- To teach children how to better interact and communicate with their peers.
- To build confidence as communicators.
- To improve self-esteem.
- To appropriately identify and express feelings, emotions, opinions, and thoughts through the use of language.
- To help children learn how to interpret nonverbal communication in others and themselves.
- To practice newly acquired social skills in a comfortable environment with peers through the supervision of a speech-language therapist as a facilitator.
Goals: Individual goals will be determined for each child following a review of pertinent assessments, observation of the child in a social situation, and an interview with the parents. General goals for all children in the group might include the following: turn taking, asking for help appropriately, sharing important and pertinent information, sequencing tasks in a group, problem solving, following rules established by others or as dictated by a particular game, conflict resolution using appropriate language, knowing when to give and receive information, sharing experiences and ideas, maintaining a topic in conversation, etc.
If interested in the social pragmatics skills group at the Center for Speech, Language, and Occupational Therapy, Inc., email us for an appointment.