Summer Social Buddies- by Blocks Speech and Language Clinic
Blocks Therapy is excited to announce a 7th year of summer fun! Summer Social Buddies, is an intensive social skill building program, with a shared focus on social communication, narrative development, and executive function skills.
The program has been designed to help children increase their understanding and use of social pragmatic language skills, to develop personal narrative skills (story-retell and sharing experiences), and to develop critical thinking and planning skills. Children will be in groups of up to 6 similar aged peers and spend the morning participating in dynamic, fun-filled activities. This will allow the buddies to apply the skills they have been taught in structured settings, with the support of a speech and language pathologist.
Some of the goals targeted include; reinforcement of general social thinking concepts ( body in the group; whole body listening; stuck and flexible thinking; expected and unexpected behaviors, and more), reciprocity in conversations, problem-solving, planning and development of narratives (to assist the kids in organization and content of their personal narratives).
You will be provided with a summary of the strategies taught and implemented, so that you can reinforce the concepts and tactics at home. As well, at the end of the cycle, you will be provided with a summary of the specific goals targeted, the progress observed, and recommendations.
Group one: June 26-July 7 9:00am to 12:00pm Monday-Friday
Group two: July 10-July 21 9:00am to 12:00pm Monday-Friday
$1200 per 2 week cycle, $2400 for both cycles
Receipts will be provided for insurance and/or income tax purposes
Registration will be accepted by email, mail or in person. To reserve your spot, half the fee amount is due with the completed registration form.
Receipts will be provided at the last session.
Please contact us at 514-974-5258 or
for more information.