Speech & Language
Communication Matters of South Florida Inc. provides a full range of services for children with speech, language and oral-motor disorders. These include:
Our pragmatic social language groups are designed to assist children with PDD, High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Semantic Pragmatic Language disorders, ADHD, and Social anxiety.
Our goal is to assist children in practicing peer interaction in a safe and facilitative environment. Through scripted language, modeling, discussions, role playing and videotaping we focus on improving:
- Communication skills to include conversation skills, cooperative play skills and friendship management.
- Emotional management skills including self regulation, empathy and conflict management.
The small groups are formed with a maximum of six children of similar age and language functioning plus one to two children with age appropriate language skills. These models assist in modeling appropriate language skills and social interaction.
The groups are led by a certified/licensed speech and language pathologist who facilitates the groups by scripting language, modeling behavior, and discussing social topics and situations during games and interactive activities. The groups meet in 6-8 week cycles for one hour and fifteen minutes per session.
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