peer-to-peer | interactive | real world practice
ages birth to 21 years
Group therapy allows children to learn and practice skills with their peers in a safe and controlled environment. This is especially beneficial because children often learn skills in a therapy room but have difficulty performing those skills with other people or in outside settings. Group therapy allows children the opportunity to generalize skills learned in therapy with a variety of people, which in turn encourages mastery of skills. Within a group, children can experience emotional support, understanding, and encouragement from one another.
Types of Groups Available:
- Social Language/ Pragmatic- Facilitates social interactions amongst children to enhance each child's ability to initiate, respond, and maintain conversation with peers as well as create friendships.
- Feeding- Provides a social model of desired behavior when eating. Parents may observe the session and receive education on therapy strategies to use at home.
- Stuttering- Provides emotional support while learning strategies to modify stuttering and enhance fluent speech. Skills are practiced with a peer to promote the carry over and mastery of skills. Parents are encouraged to participate.
- Handwriting- provides children with the opportunity to learn and practice letter and sentence formation alongside their peers in a fun and supportive environment.
- Preschool Language- Engages young children in group play based activities to improve receptive and expressive language skills.
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