LINKS to Language
LINKS to Language is a structured and sequenced language learning program that teaches children the prerequisites needed for learning receptive(what the child understands out of practiced routines of the home and school) and expressive (connecting words together to form thoughts) language skills. LINKS to language teaches preverbal skills such as increased focus, attention, sustained eye contact and auditory memory. The program builds by teaching simple to complex language forms in a systematic and logical way in which children learn on a developmental “typical” continuum which makes language learning much easier. The program also uses correction based practice, so the child never exercises error when learning. This is excellent for a child's confidence and self-esteem.
Small groups/social groups are designed for children who need to learn how to socialize and play using their verbal skills in a small setting with peers who are matched according to developmental, social, language and play levels. These groups are often precursors to moving onward to a larger environment like a classroom or free play environment.
“Mock” classrooms are designed to help children to be successful in the real classroom setting. By creating a replica of the real classroom environment, children learn how to use their learned social skills in a natural environment. The classroom is set up to provide practice with transitioning, following verbal directions, using social language working independently and completing tasks independently.