WHEN: clients are enrolled a group once they have been evaluated and group members are determined to be a good fit for one another. A group will be held once three individuals with simliar needs and abilities express interest in improving their social competencies.
WHO: Adults with developmental disabilities age 18-30 with a skilled SLP, Rebecca Wynne.
All abilities welcome to apply including those who have AAC devices, are fully verbal, or who have communication skills that require refinement and/or development. Max 4 participants per group (minimum 3 required). Cost varies depending on number of participants.
WHERE: Bothell Country Village
WHAT: Skilled speech therapy to develop social skills required for work, school and life; includes conversational skills such as topic maintenance, introduction and shifts, how to make friends, appropriate behaviors based on context, dating and relationships, 'hanging out', spatial awareness of others and a whole host of other issues that commonly affect this special group of people.
Free parent group facilitated by Nithya Siva, SLP 3x for each group during this session in the same location as the group.
HOW: Contact Nithya Siva at 425-931-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Wynne is a speech-language pathologist working in the Pacific Northwest since 2006. She has been ASHA-certified since 2006 and is WA state licensed. For the first 6 years of her career she worked for a non-profit that provides services for individuals with complex communication needs of all ages. Rebecca currently works for the Everett School District with both high School and post-secondary aged students. She has lectured locally on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) both implementation and funding. She periodically does webinars for Central WA University’s Special Education Technology Center on the topic of AAC and assistive technology (AT). For the last 5 years Rebecca has had an increasing interest in social communication and how it affects interpersonal relationships for those with disabilities. She has co-taught social communication classes and has attended many continuing education courses on sexual education.