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Social Communication Group Programme

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this programme has been suspended. We will update this website page as soon as it is available again.

The Social Communication Group programme provides support for children with ASD or social communication difficulty. It helps children to develop their listening, attention, understanding and speaking skills. It also helps parents and carers to develop their confidence in supporting their child’s communication at home.

Children will have a diagnosis of ASD or social communication difficulty (or are in the process of getting a diagnosis from a paediatrician).

Their communication will have been assessed as being very delayed in the three areas of communication - listening and attention, understanding and speaking. They will have been seen by (or be on a waiting list to be seen by) a speech and language therapist or a paediatrician due to concerns about their development. The programme is open to eligible children who live Merton or attend a mainstream school nursery, private nursery, preschool or childminder in Merton.

Please download the leaflet on this page for full details.

Who to contact

Merton Children's Centres



This programme runs at Steers Mead Children's Centre

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Weekly 90 minute sessions for up to 12 weeks

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0 Per course


Age Ranges
For children from two years and eight months to the end of their reception year at school and their parents.
Referral required
Referral Details

If you think that this programme may be helpful for you, please speak to your child’s speech and language therapist, paediatrician, nursery or preschool provision or another practitioner who is working with you and your child. If your practitioner has any further questions about this programme, they can get in touch with our team by emailing

Practitioners can download an Early Years Services referral form from the children’s centres website page

Last updated: 29/04/2021
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