Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders

Communication Group Programs

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From tots learning their first words to adults needing to relearn the basic elements of speech, the Center for Communication Disorders at Adelphi University offers age-appropriate programs and communication support groups to improve speech and facilitate language development.

Licensed speech-language pathologists lead specialized programs that include educating the parents and family on ways to encourage communication and extend the program's benefits beyond the therapy room.

A parent and child language stimulation group for 18- to 24-month-old toddlers.

Use of “baby signs” has been shown to speed up the development of language. This group uses stories, songs, and play to help children communicate who may be slow in developing language.

This group meets in the morning, once a week for 60 minutes.

A language-enriched "grown-up and me" style play group for two year olds with delays in expressive language development, this group uses story time, play and rhythm and movement to help children expand their vocabularies and begin to combine words into sentences. Parents remain with their children and work in partnership with the clinicians.

TOTalk meets once a week for 90 minutes.

Center for Communication Disorders
This "me alone" style play group for 2½- to 3-year-old children with delays in expressive language development helps children expand their vocabularies and speak more intelligibly. Parents observe their children through video monitors as they participate in age-appropriate activities that encourage them to form more complete sentences.

KIDTalk meets once a week for 90 minutes.

Designed for pre-K and kindergarten-age children with a history of speech or language delay, this program targets three prerequisites for reading readiness: phonological awareness, print awareness, and story comprehension. This program is also for children from homes in which English is a second language.

PRE-Read meets on Saturday mornings for 90 minutes.

Social Communication Groups
These communication support groups are for children and teens who have difficulty communicating with peers because of social language deficits (e.g., Asperger’s Syndrome).

Sessions focus on how to initiate and conduct conversations, including greeting and maintaining eye contact with conversational partners. Participants learn how to appropriately express their opinions and emotions in social settings.

The group meets on Saturday mornings for 90 minutes.

Accent Modification Group
Non-native adult speakers of English can improve their verbal skills through direct instruction in English pronunciation and intonation. Practice exercises in spoken English help participants modify their foreign accents and gain confidence in speaking English.

The group meets once a week for one hour.

Aphasia Group
Designed for individuals who have suffered language impairment caused by a stroke, this social language facilitation group focuses on improving speech and communication.

This group meets once a week for 60 minutes.

For additional information, please contact:

Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

p - 516.877.4850
f - 516.877.4865

This page was last modified on January 7, 2011.
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