Saturday Speech Club
The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto has formed an affiliation with several community organizations. DSAT offers a subsidy, to be used once, towards a membership with the following organizations:
- Tina Gassee, Speech-Language Pathologist
Through the Saturday Speech Club and Kitchen Club, participants learn to communicate and develop social skills with others with special needs. They learn to interact and communicate with each other in a small group while developing voice projection, clarity and gain confidence to speak in front of a group. They also learn how to ask and answer questions, body language and eye contact and how to initiate interactions.
Speech therapy is never boring during the Saturday Speech Club! During the class, the small group participates in acting, cooking, dancing and singing as well as playing games. All activities focus on developing and promoting social interaction and communication within the group. The Saturday Speech Club is created by Tina Gasee, Speech-Language Pathologist.