Social Skills Language Camp

Social Skills Language Camps

We understand with COVID restrictions we have to do things with SAFETY as our priority. With that in mind we have created themes that allow for social engagement and as well as social distancing. Our PLSS summer day camp is designed with safety and health precautions in place. PLSS day camp is about successfully navigating the social world. We encourage and expand on our campers’ language and problem solving skills using evidence based approaches in the natural settings. PLSS campers learn from each other as well as from their instructors. All of our campers must be screened to ensure that they are placed in the correct group for them to flourish. Each group runs Monday through Thursday, for 4 weeks for 2 hours.  We had to reduce the hours to allow cleaning times between campers.

 

Camp Dates & Times (dates are subject to change)
Session 1: Week of June 21st – Week of July 12th
Session 2: Week of July 13th – Week of August 9th
 
Download the registration, complete and email to ussom@pediatricspeech.com. 

PLSS REGISTRATION Form2021

Take advantage of our huge discount today! Summer Camp weekly costs $500.00. Tuition is all-inclusive and covers meals, field trips, as well as instruction and all course material. The entire camp for 4 weeks is $2000.00. However, if the client pays in full three weeks prior to start of the camp, the cost is $1668, if the client pays in full during the first week of the start of the camp the cost is $1,868.00. If you pay the entire tuition after the first week of the camp, you will be billed $2000.00.

How does it work?

  • Clients are grouped according to similar needs, personalities, age range and skill level.
  • We invite 2-3 neuro-typical peers to these groups to increase more natural opportunities and generalization of the skills.
  • Groups typically consist of 3 – 4 children, with 1 or 2 speech pathologists leading the groups.
  • Parents are welcome to attend field trips, but they cannot participate with kids as we are attempting to foster independence and problem solving
  • We offer each group in two sessions, lessons will change if the same campers enroll in both sessions. However, if we enroll new campers, we will repeat similar lessons from the previous sessions.

Who do we service?

Children Diagnosed with ADHD, Language Disorders, Language Delays, Autism and Any Developmental Disorder that Impacts the Child’s Social relationships.

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Let’s Play with Friends” This year we will focus on connecting our actions with words, sharing our feelings and playing with new friends.

The following skills that are emphasized in this camp:

  • Learning to use language to play with friends and share ideas
  • Learning to share feelings and personal space with others
  • Learning to use more words and phrases to problem solve conflicts with friends
  • Learning to listen to friends emotions and understand others personal feelings
  • Learning to share about things we like
  • Learning to ask our friends questions during conversations

Mighty AdventuresWe will use our mighty powers to be brave, make friends and have conversations. We will take explorative hikes to many new places: Safeway, Park and  the Petting Zoo.

The following skills are emphasized in this camp:

  • Discussing expectations of our friendships by role playing and modeling
  • Defining the different levels of friendships (acquaintances, casual friends, best friends, etc.)
  • Encouraging active and reflective body language and understanding subtle para-verbal messages
  • Learning how to show interest in other people’s conversations, and how to shift topics
  • Communicating effectively (getting points across and using reasoning skills)
  • Community engagement by going on fun adventures like shopping, baking, water day, and other adventures.

“Taking Chances” We will use our thinking skills together to plan events, volleyball, counselors for a day. It’s through challenges that we learn to preserve.

The following skills are emphasized in this camp:

  • Discussing expectations of our friendships by role playing and modeling
  • Defining the different levels of friendships (acquaintances, casual friends, best friends, etc.)
  • Encouraging active and reflective body language and understanding subtle para-verbal messages
  • Learning how to show interest in other people’s conversations, and how to shift topics
  • Communicating effectively (getting points across and using reasoning skills)
  • Community engagement by going on fun adventures like shopping, baking, water day, and other adventures.

A Race with a Twist” Sand Sculptures Competition – We will provide campers with 2  bucket to work and communicate together and  create sand sculptures for the clinic, Scavenge for Words and the final twist, Campers will race money by hosting a zoom cooking show contest.

The following skills are emphasized in this camp:

  • Discussing expectations of our friendships by role playing and modeling
  •  Defining the different levels of friendships (acquaintances, casual friends, best friends, etc.)
  • Showing interest in other people’s conversation and how to shift topics.
  • Communicating effectively (getting points across and using reasoning skills)
  • Social community activities such as bake sales, photography, and other adventures.
  • Practicing para-verbal, non-verbal, and social self monitoring skills.
  • Identifying and reacting to different levels of teasing behaviors
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This camp will not be offered this year

The following skills are emphasized in this camp:

  • Discussing expectations of our friendships by role playing and modeling
  •  Defining the different levels of friendships (acquaintances, casual friends, best friends, etc.)
  • Showing interest in other people’s conversation and how to shift topics.
  • Communicating effectively (getting points across and using reasoning skills)
  • Social community activities such as bake sales, photography, and other adventures.
  • Practicing para-verbal, non-verbal, and social self monitoring skills.
  • Identifying and reacting to different levels of teasing behaviors

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Parent Workshop Building Early Communication Through Play

This workshop targets the bumpy road that all parents experience during their child’s early communication acquisition. By the end of the four session workshop, parents will: 

  • Understand the importance of play in communication 
  • Understand types of play appropriate for children 12 months to 5 years 
  • Understand the stages of play and customize your play kit for your child’s level of play 
  • Understand how to play with your child with communication needs 
  • Understand how to build on language and play off of current skills/social stage