Washtenaw County, MI Therapy Groups
Last Update- December 2018
Groups for Adults
Aphasia Communication: Aphasia and related speech-language disorders can be incredibly isolating. UMAC is a low-cost, high-quality group speech therapy program for individuals with aphasia (a speech-language disorder that is acquired following stroke, illness or injury to the brain). The group setting is designed to help those with aphasia make community connections while practicing communication in a supportive environment with an emphasis on functional communication for those of all abilities. Interacting with peers who understand the frustrations of aphasia can help build confidence and renew hope. Lead by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists.
Mom's Group: A psychoeducational
support group for mothers whose children have experienced maltreatment or
Session topics could include addressing parenting concerns, transitioning
through divorce, fostering healthy attachment, dealing with custody matters
and the courts, enhancing coping skills and encouraging self-care,
understanding the legal system. Each group is tailored to meet the
individual needs of participants. The group meets weekly and sessions are
ongoing. Contact the FAC for dates, times or other information.
Parenting Through Separation and Divorce: As they face the challenges of separation and divorce, parents are rightly concerned about the well-being of their children. Our free workshops deliver practical advice in a collaborative, caring environment. We help parents understand their children's needs during the time of separation and divorce and offer specific suggestions for creating the most beneficial post-divorce parenting relationships. This workshop is an approved alternative to the SMILE Program presented by the Friend of the Court. Childcare is
typically available for those who attend. Our program is free, but registration is required.
Social Anxiety: People with social and/or performance
anxiety often feel anxious speaking up in class or meetings, going to
parties, meeting new people, talking on the phone, talking with authority
figures or interacting in any social situation. Our group helps
participants learn to identify and shift unhealthy thinking patterns that
perpetuate their anxiety, and help guide and support them in gradually
facing fears. Participants engage at their own pace, and no one is put “on the spot”. Our groups are supportive, educational, and aimed at building coping skills.
ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshop: Share ideas and get resources on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Learning Disabilities (LD). This free workshop explores the emotional impact of learning problems as well as community supports for parents and children. Participants can expect to receive new tools and practical information and to engage in discussions. Attendance at all sessions is strongly recommended.
Preschool and Communication Therapy:
CorePACT is an intensive language development
program for children ages 18-36 months, based on our popular and highly
effective PACT program. Core PACT addresses the communication needs of
children who are struggling to learn language.
The program focuses on structured play and song-based learning in a group
setting. It is held in a classroom-like environment to create a natural
play context. An assessment is required.
Social Skills Group: All meetings include instruction, practice such as role-playing, and feedback for children and caregivers. Social skills groups are designed to help children learn skills that are important in establishing friendships and maintaining positive social interactions while having fun in a group setting.