social skills & language groups • pediatric therapeutic intensives
Beth Osten & Associates offers social groups and social language groups. The focus of these groups is to help children develop and integrate social skills with adults and peers.
We organize children into groups of 2-4 to meet and work on individual and group skills in a fun, interactive environment. These groups are led by a combination of 1-2 experienced therapists in the domains of speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or social work.
The group’s activities are designed to develop the individual and group skill sets. Skills could include:
• Pragmatic (social) language skills: conversational inviting, refusing, requesting, topic maintenance, repair, negotiation, conversational turn-taking, understanding social expectations, and social predicting
• Social flexibility
During group activities, children learn to apply social skills appropriately and recognize how to build strong peer relationships. They also learn how to experience enjoyment of social interactions with their peers.
In addition to weekly social and social language groups, Beth Osten & Associates also offers a variety of other group options.
Penguin Groups are an intensive, twice weekly therapeutic preschool program that is offered throughout the year.
Other Peer and Social Groups include fine motor groups, bike riding groups, motor groups, cooking groups and SOS feeding groups.
Interested in speaking with one of our Social Skills & Language therapists?
Please call 847.663.1020 ext. 154
Other services, methods, and programs we often use in conjunction with Social Skills & Language groups.