills and concepts your child has learned in individual sessions with their Speech Language Pathologist. Social Skills groups will further prepare your child for outings, group work, friendships, relationships, jobs, sports and recreation. Working within a group your child will constantly be engaged in a variety of social situations with peers, where therapists can observe your child’s responses and behaviours, and give immediate guidance. Group sessions will allow your child to learn in a real time environment and directly apply their newly acquired social skills. Social Groups encourage positive interactions between students, where students build friendships and self confidence along the way, and when they begin to share their own experiences with the other students, it helps them to realize that they are not alone. All Therapeutic Social Skill groups at Speak Easy Communication & Education will be facilitated by Lynne LeBrun of Grow Together Therapeutic Learning Services Ltd. under the supervision of Leslie Hanika to provide consistency and carry over from individual therapy.
|Group Name||Levels||Length||Description||Days of the week||Price Per Session|
|Introduction to social skills||60 minutes||
This group teaches children how to play with others, how to control impulses, problem solve, and develop skills of self-regulation. Tools used include We Thinkers, SCERTS Model, and executive functioning resources.
|To be announced||$55.00|
|After School Detective Club||Primary grade skills||90 minutes||Students learn time management, impulse control, self-regulation, personal organization skills, how to work as a group, how to play with others, and recess survival skills. Tools used include We Thinkers (Social Thinking® curriculum), SCERTS, and executive functioning resources.||Monday
3:00pm to 4:30pm
|Squad Goals||Intermediate grade skills||
|Students learn time management, impulse control, self-regulation, personal organization skills, how to work as a group, how to play with others, and recess survival skills. Tools used include a variety of Social Thinking® curriculum and materials, SCERTS, and executive functioning resources. High interest themes are introduced to engage students. Themes are chosen by the group and may include topics such as Lego, comics, and animation, Minecraft and other games.||
90 min = $82.50
2 hrs = $110.00
|#FollowMe||Teen group||2 hours||Students develop independent work and social skills, self-regulation, bully awareness and prevention, introduction of workplace expectations, impulse control, personal organization, hidden social rules, working in groups, problem solving, managing and understanding anxiety. Tools used include Social Thinking, SCERTS Model, executive functioning resources. High interest themes are utilized.||Wednesday 3:30pm to 5:30pm||$110.00|
Please note all dates may be subject to change.
Some of the social skills groups may be held at: Transformations Learning Centre, Unit #4-5148 Metral Dr., Nanaimo (down the stairs)
Confirmation of location will be provided before the first session.
If you're interested in one of the above social skills groups please give us a call at (250) 390-9263.