Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

August 27, 2015

Speech Therapy-Based Social Skills Groups


Amy Elder, a speech therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, often works with children and teens to improve social skills.  When there are shared treatment goals, she forms groups to expand opportunities for practice and friendships. 


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

  • Greetings
  • Social awareness
  • Turn taking
  • Emotions
  • Expressing themselves
  • Non-verbal communications
  • Responding appropriately
  • Problem solving scenarios


These groups are ongoing, so new clients may join in at anytime.  Up to 4 participants are grouped by age range and speech-language abilities.   


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 $50/ session.      


Amy Elder, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist         , 704-332-4834 ext. 122