It's time for FUN!
Speech Pathway is happy to provide group services for children ages 2.5-18. Our group services are designed to provide a safe and fun environment for your child to work on their social language development with peers their age. With the guidance of a Licensed and Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, your child has the opportunity to engage with peers in new and exciting weekly activities!
A group for EVERY child...
Our preschool group (ages 2-6) focuses on targeting developing early language development to include: following the directions of an adult or peer, joint attention, interacting and playing with other children, initiating interactions, appropriate play, personal space, active listening, transitioning, and of course having fun! With multiple transitions built into each group session, toddler to preschool age children participate in structured group play, eating snack together, and helping each other with fun crafts and activities!
Our Early Language Development Group is for children 4-7 years old who communicate in short phrases, are nonverbal, or are able to answer rehearsed questions. This group focuses on targeting the following language skills: following the directions of an adult or peer, interacting and playing with other children, commenting, identifying peers’ emotions, how to be a part of and contribute to a group, sharing, initiating interactions, appropriate play, personal space, active listening, transitioning, and of course having fun! This group offers more structured group play and additional visual supports.
Our Later Language Development Group is for children ages 5-12 who are able to communicate conversationally and answer questions spontaneously. This group focuses on the following language development skills: following directions from peers, sharing, identifying peers’ emotions, perspective taking, appropriate social behaviors, handling when things don’t go our way, group collaboration and cooperation, flexibility, opinion exchange, persuasion, participation, large group conversation, and storytelling. With large periods of unstructured activities, group members are encouraged to explore new friendships, make group decisions, and think about their interactions with other members of the group.
Our homeschool group (ages 7-13) focuses on targeting later language development to include: making and maintaining friends, perspective taking, appropriate social behaviors, handling when things don’t go our way, participating in non-desired activities, personal space, group collaboration & cooperation, confidence building, flexibility, nonverbal communication, opinion exchange, participation, and receiving feedback. This group offers larger periods of structured and unstructured group activity time. All members of the group are guided through activities each week.
Our adolescent group (ages 10-18) focuses on adolescent language development and tough topics to include: perspective-taking, appropriate social behaviors, group collaboration and cooperation, flexibility, maintaining friendships, negotiation, narrative language, conflict management, critical thinking, goal setting, honesty, idea/opinion exchange, leadership, and receiving feedback. With large periods of unstructured activities, adolescents are encouraged to explore new friendships, make group decisions, and think about their interactions with other members of the group.
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50-minute group session
No weekly commitment. Drop ins are not guaranteed a spot in a group and are required to complete the enrollment paperwork prior to their first session. We strive to maintain an appropriate clinician to child ratio and cannot guarantee a spot to drop ins.
For families wishing to pay weekly for groups we offer a subscription rate of $28 billed on the date of scheduled groups. Dates/Times of groups are posted in advance and you will be notified and billed weekly on scheduled dates regardless of attendance. Subscribed participants will have a spot reserved for them in a specific group. Weekly Subscription participants will be asked to complete the Credit Card Authorization Form during enrollment. Subscriptions may be cancelled anytime via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once a subscription has been cancelled, You will not receive a refund of any portion of the subscription fees you paid for the current or prior billed weeks and you will be required to pay for the next two schedule sessions regardless of attendance. Your child is welcome to attend groups for the next two scheduled group sessions.
For families wishing to prepay for groups, take advantage and save an additional 10% by pre-paying for a minimum of 8 groups sessions in advanced. Pre-pay packages will have an expiration date that will be determined at the time of purchase. Typically packages of 8 sessions will expire 3 months from the date of purchase unless otherwise discussed in writing. Larger packages will have comparable expiration date (approximately 3 months per 8 units purchased). Dates/Times of groups are posted for one calendar year.
Did we just become best friends?
NO! We welcome all children to come participate in our groups. Of course, individual sessions will allow us to target specific goals, but we are happy to provide group services without individual services.
Groups focus on developing…
- Social Communication
- Joint Attention
- Social Reciprocity
- Behavioral and Emotional Regulation
- Perspective Taking
- Making and Maintaining Friendships
Diverse groups for children who may present with…
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Undiaganosed social challenges
- Social Anxiety Issues
- Developmental Delays
- Sensory Processing Disorder
There are potential financial aid opportunities for our groups. Please complete our Financial Aid Application.
Does your child need help with using simple, informal language that we use when talking face to face with family members and friends? Then yes! Does your child struggle to generalize their articulation, receptive language, or expressive language skills? THEN YES! Our groups focus on friendship & participation. Peers work together to improve their overall communication in guided peer to peer interactions.
Finding the right group is important. If you have questions regarding what group your child would be appropriate for please contact our office and/or email email@example.com. If your child is on the cusp of a certain age group, we can help you decide.
Groups take place in our Group Activities room at our office. The Group Activities room is set up to mimic the environment of one’s home or child care facility. Parents are welcome to schedule a tour and see our Group Activities room however, we do not allow parents to join or observe in group activities to provide a safe and distraction free environment.