Social Communication Group

This dynamic neuroaffirming group is developed and led by a Speech-Language Pathologist. It gives grades 5-10 students the opportunity to develop and practice social skills, emotional and personal development and build friendships.


This group is for students developing and practicing social communication skills and emotional regulation. There are two cohorts, the first for grades 5-7 students and the second for grades 8-10.


Social Communication Group (SCG) take place at our East Vancouver Centre.


SCG meets every second Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:20pm. See below for the dates for each cohort.

Program Details

Many neurodivergent students spend a lot of energy at school and in extracurricular activities trying to behave like their neurotypical peers. They don’t always have opportunities to experience social groups where it is safe to be themselves. This neuroaffirming group promotes social, emotional and personal development and helps students develop communication. In this group, difference is respected, and students have fun practicing their emotional regulation, social skills and making friends.

In Social Communication Group (SCG), your child participates in enjoyable social activities and structured programming to help them develop the following skills:

  • Inferencing (understanding what is being said or implied)
  • Initiating and sustaining conversations with peers
  • Resolving peer conflicts and repairing relationships
  • Initiating and sustaining friendships
  • Understanding and responding to jokes, teasing and sarcasm

Experienced staff guide youth as they develop and practice their skills in a group of no more than 10 students.

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SCG has two cohorts meeting every other week on alternating Tuesdays from September to December at our East Vancouver Learning Centre.

  1. Grades 5-7 meet every other week on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:20pm on September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21 and December 5.
  2. Grades 8-10 meet every other week on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:20pm on September 19, October 3, 17, 31 November 14, 28 and December 12.

The goal is to offer Winter (January – March) and Spring (April – June) cohorts.

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