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Social Skills Programs

Location:

50 E. North St.
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 885-8871 ext. 2300
Dates: 
07/10/2018
10/09/2018
Time: 
Class times depend on session, location, and enrollment.
Price: 
Option 1: Social Communication Program: In Addition To $100 Book And Supply Fee; We participate with most major health insurances. Program is billable to your health insurance as speech-language therapy and may help to offset the out of pocket cost of the program. Program available in Buffalo only. Option 2: Social Skills Group: Program is private pay only and cannot be billed through insurance as this is an educational program and not a therapy program. Cost of the program is $650. Program available in Williamsville only.

Ages

4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers
Contact name: 
Christine Battaglia
Email address: 
Programs are available for students age 5 through high school who have social communication deficits. Classes are fun, multi-sensory and interactive!

Does your child have difficulty...

  • Using eye contact?
  • Listening or engaging with others?
  • Interpreting facial expressions, body language, or other nonverbal social cues?
  • Starting and maintaining a conversation?
  • Taking turns during conversation or play?
  • Compromising or cooperating with others?
  • Coping with transitions or changes in routine?

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center's Social Skills Programs may be able to help!

We believe the following areas are critical for students to develop successful social communication skills:

  • Conversational Skills: Using language to take part in reciprocal and meaningful exchanges (e.g. engagement, topic maintenance, topic initiation, turn-taking, listening, etc.)
  • Self-Regulation Skills: Managing one's own feelings and/or sensory, motor planning, and visual-spatial issues
  • Cooperation Skills: Problem-solving, compromising, and understanding others' perspectives to establish and maintain relationships
  • Generalization Skills: To communicate effectively across social situations and to adjust social behaviors to meet the listener's needs and environmental conditions

In order to improve these skills we have taken a unique approach that combines both structured explicit teaching and student-centered activities, while incorporating gross motor and sensory experiences. Student-centered activities provide natural opportunities for students to apply taught skills in a meaningful way with their peers. During this time therapists recognize "teachable moments" and tailor teaching methods to accommodate each student's unique developmental and individual differences in line with the DIR/Floortime model (Greenspan).

 

2 Options for Summer 2018:

  • Social Communication Program (speech and language therapy program). Offered at Downtown Buffalo office only. We participate with most major health insurances. Program is billable to your health insurance as speech-language therapy and may help to offset the out of pocket cost of the program. $100 book and supply fee due at enrollment to secure space in class. 

  • Social Skills Group (supplemental education program). Offered at Williamsville office only.  Program is private pay only and cannot be billed through insurance, as this is an educational program and not a therapy program. Cost of program is $650. 50% of tuition ($325) is due at enrollment. The remainder of tuition is due 1 week before the start of class.

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