Summer 2019

June 3, 2019 – August 9, 2019

**Closed: Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 5, 2019 in celebration of Independence Day** 

 

Monday and Wednesday Groups


Friendship Camp 2 (ages 9 – 14)    **As of April 9 — there are 2-4 spots open **                                                                   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 Rydell) 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.  We will have times where the entire group is all together and times when we are in small groups.  New KidSpeak, LLC clients may have to complete one to four individual sessions before beginning this group.  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 3 Group (ages 4 – 6)        **As of April 9 — there is 1 space open**                                                                                  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 to no help with these skills. These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool 2 Group.  This group is focused on increasing language (expressive and receptive), play skills, social communication skills, emotional regulation skills, Theory of Mind skills, perspective-taking skills, academic skills, and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent, and Rydell) 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 have an emphasis on pre-literacy skills, pre-writing skills, and early math concepts in order to help prepare them for a typically 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)

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Friendship Camp Beginners (ages 4 – 7)                  **As of April 9 - we have  1 open space**                                                    9:00 – 11:30

This group is designed for children with difficulties in play skills, language skills, sensory/emotional regulation skills, social skills, and more.  These children are already familiar with a classroom setting and require minimal to no help with these skills.  These children use and understand a higher level of language than our Preschool Groups but are not yet ready for our Friendship Camp Groups.  The Friendship Camp Beginners Group is focused on increasing language skills (expressive and receptive), play skills, social communication skills, emotional regulation skills, Theory of Mind skills, perspective-taking skills, academic skills, and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent, and Rydell) 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 not be working on specific academic skills like our Pre-K Group (i.e., math time, writing time, etc.); as this group will solely be working on the speech and language skills related to social relationships.  Some friends may want to do this group in conjunction with the Pre-K Group or the Social Schoolers Group to continue their academic skills.  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)        ** As of April 9 — this group is Full**                                                                                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 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 Rydell) 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)

 

 

Tuesday and Thursday Groups

 

Social Schoolers (ages 5 – 15) **As of April 9 — we have 1 - 2 spaces open**                                                                                         9:00 – 12:00

This group is designed for children who will be attending kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, or ninth grade in the fall of 2019.  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.  There will be a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or 1 speech pathologist assistant to 3 kids.  Spaces limited to 10 children.  (18 sessions) $3510

 

Pre-K Group (ages 4 – 7)              ** As of March 29 - this Group is Full**   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 to no help with these skills. These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool 3 Group.  This group will be more conversational when compared to the , 3 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-taking skills, academic skills, and more with both peers and adults through the use of the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent, and Rydell) and elements of Social Thinking® (by Michelle Garcia Winner).  This group’s schedule may include: gym time, circle time, play times, snack time, math time, language time, writing time, music time, and more. This group will also place an emphasis on pre-literacy skills, pre-writing skills, and early math concepts in order to help prepare them for pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade. 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 Boy Group (ages 12 – 16)     **As of March 29— this Group is CLosed**                                                                                      9:00 – 11:30 

**Sessions are on July 23, 25, 30, August 1, 6, and 8 (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 utilize the SCERTS® Model (by Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, Laurent, and Rydell) 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 boys 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) **As of April 15— we have  3 spots open**                                                                                       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 “small groups”**

 

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, & Rydell) 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 is designed for children that will be entering pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, or third grade in the fall of 2019.  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)

Friday Groups

Preschool 2 Group (ages 2- 4)                                                                                            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; however, still may need help with classroom rules (i.e., sitting, walking in a line, etc.).  These children use and understand a higher level of language than the Preschool 1 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, & Rydell) 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 2 Group is designed to help prepare your child for a typically 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.  (9 sessions)

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Fluency Tween & Teen Group (ages 10 -14)       **As of April 1, 2019 this group is Closed**                                                              11:00 – 12:00 

This group is designed for tweens and teens who will focus on learning and applying fluency shaping strategies, stuttering medication strategies, emotional regulation strategies, and more all within fun play activities.  (9 sessions)

 

Harry Potter - Reading and Writing is Fun (ages 8 - 12)                                      1:00 – 3:30

This group is designed for children entering first through seventh grade in fall of 2019.  This group will explore what it means to be a “reader” and a “writer” through the wonderful world of Harry Potter.  Within our reading sections, we will focus on understanding and remembering detail, understanding cause and effect relationships, understanding non-literal language, making predictions, understanding character perspective –taking, and more.  Within our writing sections, we will focus on using correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, sentence structure, and more.  We will also be comparing and contrasting the book to the movie.  We plan to cover movies/books 1 and/or 2 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneand Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets).  All children that participate in this group must have already read or watched the movie/book #1, as this will help us dive into harder activities.  The children in this group are placed in small groups with the best-fit peers for all activities (i.e., third graders will not be paired with seventh graders). Each child’s curriculum will be 100% tailored for their specific needs.  This group has a classroom ratio of 1 speech pathologist or 1 speech pathologist assistant to 6 kids.  Spaces limited to 9 children.  (9 sessions)

 

Fun Friday (ages 4 – 14)                                                                                                      9:00 – 1:00 

This group will be offered to kids that are already signed up for other KidSpeak, LLC summer groups along with their siblings. This is not a therapy group, but rather a group that will be run by teaching assistants (i.e., graduate and undergraduate students) under the supervision of a speech pathologist or a speech pathologist assistant.  Because these sessions will not be therapy based, it will not be billed or coded as therapy. These sessions will consist of structured and unstructured playtime such as: art activities, fun games (board games, social games, etc.), sport activities, music activities, fun toys, and more.  This group will eat lunch during this time.  The children will be paired with their best-matched peer(s) and/or with their sibling(s).  The adult to child ratio will depend on each child’s specific needs.  These sessions will consist of 1 Speech Pathologist or 1 Speech Pathologist Assistant to 10 kids. Spaces limited to 10 kids.  (9 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 $75 registration fee for each group (plus the tuition payment). Participants within summer 2019 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) or an Intake Interview (45 minutes).  Children who participate within an Intake Interview and wish to stay for Fall 2019 group or individual therapy services must complete a Speech and Language Evaluation in August 2019.

 

Some children may need to participate within individual therapy in the spring of 2019 prior to starting the summer 2019 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 10, 2019. Current KidSpeak, LLC early registration ends on Friday, February 8, 2019   There will be a mandatory parent orientation the evening of Thursday, May 30, 2019.  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.