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This is a fun, interactive workshop for parents of children with special needs. It covers 25 signs, the manual alphabet, and numbers 1-10. Parents will learn and practice the signs and learn tips for teaching signs to their children. It also covers how sign language can encourage speech and language development, enhance overall communication and reduce frustration for children who are not yet able to effectively communicate using speech.
About the Speaker:
Jill Eversmann is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with over 25 years of experience and a certified Signing Time Academy instructor. She loves working with young children and their families and also teaching sign language to children and adults. Jill received her B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from James Madison University and her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. She is ASHA certified and licensed in SC.
For questions about registration, call Will McCain at (803) 935-5004 or Lydia Durham at (803) 935-5263 or 800-915-4522.
We just wanted to send out a quick reminder that spring social skills groups will be beginning on January 11th!
Groups will be held at the Autism Academy of South Carolina (1505 Blanding St. Columbia SC 29201) on Mondays at either 4:00pm or 4:45pm (depending on age and functioning), and will cost $30 per session for 10 sessions.
Groups are interactive and fun, and the children really seem to enjoy it! Ages for groups range from 4-23 years old and we cover several different topics including emotion recognition and regulation, conversation starters, bullying and problems solving.
We are also excited to announce our new Family Groups that will be held on Thursdays! These groups will encompass lessons on physical activity, nutrition, and mindfulness/yoga and are for the entire family. These sessions will be over period of 9 weeks and will also cost $30 per session per family (GREAT DEAL!).
If you are interested in participating in either/both of these opportunities and have not already signed up, pleaseemail firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible. There has been a lot of interest and spots are filling up fast!
Join us this Wednesday, December 2nd from 10 am – 12 noon at our West Columbia office! This group is for caregivers of individuals with ASD to provide support, education, and encouragement and to share resources to help our children and young adults reach their full potential. Come with your questions and learn more about how we can help you.
Please click here to RSVP so we know to expect you!