Building Blocks Summer Camp

Back by popular demand, the Texas Social Communication is thrilled to again partner with Highland Park Presbyterian Church, the Highland Park Presbyterian Day School, and community partners to bring you the Building Blocks summer camp!

Building Blocks is a small group program designed for 2- to 5-year old children with difficulties in language, sensory/emotional regulation, and/or social communication development.  Our daily schedule includes typical preschool activities such as circle time, center time, snack, art/sensory play, table time (structured activities), and outdoor play on the playground.

Skills developed during activities include developmentally appropriate speech and language targets, participation in group activities, and the building blocks to emerging social conversation.  Intervention techniques utilized are consistent with naturalistic behavioral theory, developmental theory, the SCERTS model (Prizant, Wetherby, Rubin, & Laurent), the Early CLASS (Facilitating Early Social Communication; Rollins) developmental theory and techniques, and elements of Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner) as appropriate to the individual children in the group.

Children will be grouped by age and developmental level into classrooms led by specialists in the population.   Classes will be taught by a speech language pathologist, behavioral specialist, or play therapist, with additional staffing provided by college and graduate students with a special interest in early childhood developmental difficulties.


“Right fit” children for this group may have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Challenges in social communication skills, including conversation
  • Challenges in play skills
  • Challenges in classroom skills
  • Delayed speech/language development
  • Sensory processing difficulties

Highly verbal 4- to 5-year old children who are looking to gain the necessary social skills to be successful in kindergarten will be placed in our Bridge Builders classroom nestled under the larger “Building Blocks Camp” umbrella.


Session I:  July 18, 19, 20; July 25, 26, 27

Session II: August 1, 2, 3; August 8, 9, 10

Camp days are 9:30 am to 12 pm.  You are welcome to enroll for one or both sessions.


Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205.


$450 per two-week session


For more information and to register, contact us at, or (214)457-0588.  

You can also download our registration packet here!:  Building Blocks Summer Camp registration packet