the use of language, private individual or group situation:
these groups are run by Speech
have a different focus then groups run by
psychologist's or a social worker.
- Adapting language and use for different social context
- Speaker's intention
- Discourse rules (e.g. taking turns talking, topic
maintenance, politeness makers)
- Narratives (e.g. personal, event, fictional)
language pieces, focus on rules (other children know), changing topic,
breaking down a task, work on actual behavior (verbal and non-vebral).
While each of the
following professionals comes recommended by at least three SPED PAC
cannot in any way guarantee the result. It is important to check their
references, review their credentials, and interview them to understand
whether their skills and approach are a good fit for your child.
Social Pragmatics Groups
run by Speech Language
ages 6 - young adults:
72W Rowe Street
Newton, MA 02466
Call Mary Lewis (office
Pamela was recommend
by three of our PAC members and refered to us by Elsa Abele,
Pamela and Elsa were the founders of the Ely Assoiates in
Dr. Ann E. Densmore, Ed.D., CCC SLP/A
Speech Pathologist, Audiologist,
Clinical Child Lindquist
4 Militia Drive, Suite 15
Lexington, MA 02420
She specializes in social skills
through a floor play model
and runs social groups (mostly pairs).
She works younger kids
preschool/elementary yet will
follow their progress through high school.
schools and will make visits and work in the classroom as well as on
She run indoor and outdoor play
Pathologist that consult or do training to schools:
Elias, M.A., CCC-SLP
124 Waltham Street
Watertown, MA 02172-2500
The Sargent Clinic
Boston, MA 02215
Retired from Boston
University, The Sargent Clinic in 2005.
Elsa is now limiting her self to doing
school trainings this year (2006).
List of Social Communication websites