Open Enrollment through April 15, 2018

Summer 2018 Social Language Groups

  • July 9 - August 10
  • Monday - Thursday, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 3:15pm-5:15pm, 5:30-7:30pm (times may be subject to change as groups are formed)
  • All ages welcome.  Students will be grouped by skill set and area of need
  • Individual language goals addressed in a group setting through games, projects and student directed activities
  • Allows for generalization of skills from 1:1 therapy settings to group activities and classroom environments
  • Allows for maintenance of skills during the summer vacation
  • Comfortable environment to facilitate communication between peers
  • Collaboration with therapists, teachers and families
  • Minimum commitment of 2 days per week for 4 weeks required
  • 20% Deposit required by April 15, 2018 to reserve a spot.   $175/Session (2 hour session) 
  • Contact Erin Loughlin at erinploughlinslp@gmail.com or 201-982-2582 for further information.  Please include age, brief description of the student and their needs, and preferred days and times for group.  A formal questionnaire will follow in order to ensure appropriate goal setting and group placement.
  • Conveniently located off the 25th Street R train between 4th and 5th Avenues in Brooklyn.   

PROMPT Therapy

 

Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders that uses tactile cues to facilitate verbal communication.  PROMPT considers the physical-sensory aspects of motor performance as well as cognitive-linguistic and social-emotional aspects of language.


NYC Department of Education Related Service Provider

 

Individuals awarded speech and language services by the department of education, that are not being fulfilled in the student's academic setting,. may be eligible to receive an RSA (related service agreement).  The RSA allows the parents/guardians to obtain speech and language services outside the academic setting from a DOE approved provider. It is recommended that the student's caseworker be consulted prior to contacting us for services.


Community Based Therapy

 

Generalization of skills from the  therapeutic or academic setting to real life interactions is often an unmet area of intervention for individuals with communication difficulties.  Community based therapy will provide an opportunity for the individual to practice learned skills in the environment for which their use is intended.  This is achieved while continuing to receive needed support from a trained professional.  These therapy sessions are tailored towards the individual's needs and desires to communicate outside a structured teaching environment.  Sessions may include interacting at a grocery store, restaurant, library or recreational activity.


Social Language Therapy

 

Social language (pragmatics, social skills) refers to the communication between people for purposes beyond academics.  These skills may be important to an individual attempting to acquire a job, maintain a job or participate in recreational activities.


Speech and Language Evaluations

 

Evaluations consist of a comprehensive assessment of the individual's communication development.  Expressive, receptive and pragmatic language skills are assessed using standardized and non standardized evaluation methods.  Standardized assessments use the most up to date and relevant test batteries to compare the individual's development to the standardized norm for their age.  Non standardized assessments includes functional, real-life assessments of how the individual uses language in order to promote efficient and effective communication for daily living.