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
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Practitioners can download an Early Years Services referral form from the children’s centres website page