Digital Discussions Winter Session | A Virtual Group for Neurodiverse Teens & Adults
Staying connected in our digital world offers both challenges and opportunities. Together, we will navigate modern communication in a fun, virtual setting with friends, led by speech-language pathologists Samantha Novick, M.S. CCC-SLP & Cindy Pearlman, M.S. CCC-SLP. The group includes whole group instruction as well as individualized instruction and support. Visuals, adapted language, and a carefully catered approach to teaching these important communication methods through technology are utilized to best serve different learning styles. Neurodiverse teens and adults including participants with ADHD, anxiety, autism, apraxia, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disorders and other learning differences are welcome.

Topics include:

Texting
Emailing
Social Media
Internet Privacy & Safety
Schedule Changes
Perspective Taking
Thoughtful & Appropriate Messages
Video Calls 
Virtual Platforms
Group Chats
Cellphone Calls

Dates:
Tuesdays, December 1st - December 29th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost for Session: $35/gathering | 5 week session

**After you register, you will receive a follow up call from our team to complete the onboarding process.**
Email address *
If there is another email address for the participant or parent that you would like to be included on our weekly emails, please share that here.
Who is completing this form? *
What is the first name of the participant? *
What is the last name of the participant? *
What is the first and last name of the parent or guardian? *
What is the participant's phone number?
What is the parent or guardian's phone number? *
What is the participant's disability diagnosis? *
Has the participant attended Digital Discussions before? *
How does the participant best communicate? *
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Share anything else about how the participant best communicates. *
Share anything that would be helpful to know about the participant's social / pragmatic language abilities. *
Describe how the participant reads. *
Share anything else we should know about the participant's reading abilities. *
Does the participant currently use technology to stay connected with friends and family? *
Which device(s) does the participant currently use? *
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Which methods of digital communication does the participant currently use? *
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Describe the participant's typing and texting abilities. *
Please share the participant's current knowledge on internet safety and privacy along with any thoughts/concerns on these concepts. *
What are the participant's greatest needs regarding digital communication? *
What are the participant's interests, hobbies and/or passions? *
Does the participant have access to a computer, laptop or tablet? *
Has the participant used Zoom before? *
Is the participant currently in school? *
If the participant is currently in school, what is the name of the school?
Is the participant currently employed? *
If the participant is currently employed, what is the name of the place of work?
How did you find out about Digital Discussions? *
Please share anything else you would like us to know!
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I understand that the intention of Digital Discussions is to improve digital communication and acknowledge that the participant will be using technology for purposes including but not limited to: texts, calls, emails, video calls and social media. Though we will be engaging in digital communication in the context of the group, I understand that I am responsible for the digital communication of the participant and will hold harmless Bridge Therapy and all related entities. *
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I authorize Bridge Therapy to render services and understand that this group will be led by qualified, licensed, and trained health professionals. The group may also include support from students and graduate student clinicians. *
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