What does Speech Therapy focus on at ATP?
Non-verbal communication skills include: appropriate eye contact, social proximity, interpreting body language and facial expressions, and reading social cues.
Social verbal communication skills include: using appropriate greetings and closings, initiating and maintaining conversation while staying on topic, making requests, making social inferences, perspective taking (inferring others thoughts and feelings), problem solving, and understanding non-literal language (indirect requests, idioms, sarcasm etc).
Teaching social skills in various environments such as how to ask for help in a store, how to order in a restaurant, how to have an appropriate conversation with various listeners and how to have a successful interview are some of the many examples of social skills that our students learn.
Who receives speech therapy?
social group activities
How is speech therapy provided?
Individual, Small group Community Outings
In the classroom Work environments