Happy Thursday everyone! We would love to hear from you on what kind of information you would like to have. Send us an e-mail with your thoughts at email@example.com, leave a comment here on our website, or on our Facebook page.
Would you like to know more about Orton-Gillingham tutoring or speech language therapy or evaluations? Would information about paperwork or communicating with your child’s school be helpful? Maybe advocacy tips for navigating a meeting at your child’s school? Tips for teaching social skills to your children? Resources in a specific area? Specific special education laws and resources?
We have a lot of information between the two of us and would love to hear from you on what would be most helpful!
Christina and Wendy
Our next meeting for our middle school group is on Friday, September 8th at 6:30. Details about our middle school group can be found here Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester We are integrating some fun ways to practice social skills within our group. Please follow our website and “like” us on Facebook for updates on what we are adding. There are some exciting things coming!
For September 8th, we will be having a licensed social worker who utilizes drama therapy in her work come play with our middle schoolers. So what is Drama Therapy? North American Drama Therapy Association describes it as the intentional use of drama and/or theatre processes to achieve therapeutic goals. Our goals for our middle schoolers are to strengthen their social learning skills. The focus of this interactive session will be on conversations with peers and how to integrate that into their school environment. This technique includes improvisation, theater games, storytelling, and enactment. This organic and fluid experience will be a ton of fun for us all!
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’ll be coming!
Christina and Wendy
A new school year already! This can bring feelings of excitement as well as anxiety. One thing you can to do prepare for the new school year is to begin communicating with your child’s teacher. Who else knows him or her like you do? Communication is a critical piece in your partnership with your child’s school. We recommend writing an e-mail or a letter to your child’s new teacher telling them all about your child. We previously wrote a post about this but feel it’s important to share again. You can find the past post here Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher which also includes a link for a template on how to write a letter and communicate.
As the year progresses, keep that communication line open. Here is a link to the Wrightslaw website on how to write an effective letter to your child’s school pertaining to any EC needs or concerns http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/letters.draft.htm
If you would like help on how to begin or tools for communicating with your child’s school, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
Cheers to the start of a fantastic year!
Christina and Wendy
Wendy Britt is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who currently sees patients from pediatrics through adults with a variety of Speech and Language Impairments. Therapy can take place in your home or in our office at 1905 JN Pease Place, Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28262.
Areas of Speech & Language Services:
• Articulation: accurate production of speech sounds
• Language: word meanings and relationships, sentence structure and grammatical markings
and social skills during communication
• Phonological Awareness: awareness of sounds and ways to manipulate them
• Auditory Processing: The mental processing of language and auditory stimuli
• Stuttering: Smooth, Fluid Speech
• Augmentative Communication: alternative forms of communication for those who cannot
• Voice Disorders: techniques to treat strained, breathy, hoarse, soft, loud, or nasal voices
Medicaid or private pay
Call us to set up an initial appointment or have your physician fax a doctor’s order to 980-225-0229.
Telephone: Wendy Britt 704-995-6896
Typically, we learn social skills in an intuitive way around 3 to 4 years old. When these skills are not learned naturally, it’s important to teach them cognitively in a nonjudgmental way. What does “listen” actually mean? What are the expectations of “listen”? We are excited to help your child learn new skills and tools that he/she can use at home and at school. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! E-mail us with any questions. We love connecting with you! firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find useful information under our Upcoming Events tab on our home page.
Registration for School Age Social Skills Classes August 20th-October 1st
Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester
Differences Between Social Skills Group and Middle School Group
Who Benefits From Social Skills Classes?
Wendy and Christina