Therapy Groups

Conversation Club

Conversation Club offers 10 weekly, theme-based project-oriented activities that focus on social and communication skills for individuals with developmental disabilities Participants will have individualized goals in the areas of conversation, nonverbal communication, and social interaction. In each session, participants complete motivating and interactive planning projects with peer mentors (UT undergraduate students) under the instruction of graduate student clinicians. Sample activities include: making a Harlem Shake video, critiquing art at the Blanton Museum, and cooking.

Dates: September 12 - November 15, 2018
Times: Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm or Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $300
Materials Fee: $25
Number of Participants: max. 10 per group

To register or for more information
Email: jfranco@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-2017

PROJECT SKILLS: Parent Training Course for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

PROJECT SKILLS is an 8-week program serving the families of children who have a recent diagnosis of ASD. Training introduces parent intervention specific vocabulary such as joint attention, communicative temptations for language development, expansion of child utterances, modeling appropriate language, and symbolic pretend play. Training includes two 3-hour group sessions (week 1 & 8) – and – Six 1-hour individual sessions
*ZOOM video-conferencing is available for families who cannot travel to UTSHC

Dates: Session 1: September 4 - October 25, 2018 OR Session 2: October 22 - December 14, 2018
Times: TBD with individual families (ZOOM video-conferencing is available)
Cost: No cost for eligible Texas residents; $600 for eligible non-Texas residents
Number of participants: 30-40 per session

For more information
Email: utprojectskills@gmail.com
Phone: 512-471-2014

Preschool Speech and Language Group

Preschool language group serves children between 1.5 and 5 years with speech and language delays. Student clinicians provide group communication intervention based on the child’s individualized goals. Children are grouped with others of similar age and target skills. All skills will be taught during fun theme-based activities that naturally promote communication and interaction. All attendees will receive an individualized treatment plan and a progress report with child goals, progress, and future recommendations.

Dates: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost: $660
Materials Fee: $25
Number of participants: 6-8

To register or for more information
Email: msrajan@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-2014

Accent Modification Group

Accents are natural part of spoken language and are not a speech and language disorder. However, many individuals may want to increase their intelligibility in English to be understood more easily by listeners. The accent modification group is a 13-week session designed for non-native English speakers who would like to change their production of speech sounds. All attendees will receive an individualized work plan and a progress report with goals, progress, and future recommendations.

Dates: Coming Spring 2019
For more information, please send an email to msrajan@austin.utexas.edu