Licensed speech-language pathologists lead specialized programs that include educating the parents and family on ways to encourage communication and extend the program’s benefits beyond the therapy room.
A parent and child language stimulation group for 18- to 24-month-old toddlers.
Use of “baby signs” has been shown to speed up the development of language. This group uses stories, songs, and play to help children communicate who may be slow in developing language.
A language-enriched “grown-up and me” style play group for two year olds with delays in expressive language development, this group uses story time, play and rhythm and movement to help children expand their vocabularies and begin to combine words into sentences. Parents remain with their children and work in partnership with the clinicians.
This “me alone” style play group for 2½- to 3-year-old children with delays in expressive language development helps children expand their vocabularies and speak more intelligibly. Parents observe their children through video monitors as they participate in age-appropriate activities that encourage them to form more complete sentences.
Designed for pre-K and kindergarten-age children with a history of speech or language delay, this program targets three prerequisites for reading readiness: phonological awareness, print awareness, and story comprehension. This program is also for children from homes in which English is a second language.
These communication support groups are for children and teens who have difficulty communicating with peers because of social language deficits (e.g., Asperger’s Syndrome).
Sessions focus on how to initiate and conduct conversations, including greeting and maintaining eye contact with conversational partners. Participants learn how to appropriately express their opinions and emotions in social settings.
Non-native adult speakers of English can improve their verbal skills through direct instruction in English pronunciation and intonation. Practice exercises in spoken English help participants modify their foreign accents and gain confidence in speaking English.
Designed for individuals who have suffered language impairment caused by a stroke, this social language facilitation group focuses on improving speech and communication.
Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
p – 516.877.4850