We are a team of passionate speech therapists who go beyond conventional speech therapy. We don't merely teach kids to understand, talk, read, write, play and have conversations. We go deeper and support kids to attend, engage, think, create, problem solve and learn.
We are a centre dedicated to supporting individuals to become effective ‘social communicators’. Our effectiveness as communicators does not depend merely on the acquisition of speech and language. Many individuals are able to talk but not able to relate. Relating requires one to ‘tune in’ to another. It requires self awareness and awareness of others. Hence social communication includes:
- Attending to other people
- Sustaining engagement
- Thinking about others thinking about you
- Relating (through play and conversation)
- Problem solving and adapting one’s ideas
- Elaborating on shared ideas
- Reflective thinking
Social communication impacts one’s ability to integrate effectively into a classroom or workplace. It also impacts one’s ability to interpret the academic curriculum, organizational skills, self-management and emotional coping.