Say & Play Groups

Led by Jenna Wiltzen, Speech-Language Pathologist, Julie Anstey, Occupational Therapist

The Say & Play Groups are interdisciplinary group programs for children aged 3-6 years old. The groups are designed to provide a language rich, activity based, social interaction program with similar aged peers. Using a holistic approach, the sessions promote functional language development and interactive play skills with peers in a safe, structured, and welcoming environment. It also provides an opportunity for children who have had limited social interaction over the past few years a way to ease into learning to play with peers within a small group setting.

The goal is to promote the development of each participant’s play and social interaction skills and foster the carry over of these skills into their everyday environments.

    SAY & PLAY BLUE:  Ages 3 – 4 years
    DATES:

    • May 6th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 13th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 20th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 27th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • June 3rd @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • June 10th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    SAY & PLAY RED:  Ages 5 – 6 years
    DATES:

    • May 5th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 12th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 19th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • May 26th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • June 2nd @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • June 9th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm

    Kids Chat Groups

    Led by Heather Tremblay, Speech-Language Pathologist

    The Kids Chat Groups are designed for children who may have speech, language, or social language delays. In these groups, participants will engage in activities, games, and educational activities that will help facilitate speech-language development.

    Currently the SLN offers 2 Groups:

    • KIDS CHAT BLUE: Ages 4 – 6 years
    • KIDS CHAT RED: Ages 5 – 8 years

    This group includes:

    • A new theme each session with specific vocabulary/sound awareness activities and take-home materials
    • How to build your child’s language skills through music and songs
    • How to build language-learning opportunities into everyday activities and routines
    • How to turn books into fun and interactive language-learning time and how to teach your child essential early literacy skills
    • A small snack (nut-free)

    Your child may benefit if they:

    • Do not use as many words or language as other children their age
    • Have trouble interacting with their peers
    • Have trouble communicating his/her thoughts and ideas
    • Leave out sounds in words and/or changes sounds
    • Become frustrated when not understood by family and peers
    • Have weak pre-literacy (pre-reading) skills

    KIDS CHAT BLUE:  Ages 4 – 6 years

    DATES:

    • April 23rd @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • May 7th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • May 21st @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • June 4th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    KIDS CHAT RED:  Ages 5 – 8 years
    DATES:

    • April 30th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • May 14th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • May 28th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • June 11th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

    Social Ninja’s Group

    Led by Kara Broks, Speech-Language Pathologist

    The Social Ninja’s Group is a group that was created for children ages 8 – 12 years old who may have speech and/or social language delays. This group is designed to help build social skills, social confidence, and independence through discussions and activities that will help facilitate speech and social skills development. The group offers participants a supportive and safe environment to express themselves honestly and work on improving their skills at their own pace.  The intention of the group is to foster friendships among participants, build self-confidence, explore independence and find productive, thoughtful ways to communicate with those in their environment. 

    DATES: 

    • May 4th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • May 11th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • May 18th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • May 25th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • June 1st @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • June 8th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm (Windup)

     

    Adult Social Language Connection: Community Connection Group

    Led by Heather Tremblay, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Julie Anstey, Occupational Therapist

    Danae Connection Group, Adult Social Language Connections
    This 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.
    DATES: 

    • May 4th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • May 11th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • May 18th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • May 25th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • June 1st @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • June 8th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • June 15th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Windup)
    More Programming Coming Soon…

    For more information, please contact hello@theSLN.com or phone the clinic at 306 933 3222.