Letters to Survivors
The Writing Group meets Wednesday mornings from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and focuses on improving the writing skills of each individual through group and individual projects. Writing can be done by hand or via the computer and the members vary with regard to what aspect of writing they need help with. We focus on a variety of skills to improve communication, including but not limited to spelling, grammar, sentence structure, organization and word choice.
The Speech Group meets on Fridays from 10:00 AM-12:00 AM and helps individuals who have difficulty producing clear speech, focusing on trying to improve clarity of speech to be understood by others. This is done through group and individual presentations and conversation. It has been shown in the past that this format can provide a breakthrough in speech and confidence.
The Communication Group meets Wednesdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and helps individuals improve their speaking, listening, thinking, and overall communication skills. Individuals focus on their issues and concerns in large and small group formats through common projects, word games, role-playing, and having conversations. Another focus of the Communication Group is increasing sentence length. This group is geared toward individuals who have difficulty with their language.
The Book Club meets on Thursdays from 10 AM -12 PM and provides guided reading support for people with acquired reading difficulties. This particular group presupposes that members have the ability to read and have at least some comprehension ability. Memory and organizational supports are provided within the group and in between meetings. The books selected to be read in the Book Club are often classic and important books picked by the group itself. Some previous examples would be The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Future books may include crime/detective fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, or other genres.