Brain Injury/Stroke Groups
S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks has been offering groups for our clients with acquired brain injury for many years. Our practice is made up of a team of Speech-Language Pathologists who have the pleasure of working with a large variety of clients working towards similar goals which can be matched or grouped for therapeutic opportunities. The groups have been so successful for our clients, that we offer participation to clients from outside our agency, such as to those clients working with other Speech-Language Pathologists who may not provide group opportunities. Indeed, even if you do not have a Speech-Language Pathologist, but have one or more communication goals that you are working on, we would love to help through our group programs. We do our best to match individuals with others who will help to foster improvement of communication in the best way possible. We take into account personalities, psychological, emotional, and skills based factors. We offer the opportunity for new clients to participate in a brief complimentary consultation in person or over the phone to determine whether a group is right for you. You may be invited to “check out” one or more of our groups to see whether you feel it will be a good fit for your needs.
Healthy Minds is an opportunity, through direct feedback in both structured and informal tasks, to work on cognitive-communication goals and conversation skills in a group environment with the support of peers facing similar challenges. This group provides support, group problem solving, and facilitates increased insight through discussion of problematic life situations and difficulties experienced.
meets monthly ● appropriate for adolescents, young adults and mature adults
Conversation Connection offers indirect feedback and practice of conversation and social skills in an informal group setting. This group provides the opportunity to address communication goals through shared experience and supportive camaraderie with peers with shared difficulties.
meets bi-weekly ● appropriate for adolescents, young adults and mature adults
THE APHASIA GYM
The Aphasia Gym is a participation-based opportunity for those with communication barriers to create social connections, express thoughts, and understand others. Participants are supported through the use of visual and written supports (Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia ™) to assist with expression and comprehension.
meets weekly ● appropriate for adults of all ages with communication barriers
SOCIAL THINKING ®
Social Thinking ® is a unique group opportunity based on the work of Michelle Garcia-Winner. This group provides an opportunity to increase awareness of challenges with social skills and to learn the skills necessary for change in a comfortable environment surrounded by peers that share the same struggles. This group promotes building of social interactions, building of friendships, and conversation.
6 week program ● groups available for children through adults