The Language Lounge meets Confident Kidz to bring you more exciting groups and classes! 

               Mommy & Me Groups

 

 Come join Mrs.Danielle at The Language Lounge/Confident Kids location for Mommy and Me Classes.

 

 

Classes offered:

Explore with Me: Ages 10-18 months

12:30am-2:00pm

This unique group will be led by a certified teacher and will use a language and multi-sensory based approach to learning while promoting play and socialization. Vocabulary, play, music, social skills, and pre-literacy will be incorporated. In addition, some sessions will include sensory experiences as well as arts and crafts when appropriate to further encourage playing, learning and exploring. Help foster your child’s confidence, communication, and play skills through exploration and socialization.

 

Learn, Laugh, and Grow with Me: 18-30 months

11:00am-12:30pm

A language and curriculum based approach to learning while promoting play and socialization. Vocabulary, play, social skills, music, turn-taking and literacy development will be incorporated. In addition, some sessions will include sensory experiences, arts and crafts, and curriculum based lessons (e.g. early math and pre-literacy skills) when appropriate to further encourage playing, laughing, and growing. Help foster your child’s growth through communication, play, socialization and learning. 

 

            Speech & Language Groups             

Read with Me

Kindergarten- 2nd grade

1hr/session for 6 weeks

Not offered this summer 

 

Our literacy enhancement groups promote literacy skills using a thematic approach to learning with high-interest reading selections. Children will collaborate in small groups to develop reading, writing, listening, speaking, and higher-order thinking skills. Lessons will focus on developing phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics and word decoding, vocabulary building, story elements including setting, characters and events exploration, oral narrative and writing skills, improving the ability to understand and gain meaning from what is read, as well as predicting and sequencing abilities.

 

Play, Laugh, & Learn: Language & Play Enhancement Groups

Ages 18 months-30 months

Monday mornings 9:30am-10:30am

 

Ages 6-9 years

Thursday afternoons 3:30pm-4:30pm

Speech & Science 

 

 Our Language and Play Enhancement groups are targeted for early learners. The groups are held in 6-week intervals with up to six children of similar age. This unique group will be led by a licensed and certified speech language pathologist who will facilitate a language based approach to learning while promoting play and socialization. A different age-appropriate theme will be presented each session. Vocabulary, language, play and social skills, as well as literacy will be incorporated. In addition, some sessions will include sensory experiences as well as arts and crafts when appropriate to further encourage playing, laughing, and learning! This class is to foster independence and promote detachment from caregiver. Parents are encouraged to carry over activities in the home and ALWAYS play an active role in their child's learning success.

 

Speech and Science Group 6-9 years

Focus is on language and social development while incorporating age appropriate science lessons. Experiments will be completed each week. Group will encourage critical thinking, reciprocal conversation, team-work, asking questions giving directions to peers, following directions, asking for help and responding to questions.   

 

Talking with Youth

Teen and Pre-teen Social Skills Group

1hr/session for 6-weeks

Wed. Evenings 5pm-6pm

 

A communication group for pre-teens and teens who have difficulty communicating with peers due to social language challenges. This group will focus on the rules of conversation including: how to use language for different purposes, appropriately greeting, requesting, informing, and conversational repair according to the listener, situation, and/ or environment. Other topics to be addressed will include initiating and maintaining a conversation, using appropriate eye contact, body language, and expressing opinions and

emotions in social settings.

 

         

Play Laugh & Eat

Feeding Skills & Mealtime Management Group

1hr/session for 6-weeks

NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

(individual feeding sessions are offered year round)

 

This group is designed to address the sensory, motor, and behavioral challenges associated with feeding. Depending on the needs of your child, a step-by-step approach will be utilized to facilitate age appropriate feeding skills. Feeding groups will be comprised of six or less children and led by a licensed and certified feeding therapist. For children with sensory challenges, they will be encouraged to explore, smell, touch, taste, and chew a variety of textures and foods. For children with motor challenges, therapy will focus on improving the ability to bite, chew, and prepare food for swallowing. Behavioral challenges such as food refusal and limited food repertoire will be targeted using food chaining and other evidence based techniques.

Fun with Food

A Cooking Class for Kids with Special Needs

1hr/session for 6 weeks

NOT OFFERED AT THIS TIME

 

This group will explore a variety of different foods & themes incorporating the language and sensory aspects associated with cooking. With adult guidance, children will be encouraged to discuss, touch, and experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of food. To foster independence and success in the kitchen, all recipes will be broken down into clear and concise steps, tailored to the individual learning styles of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disabilities. All food and materials will be supplied.