Summer 2018

June 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018

**Closed the week of Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 6 in celebration of Independence Day**

**Parent Orientation - Thursday, May 31, 2018 - Times TBA**

 

Friendship Camp 2 (ages 8 – 13)                                                                                       Monday and Wednesday 9:00 – 11:30

This group is designed for children with high receptive and expressive language skills that are about to enter first, second, third, fourth,  fifth or sixth grade.  This group is designed for children who are already familiar with a classroom setting.  These children use and understand a higher level of language and are very conversational.  The focus of this group is to work on each child’s social communication skills, play skills, receptive language skills, emotional regulation skills, executive functioning skills, self-awareness skills, social/pragmatic skills, Theory of Mind skills (understanding others’ thoughts/feelings) conversational skills and much more through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   We accomplish these goals with the use of a fun schedule including:  sensory play times, circle time, structured play times, unstructured play times and much more.  This group will have times where the “large group” is all together and times when we are in “small groups”.  This group will have a ratio of 1 speech pathologist or speech pathologist assistant to 6 kids.  Spaces limited to 10 children. (18 sessions) 

Preschool Group III (ages 4 – 6)                                                                                       Monday and Wednesday 9:00– 11:30 

This group is designed for children with difficulties in their play skills, language skills, sensory/emotional regulation skills, social skills and more.  These children are already familiar with a classroom setting and require minimal no help with these skills. These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool II Group.  This group is focused on increasing language (expressive and receptive), play skills, social communication skills, emotional regulation skills, theory of mind skills, perspective skills, academic skills and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   This group’s schedule may include: gym time, circle time, play times, snack time, music time and more.  This group will also place an emphasis on pre-literacy skills, pre-writing skills, and early math concepts – to help prepare them for Pre-K and Kindergarten.  Within this group The Preschool III Group is designed to help prepare your child for a typical structured pre-K or kindergarten program.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or speech pathologist assistant to 4 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 children.  (18 sessions) 

Preschool Group II (ages 2- 4)                                                                                     Monday and Wednesday 9:00 – 11:00

This group is designed for children with difficulties in their play skills, language skills, sensory/emotional regulation skills, social skills and more.  These children are already familiar with a classroom setting; however, still may need help with the classroom rules (i.e., sitting, walking in a line, etc.).  These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool I Group.  This group is focused on increasing language (expressive and receptive), play skills, social communication skills, emotional regulation skills and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   This group’s schedule may include: gym time, circle time, play times, snack time, music time and more. The Preschool II Group is designed to help prepare your child for a typical structured preschool or pre-k program.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or speech pathologist assistant to 4 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 children.  (18 sessions) 

Friendship Camp 3 (ages 8 – 13)                                                                               Monday and Wednesday 10:00 – 12:30

This group is designed for children who have difficulties in their play skills, language skills, sensory/emotional regulation skills, social skills, motor skills and more.  Overall these children need additional sensory input compared to the other Friendship Camp Groups and additional help with their expressive social communication skills.  The purpose of this program is to ensure that each child is receiving the sensory input they require so that they can work on increasing their language skills (expressive and receptive), play skills (parallel, turn taking, cooperative and more) as well as their social skills.  This group will focus on increasing joint attention skills as well as emerging Theory of Mind skills through friendship activities including: sensory play times, group conversation times, game time and much more.  This group will utilize the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).    A snack will be provided each day within this group.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or 1 speech pathologist assistant to 2 kids.  Spaces limited to 4 children. (18 sessions) 

Social Schoolers (ages 5 – 13)                                                                                              Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 12:00

This group is designed for children who will be attending kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth grade, seventh, and/or eight grade in the Fall of 2018.  There will be three main focuses of this group: 1) To maintain your child’s overall classroom skills; 2) To maintain their overall academic skills.  Each child will participate within daily activities that are 100% tailored to their specific individual needs; 3) To work on their overall social skills with their peers (if applicable).   The children in this group are placed in small groups of 1- 3 kids with their best-fit peers for both social and academic activities (i.e., kindergartners will not be group with sixth graders).  Their academic activities are completed in small groups as well as within a 1:1 setting and are 100% tailored to the needs of your child (i.e.: if your child is working on typing skills – then we will create all of their curriculum around this).  This group will eat lunch during this time.  This classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or 1 speech pathologist assistant to 3 kids.  Spaces limited to 10 children.  (18 sessions)

