Say & Play Groups
Led by Jenna Wiltzen, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Julie Anstey, Occupational Therapist
The Say & Play Kids Group is an interdisciplinary group program for children aged 3-6 years old. The Say & Play Kids Group is designed to provide a language rich, activity based, social interaction program with similar aged peers in a collaborative bi-weekly program. 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.

Currently the SLN offers 2 Groups:

  • SAY & PLAY BLUE: Ages 3 – 4 years
  • SAY & PLAY RED: Ages 5 – 6 years
SAY & PLAY BLUE:  Ages 3 – 4 years
DATES:

  • February 4th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • February 18th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • March 4th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • March 18th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • April 1st @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • April 14th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm *This session will be on a Thursday due to Friday being a statutory holiday.
SAY & PLAY RED:  Ages 5 – 6 years
DATES:

  • February 11th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • February 25th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • March 11 @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • March 25th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • April 8th @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • April 22nd – NO SESSION THIS WEEK
  • April 29th @ 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 – 5 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 – 5 years
DATES:

  • January 22nd @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • February 5th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • February 19th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • March 5th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • March 19th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • April 2nd @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
KIDS CHAT RED:  Ages 5 – 8 years
DATES:

  • January 29th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • February 12th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • February 26th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • March 12th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • March 26th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • April 9th @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Social Ninja’s Group
Led by Jenna Wiltzen, 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:

  • January 12th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • January 26th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • February 9th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • February 23rd – NO SESSION (School Break)
  • March 9th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • March 23rd @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • April 6th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • April 20th @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm (Windup)
Community Relations Group
Led by Julie Anstey, Occupational Therapist
This group is 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.  
DATES:

  • January 13th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • January 27th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • February 10th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • February 24th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • March 10th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • March 24th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • April 7th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • April 20th @ 7:00 – 8:30pm (Windup)
Community Connection Group
Led by Jenna Wiltzen, Speech-Language Pathologist
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: 

  • January 12th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • January 26th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • February 9th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • February 23rd @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • March 9th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • March 23rd @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • April 6th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • April 20th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Windup)
Community Foundations Group
Led by Julie Anstey, Occupational Therapist, assisted by Paige Engel, B.Sc. Kinesiology
This group is designed to support youth and young adults (ages 16-24) with exceptionalities as they transition between life stages. This program will focus on improving social communication and expressive language skills. The group will bolster self confidence and help individuals build meaningful connections as they navigate various social settings (e.g., school, work, community, etc.). The group setting allows participants to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment among peers. The purpose of the group is to provide support to encourage more balanced and positive experiences as they integrate into varied settings with increased dynamic expectations.
DATES:

  • January 6th @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • January 20th @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • February 3rd @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • February 17th @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • March 3rd @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • March 17th @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • March 31st @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • April 14th @ 5:00pm – 6:15pm (Windup) 
More Programming Coming Soon…
For more information, please contact hello@theSLN.com or phone the clinic at 306 933 3222.