Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

June 12, 2017

Speech-Language Social Skills groups



Kristin Lyman MA CCC-SLP is pleased to offer SPEECH-LANGUAGE SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development. Speech therapists work with kids and teens to improve social skills. When there are shared goals, groups can be formed to expand opportunities for practice and friendships.

Objectives Social skills groups are for children who struggle during interactions with others. Participants focus on practical conversational skills, such as:

  • Greetings
  • Turn-taking
  • Expressing yourself
  • Initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Social awareness
  • Emotions
  • Reading nonverbal language from others
  • Problem solving difficult situations

In the group setting, speech therapists facilitate the interactions to help children understand how to navigate various social situations. Sessions involve a variety of activities including lessons, turn-taking games, social stories, and role-playing for application of skills.  Groups are typically formed by age, but communication skills are considered too:

  • 6 years old and under
  • 7-14 years old
  • 15+ years old

Here’s what some parents say about these groups:

  • ‚Äú<My child> has achieved a refreshing confidence and a fearless daring spirit in his language skills.‚Äù
  • ‚Äú<Our teen> has not only increased his speech abilities substantially, he has made a great friend!‚Äù

Scheduling These groups are ongoing, so new clients may join in at anytime. Typically, up to 4 participants are in a group.   

Cost Families may use available insurance benefits. Regular deductibles and co-pays apply. Prior Authorization, medical necessity approval and evaluations are required, as applicable by funding source. Families may also pay privately. Group services are $54/ session.      


Kristin Lyman, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, 704.541.9080 ext. 213

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