Social Language Groups assist children who are experiencing difficulties with socialising and would benefit from additional behavioural support in the areas of social skills and language. Children are grouped by age as well as their ability to relate to others’ perspectives. The groups learn and practice social communication skills together and enhance their language in a comfortable environment.

The actual skills targeted during sessions will be based specifically on the needs of the children and divided into the following: 

  • Little Speechie (children between the ages 2 and 3): turn taking, waiting, joint attention, pretend play, making requests
  • Social Speechie (children between the ages 3 and 4): turn taking, sharing, joint attention, pretend play, making requests, making comments
  • Advanced Speechie (children between the ages 6 and 8): initiating interactions, asking and answering questions, topic maintenance, playing games with rules, role play
  • Super Speechie (children aged 8+): initiating interactions, asking and answering questions, topic maintenance, playing games with rules, role play and perspective taking 

The social communication groups are led by Ms Martina Zarb and Ms Michelle Mifsud, Speech and Language Pathologists. 

If you have any questions, or would like to book a consultation with one of our SLG leaders, please send an email to taascmalta@gmail.com. Alternatively, kindly complete the following referral form to express your interest in the groups: https://goo.gl/forms/5zUu1LWI8gniz5Cu2