Entries by Karen Head

Bertie and the Big Squeak

eBook: Bertie and the Big Squeak Author: Helen J Aitken Age: preschool, early elementary Description: Meet Bertie, the guinea pig, and join him as he helps his new friend, Jenny, find her squeak. Goals/Objectives: • Early narrative skills, • Problem-solving • Friendship concepts • Interpreting body language • Sequencing Why I like this book: This […]

Social Skills Matchmaker?

It’s that time of year… the temperature is beginning to fall, school supplies are purchased, kids are settling back into the school routine and the first week of the Fall session of our Social Adventures Group Program has come to a satisfying end.  As the Group Coordinator at Children’s Therapy Associates, I always look forward […]

Toca Hair Salon Goes Social

by Karen S Head, MS, CCC-SLP So last week in group with three 4 year-olds who are very ego-centric, we started off working on “bumping words” and ended up working on perspective-taking. Ah… perspective-taking…such a critical social skill and yet SO difficult to teach, especially to our youngest Social Adventurers. But as I was saying, […]

Angry Birds Goes Social

by Karen Head, MS, CCC-SLP So yesterday, we had one of those social group meetings where one of the new 6-year old boys simply could not be coaxed away from his mom and into the group. Enter…iPad. That brought out a smile, but no movement toward the other kids. When asked what apps he liked […]