SCC Summer Camps

The Social Communication Connection is thrilled to announce our summer camp line up for 2019! At our new location in East Dallas, we will be able to offer a wider variety of programs than ever before.

Each camp class will be led by 1-2 speech-language pathologists; and may also be supported by a speech-language pathologist-assistants or graduate students in speech-language pathology from the UTD-Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Class size will be limited to 5-6 children, depending on age level.

Our treatment philosophy is use of current, evidence-based practices to provide individualized service to the children enrolled in each group, taking into consideration his/her developmental level, language abilities, and treatment priorities. We pride ourselves on service in a fun environment that prioritizes making each camper feel comfortable, respected, and loved.

Please see below for summary information about each program.

Wee Builders is a classroom-based toddler program focusing on developing speech-language, social communication, and play skills with peers. Good fit campers are 2-3 year olds with emerging verbal communication. Skills developed will include classroom skills, joint play skills, and use of language to express wants and needs and to share experiences. Offered Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 9-11:30 am.

Building Blocks is designed for 3- to 5-year old children with difficulties in language, sensory/emotional regulation, and/or social communication development.  Skills developed during activities include developmentally appropriate speech and language targets, participation in group activities, and the building blocks to emerging social conversation.  Offered Monday-Thursday from 9-11:30 am. Optional Lunch Bunch available from 11:30 am-1 pm.

Building Blocks II is designed for 3- to 5-year old children with challenges in social communication skills and play skills with peers, and may have mild-to-moderate language delays. Building Blocks 2 camps will facilitate key language concepts while emphasizing development of social conversation and play skills with peers. We will also target beginning social cognitive concepts, including elements of Social ThinkingTM. Offered Monday-Thursday 1-3:00 pm. Optional Lunch Bunch available from 11:30 am-1 pm.

Bridge Builders I is social skills program for children 3-4 years of age who have challenges in social communication, emotional regulation, social conversation, and play skills. Camps will focus on improving social communication and play skills with peers, and will include instruction in social cognitive skills such as understanding thoughts & feelings, emotional regulation skills, social conversation, making friends, & coordinated joint play. Curriculum will also include elements of Social ThinkingTM. Offered Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs from 1-2:30 pm. Optional Lunch Bunch available from 11:30 am-1 pm.

Bridge Builders 2 is social skills program for children of Kindergarten age who have challenges in social communication, emotional regulation, social conversation, and play skills with peers. Campers will receive instruction in social cognitive skills such as understanding thoughts & feelings, emotional regulation skills, social conversation, making friends, & coordinated joint play. Curriculum will also include elements of Social ThinkingTM. Offered Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs from 1-2:30 pm. Optional Lunch Bunch available from 11:30 am-1 pm.

Social Scouts is social skills program for children entering 1st and 2nd grade who have challenges in social communication, emotional regulation, social conversation, and play skills. Camps will focus on improving social communication and “hangout skills” with peers. Our Social Scouts will earn badges when they’ve mastered a concept! Curriculum will include elements of Social ThinkingTM. Offered Tues/Thurs from 3-4:30 pm.

Milo Social Club is a social skills group featuring Milo the Robot, and is designed for 6-8 year olds with moderate to severe language delays.  SCC director and co-author of Milo’s Robots4Autism curriculum, Michelle McFarlin, MS, CCC/SLP and speech-language pathologists from the SCC team will be designing a unique curriculum specific to the members of the group. Incorporating elements of the Robots4Autism program as well as elements of Social ThinkingTM (Michelle Garcia Winner), we will address such targets as: Recognizing and Managing our Own Feelings & Responses; Recognizing Emotions in Others; Play date/Hang Out Skills and the Rules of Friendship; and Elements of Social Conversation.  Offered Monday/Wednesday from 3-4:30 pm.

 

Please contact us at contact@scc-slp.com, for more information.