Teen Talk 2.0

Starting February 27, 2020 through April 23, 2020 – Teen Talk 2.0 Social Skills group, Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm. No session 3/26/20 for Spring Break.

Enrollment closes on February 6th.

Teen Talk 2.0 is an 8-week program for 13-18-year olds that covers content adapted with permission from the PEERS Program®. Participants do not need to participate in our Teen Talk group in order to join Teen Talk 2.0. This is a discussion-based group that will require a good level of comprehension skills and the ability to take turns in a group. Each week a different core topic from the PEERS program will be presented and discussed by participants. Topics will include a review of conversation skills and how to trade information as well as: good sportsmanship, handling disagreements, choosing friends, and inviting others to do things. This group has a maximum size of 5 participants. Enroll now as space is limited. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Teen Talk 2.0 Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. The cost is $285. For more information please don't hesitate to call (330) 672-2672. We are happy to talk about your child's needs and the content of the group to determine if this is a good fit and will meet your expectations.

Boundaries Social Skills Group

Starting March 2nd – Boundaries Social Skills, 7-week program. Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.   No session  on March 23rd for Spring Break.

Enrollment closes on February 11th.

This group has a maximum of 5 participants and is for ages 10-15. This program is based on and uses the Circles Curriculum from James Stanfield. Each week participants learn about a different “circle” or “color” and the people that best fit in that circle. Each “circle” has a level of talk, touch, and trust associated with it to help participants understand the types of interactions with people in each color group. Week one introduces the Purple Private Circle. During that first week positive self-talk and safety are introduced, both topics that are reviewed and expanded upon throughout the program. Parents receive a handout each week with a review of the previous week’s content, information on the newest “circle” and encouragement to discuss the content further with their child using examples of people the participant knows. The program culminates in a review of all circles and a pizza party with families during the final week. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Boundaries Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. Even if your child has participated in the past, some of our families find that repeating the group with new facilitators and a new group of children helps their son or daughter learn and practice more of the concepts learned from Boundaries. The cost of this program is $250. For more information please call (330) 672-2672. We are happy to talk about your child's needs and the content of the group to determine if this is a good fit and will meet your expectations.

Early Intervention Group

Starting February 6th through April 23rd. Early Intervention Group, Thursdays 9am-10am.

Enrollment closes January 30th

The Early Intervention group is for children ages birth to 3 and their parents. Parents will receive coaching and instruction on how to support play and communication skills for children who are not talking or interacting as expected for their age. Learn to: Interpret what your child is attempting to communicate, expand on what your child communicates,
use questions in interaction with your child, highlight vocabulary, use daily routines to encourage communication, encourage joint attention, and encourage requests. This group has a maximum size of 5 participants. Enroll now as space is limited. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Early Intervention group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. Sessions will take place at the KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic on Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 am. The next group will begin 2/6/2019 and meet each Thursday until 4/23/2019. There will be no sessions on 3/26/2019 or 4/2/2019.  We are able to bill Medical Mutual and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield but encourage you to check with your insurance company regarding coverage for speech and language therapy. The cost is $37.50 per session. A sliding fee scale is
available. Anyone who has questions or is interested in attending can contact Jennifer Visker at 330-672-2674 or jvisker@kent.edu.

Teen Talk

There is NO Teen Talk scheduled for Spring 2020. Check back for Teen Talk Social Skills group in Summer 2020.

Enrollment deadline to be announced...

Teen Talk is an 8-week program for 13-18-year olds adapted with permission from the PEERS Program®. This is a discussion-based group that will require a good level of comprehension skills and the ability to take turns in a group. Each week a different core topic from the PEERS program will be presented and discussed by participants. Topics include how to “trade information” with others, small talk and starting conversations, maintaining a conversation, entering a conversation when a group of people are talking, exiting conversations, how to use humor, and handling teasing and embarrassing feedback.  This group has a maximum size of 5 participants. Enroll now as space is limited. As with all of our services at the KSU Speech & Hearing Clinic, the Teen Talk Social Skills group is facilitated by graduate clinicians under the supervision of a licensed SLP. The cost is $285. For more information please call (330) 672-2672.