Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

April 13, 2016

Speech Therapy Social Skills Groups


Amy Elder MA CCC-SLP, a speech therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, often works with children and teens to improve social skills.  When appropriate, she forms speech and language-based SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS to expand opportunities for practice and friendships. 


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  ‚Ä¢ ‚Ä¢ 704-332-4834 ext. 122 

Currently, the group for 5-6-year-olds has an opening.  They met on Thursdays at 4pm.