Pre K (ages 4 – 7)                                                                                                               Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 11:30

This group is designed for children with difficulties in their play skills, language skills, sensory/emotional regulation skills, social skills and more.  These children are already familiar with a classroom setting and require minimal no help with these skills. These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool III Group.   This group will be more conversational when compared to the Preschool III Group within their conversation skills as a whole as well as within their perspective taking skills within conversations.   This group is focused on increasing language (expressive and receptive), play skills, social communication skills, emotional regulation skills, theory of mind skills, perspective skills, academic skills and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   This group’s schedule may include: gym time, circle time, play times, snack time, music time and more. This group will also place an emphasis on pre-literacy skills, pre-writing skills, and early math concepts – to help prepare them for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade.  Within this group The Pre K Group is designed to help prepare your child for a typical structured pre-K or kindergarten program.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or speech pathologist assistant to 4 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 children.  (18 sessions) 

Teen Girl Group (ages 12 – 15)                                                                                           Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 11:30

**Sessions are on June 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28 (6 sessions)**

This group is designed for teens girls focusing on increasing their emotional regulation skills, self awareness skills, self-confidence, language skills, theory of mind skills, conversation skills, and more.  This group will utilizes the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   The details of this group will not be planned until registration is complete so that it is 100% tailored to the girls registered.  This group has a ratio of 1 speech pathologist to 6 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 teen girls (6 sessions)

 

Teen Boy Group (ages 12 – 15)                                                                                            Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 – 11:30

**Sessions are on July 24, 26, 31 and August 2, 7, 9 (6 sessions)**

This group is designed for teen boys focusing on increasing their emotional regulation skills, self awareness skills, self-confidence, language skills, theory of mind skills, conversation skills, and more.  This group will utilizes the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   The details of this group will not be planned until registration is complete so that it is 100% tailored to the girls registered.  This group has a ratio of 1 speech pathologist to 6 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 boys (6 sessions)

 

Friendship Group 1 (ages 5 – 9)                                                                                         Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 3:30

**This group will be broken up into 2 – 3 different groups – we will be doing things together as a “large group” and we will be doing things separately as a “smaller group”**

 This group is designed for children who are already familiar with a classroom setting.  These children use and understand a higher level of language and are conversational.  The focus of this group is to work on each child’s social communication skills, play skills, receptive language skills, emotional regulation skills, executive functioning skills, self-awareness skills, social/pragmatic skills, Theory of Mind skills (understanding others’ thoughts/feelings) conversational skills and much more through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).   We accomplish these goals with the use of a fun schedule including:  sensory play times, circle time, snack time, structured play times, unstructured play times and much more.  This group is designed for children that will be entering pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, second grade or third grade in the Fall of 2018.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or 1 speech pathologist assistant to 4 kids.  Spaces limited to 6 children per “small group” – so there is a total of 18 spots.  (18 sessions)  

 All groups focus on the individualized social communication, emotional regulation, play, sensory and socialization needs for each child and the group as a whole.  The details of the groups are not 100% planned until registration is complete – as everything is 100% tailored to the children enrolled in the group. There is a $50 registration fee for each group (plus the tuition payment).  Participants within Summer 2018 groups will receive a copy of their weekly daily notes.  If your child is not a current client of KidSpeak, LLC, they must participate within a Speech and Language Evaluation (2 hours - $400) or an Intake Interview (45 minutes - $150).  Children who participate within an Intake Interview and wish to stay for Fall 2018 group or individual therapy services, must complete a Speech and Language Evaluation in August 2018.

 

Some children may need to participate within individual therapy in the spring of 2018 prior to starting the summer 2018 group in order to prepare them.  You will know if your child needs to participate within these sessions during your Intake Interview/Evaluation.

 

Registration is due by Friday, May 11, 2018.  Current KidSpeak, LLC early registration ends on Friday, February 16, 20178   There will be a mandatory parent orientation the evening of Thursday, May 31, 2018.  Times for this will be announced once registration is complete.  At least one parent/caregiver must attend.  For more information please contact Amanda Rollins, MS, CCC-SLP at 214-636-0871 or at amanda@kidspeakdallas.com.