Groups and workshops

Therapy Spot Groups

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GABA with Friends L1 (social group for children 6-8)

$125per session

Sundays 1.30-2.45pmEach session is for 1 hr and 15 minutes and it is a 12 week program including home practice materials

This small group works on learning to control emotions and interact with other children in a friendly manner by understanding feelings and using sensory strategies to stay calm. The program uses the award winning social thinking program: The Incredible Flexible You and the Zones of Regulation which include – social stories, songs, charts and games to learn.

GABA with Friends L2 (social group for children 8-12)

$125per session

Sundays 1:30 - 2:45pm Each session is for 1 hr and 15 minutes and it is a 12 week program including home practice materials.

Social communication goes beyond talking and words. It involves using nonverbal behaviour (eye gaze, facial expression, gestures and body language) to tell others what you want and how you feel, and to understand what others want and feel. Successful communicators know the unspoken rules of conversation, which include waiting and listening while someone else speaks and then following up with a comment or a question that relates back to what the speaker has just said.

GABA with Friends L3 (social group for children 13 and up)

$125per session

Wednesdays 4.30 - 5.30pm Each session is 1 hour and it is a 12 week program.

This small group works on conversation skills, emotional problem solving and participation in organizing social events. The schedule is 5 weeks of learning the strategies using social stories, role plays, watching videos of role plays and other visual tools. We then go on an outing week 6 and 12 to practice these skills in the public place selected by the group (e.g. cafe, game arcade etc.)

GABA with friends L4 (social group for adult clients with a stroke or TBI)

$125per session

Wednesdays 2 - 3.15pm for 12 weeks 1.25hrs (1 hr, 15 mins) weekly

Therapy Spot Workshops
My Meeting Place - STROKE / TBI Small Group

 
 
 

WHAT:

  • Practice core language skills & socialize - individual goals / program - must be existing client or have assessment before

WHO:

  • Stroke or TBI Clients
  • Clients with 100 or less functional words or phrases- spontaneously

Review of Individualised Goals:

All members have a 12 week, 1 hr review with an SLP and observed by a Volunteer $166.75 every 12 weeks

Client & Volunteer attend group and then are able to takes part in

Communication Partners - FREE of charge

Communication Partners

  • A FREE home service where a volunteer (an SLP or Psychology student) who attends the group and attends the 12 week 1-on-1 review practices the group goals with the client at home 1 time per week or fortnight

Workshops

ESDM Orientation

$100per family

+ $15 for the ESDM book (if not owned already)
This small group works on learning to control emotions and interact with other children in a friendly manner by understanding feelings and using sensory strategies to stay calm. The program uses the award winning social thinking program: The Incredible Flexible You and the Zones of Regulation which include – social stories, songs, charts and games to learn.

As part of the comprehensive services offered to families attending ESDM, all parents are provided with an Introduction Workshop delivered by at least 2 of our senior therapy staff (SLP, OT, Psych).

These workshops are an important part of helping families to support their child through the program and also ensure the parents and therapists are "on the same page". They are a mandatory part of the service at our clinic.

We offer these workshops every 3 months or sooner when we have at least 2 new families in the program.
This workshop will cover ESDM Strategies, STAR program & Google Drive, Information about PROMPT, More Than Words

Behaviour

$100per family

call 416 546 3044 to register
Behavior plans for day-to-day challenging behaviors. Includes: dealing with tantrums in the moment, preventing meltdowns, developing Independence, getting dressed, cleaning up, going to bed, having a plan for my child's milestones, planning for school placement & selecting a parenting approach.

Presented By: Simone Friedman & Ophelia Reid

Pecs, PROMPT and and basic sign (ASL)

$100per family

PECS, PROMPT and ASL - The Basics for Early Communication
Includes:
Short Powerpoint Presentation and Handout of Slides
Practice of Techniques: PECS (picture exchange), PROMPT, ASL (basic sign language to support understanding)

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