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 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., ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, high-functioning autistic spectrum disorders).
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 individual and/or group 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 a language impairment caused by a stroke, head injury or acute or progressive neurological impairment, this social language facilitation group focuses on improving speech and communication.
The voice group provides a safe and supportive setting for individuals in the transgender community who wish to modify their voices efficiently and without effort. The main objectives of the group sessions are to (1) increase knowledge and awareness of voice and communication feminization practices, (2) introduce and integrate techniques for home practice, and (3) provide support as clients begin to generalize the techniques learned within the group context to social and work settings.
Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
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