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TalkAbility™ — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:9 x 2.5 hours of workshop (once per week) with Individual Videofeedback Consultations on the remaining 4 weeks (a total of 4 videos)
Available spaces:6-8 (The same families participate in the entire program)
Who is Eligible:

This is a caregiver coaching program, but children attend the videofeedback sessions

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9991 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Online or in-person at 1191 Lansing Ave., Unit 1. Sudbury ON P3A 4C4

Description:

The early years are especially crucial for verbal children on the autism spectrum because they still face special communication challenges. Often, these children find it difficult to:
• Have conversations with others
• Play with children their own age
• Talk about things that interest someone else
• Change a routine without becoming frustrated
If you’ve noticed more than one of these difficulties in your child, the TalkAbility Program can help. Specifically designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years and up with social communication difficulties, the TalkAbility Program teaches parents practical ways to help their child learn people skills.
By “people skills”, we mean the ability to “tune in” to the thoughts and feelings of others by paying attention to non-verbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, eye gaze, and tone of voice. The ability to consider other points of view and to have empathy for others is essential for successful conversations and for making friends. Children with social communication difficulties require extra help to develop these skills.
When you take the TalkAbility Program, you’ll learn:
• How your child carries on conversation and the next steps to take to help him have back-and-forth conversations
• How to encourage your child to pay attention to the social messages people send non-verbally
• How to talk so your child can tune in to what others are thinking ; help them appreciate another person<s feelings and point of view
• How to help your child tell stories and play imaginatively
• How to help your child make friends
Program Components
• Informative and personal classes for small groups of parents
• A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist who leads the program and has received special training from The Hanen Centre
• A pre-program consultation for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist
• Individual video feedback sessions of you interacting with your child, so you can “see” what is helping and what else you can do
• Individual video feedback of your child playing with another child so you can “see” how you help their interaction

Session dates

Fall 2023 – Wednesdays - September 13th 2023 – December 13th 2023 (from 9:30am-12:00pm)

Speech and Language Individual Consultations

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1 hour consultation session
Available spaces:1
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Preschool

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9990 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Online or in-person at 1191 Lansing Ave., Unit 1. Sudbury ON P3A 4C4

Description:

These individual consultations are designed to allow for caregivers the opportunity to discuss 1-2 concerns they have about their child’s speech and language development. Families will meet with a registered Speech-Language Pathologist for a 1:1 consultation, which will last 45-50 minutes and be offered in-person or virtually. During the session, strategies and goals will be shared with the caregivers to ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence required to allow them to help their child become a more effective communicator. Topics discussed would be beneficial for children who are not yet using verbal words to communicate, use a limited number of words, communicate with a communication device (i.e. PECS, Proloquo, SnapCore), struggle to produce speech sounds, communicate using incomplete sentences, or have difficulties with social communication and interaction with peers. No matter what the need is, we can help!
At initial contact with the family, discussion about whether the child should be present for a part of the session will take place, should it allow for better caregiver coaching. At the end of each session, families will be provided with strategies and tips that will be helpful to their unique situation, which can be implemented with the child within their daily routines at home!

Session dates

8 registrations per month (we are available to offer 2 consultations per week at a time that works for ours and the family’s schedule between the hours of 9:00-3:00 Monday to Friday. Session date and time would be determined with the family upon booking.

Socialize to Communicate

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:6 weeks (1 “buffer” week in the event that a family is away on vacation)
Available spaces:1
Who is Eligible:

This program is not intended for children who can have back and forth conversations with others.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Preschool
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9992 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Online or in-person at 1191 Lansing Ave., Unit 1. Sudbury ON P3A 4C4

Description:

As Speech-Language Pathologists, our role is to support the communication development of individuals on the autism spectrum disorder or of those who have social communication difficulties. When working with children, involving parents and caregivers is the key to success. As the therapist applies Hanen’s 4Is to Socialize™ framework, parents and/or caregivers will learn how to use responsive interaction strategies with their child that will foster socialization and ongoing communication development. Sessions will involve both parent/caregiver education and coaching, as well as direct support to the parent/caregiver while interacting with their child who will be present during some sessions.

Session dates

- Tuesday July 4th at 10:00am
- Tuesday July 4th at 11:00am
- Wednesday July 5th at 9:00am
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- Wednesday July 5th at 11:00am
- Wednesday July 5th at 1:00pm

- Thursday July 6th at 10:00am
- Thursday July 6th at 11:00am
- Thursday July 6th at 1:00pm