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Our team of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and special educators works with students in Vermont and throughout New England to develop a customized program that serves their unique learning styles and helps them find success.
We work closely with students who have social-emotional learning needs, including:
Our experts also have experience with medical and behavioral diagnoses, including:
We focus on social emotional development, helping children and teens navigate social situations through direct teaching, coaching, and practice to learn the fundamental building blocks of social success.
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Our certified SLPs provide comprehensive evaluations and individualized intervention plans for students experiencing language, speech, and dysphagia (swallowing) challenges, including:
Language needs to include understanding and/or expressing correct:
Children, teens, and adults can benefit and are welcome to participate in our social learning groups at our Williston, Vermont location. Our instructors are trained to coach students with various social challenges, such as autism, Asperger’s, nonverbal learning disability, attention deficit disorder, and mental health issues. Groups are formed by combining similar social learning profiles.
For younger participants, group format might include a 50-minute instructional session followed by a 10-minute group meeting with parents to help carry over new social learning throughout the week. For older participants, groups might explore the community to ensure that learners’ needs are addressed across multiple environments.
Our groups use a cognitive behavioral approach to teach participants to understand the thinking that motivates their words and actions. Differing from traditional social skills practices, when participants learn that thinking motivates their words and actions, the improved social understanding approach creates more generalized use of skills. In addition, students who struggle with social skills and who participate in social emotional learning programs have been shown to achieve higher academic test scores.
Our groups meet once per week for an hour. Most groups meet after school, generally between the hours of 3:00pm and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. However, groups can be scheduled anytime during business hours as long as enrollment is met for that time period. We also offer two summer camps, one for children and one for teens.
Individual instruction in Social Thinking® is also available.
For additional information Camp Compass or our Team Building Summer Institute, please visit our Summer Learning Opportunities page