Everyone working hard during group speech therapy in term one of 2021.
Well done students 🥇🥇🥇 By Speech Therapist Nolene
Whether we realize it or not, our speech and social skills are closely linked. The ability to communicate effectively in a social setting is often overlooked but it’s a necessary skill for children to learn. Some children may have no issues playing, sharing, or communicating with classmates and teachers; while other children may have such a difficulty that it inhibits their ability to perform well academically and socially.
Pragmatic language skills are the social language skills we use in everyday communication. Children who are shy, who measure on the Autism spectrum, or have Asperger’s may struggle with the social skills needed in language. Group speech therapy often builds on language skills, such as articulation, in addition to pragmatic language skills.
Group speech therapy sessions provide children with an environment that might mimic their day to day within a social setting such as school or a friend’s house. As the children within the group learn from one another they also begin teaching each other useful social language skills.