Our Social Skills group is what children need to fill that missing component seen so often in children: socialization with a peer. Children need to be taught sharing, turn taking, self-regulation and communicating with peers. We practice these skills through many different outlets. One day we may play an old fashion board game (getting away from the tablets and video games), another day a scavenger hunt or a relay race. With movement comes language. With these activities comes an increase in comprehension, eye contact, social interaction and spontaneous speech. This all comes naturally as the children are interacting with each other facilitated by us during each session. The children look forward to seeing their friends each week & parents love seeing the new and exciting progress their child makes. We find that the children not only learn from us but learn from each other.
All groups are run by both the Speech-Language Pathologist (Roseanne) and Occupational Therapist (Jamie). Groups are 1 hour long.
Does your child eat only certain foods (less than 20)?
Does your child gag while eating?
Are mealtimes a battle/unpleasant?
Does your child avoid certain textures or food groups?
Our feeding group is designed to introduce food in a fun and playful way. We are trained in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach which introduces food through exploration and touch even before taste. This approach introduces food in a non-threatening and non-stressful way. We encourage parents who describe their child as picky eaters to join this group to broaden food choices. We are also trained to work with children with problematic feeding behaviors, sensory issues and oral/motor impairments.