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ASLC –  Adult Social Language Connection Groups

3 Groups to choose from:

Community Engagement Group

Heather Tremblay,  B.A., M.H.Sc., (C), Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Heather, Community Engagement Group, Adult Social Language Connection Groups

The Community Engagement Group is a group designed to support adults with exceptionalities improve their communication and pragmatic language skills. Pragmatic language skills are vital for communicating our personal thoughts, ideas and feelings. Adults with difficulties in this area often misinterpret other peoples’ communicative intent and therefore will have difficulty responding appropriately either verbally or non-verbally. The group environment allows participants to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment. The goals of the group are to help build self-confidence, improve relationships with family/friends/co-workers and to help our members make stronger connections within their community.

Session 1: September 9th 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 2: September 23rd 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 3: October 7th 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 4: October 21st 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 5: November 4th 6:00-7:30 pm
Session 6: November 18th 7:00-8:30 pm
Session 7: November 25th 6:00-7:30 pm
Session 8: December 2nd (social outing)  6:30-8:30 pm

Community Relations Group

Hailey Richards, B.Sc., M.Sc., CF-SLP. Provisional Reg. Speech Language Pathologist

The Community Relations Group is a group designed to support adults with exceptionalities improve their executive functioning and self-monitoring skills. These skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, initiate and follow through with tasks, and manage multiple tasks successfully. The group environment allows participants to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment. The goals of the group are to enable changes in daily behaviours, habits, and attitudes, to result in better outcomes with executive functioning, connecting with community, being effective members of the community/workforce, and relieve frustrations related to these areas.

Hailey Richards SLP with Speech Language Network

Session 1: September 10th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 2: September 24th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 3: October 8th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 4: October 22nd 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 5: November 5th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 6: November 19th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 7: November 26th 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Session 8: December 2nd (social outing) 6:30pm – 8:30 PM

Community Connection Group

Danae Burke, B.Sc., M.Sc., SLP. Provisional Reg. Speech Language Pathologist

Danae Connection Group, Adult Social Language Connections

The Community Connection Group is designed to support adults with exceptionalities improve their communication and social language thinking skills. Social language thinking skills help individuals with problem solving in social situations, flexible thinking, perspective taking, and interpreting others and their own emotions. The group environment allows participants to learn and practice the new skills in a safe environment. The goals of the group are to support individuals to build confidence, connect with their community, and develop stronger relationships and connections.

 Session 1: September 2nd – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 2: September 16th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 3: September 30th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 4: October 14th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 5: October 28th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 6: November 4th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 7: November 18th – 7:00-8:30 PM
Session 8: December 2nd (social outing) – TBA