Tips for Success with Social Language Groups

Course Number
This course is FREE for ALL members of, unlimited memberships start at $89/year: Become a Member
Marisha McGrorty, MS, CCC-SLP and Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP
In this podcourse, Anna Vagin shares strategies for success with social language groups. From grouping students to implementing engaging therapy activity ideas, Anna breaks down the process and shares real life examples to help SLPs plan for their social language groups.

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify three strategies to strategically group students in social language groups. 
  2. Identify three strategies when using visuals in social language groups. 
  3. Describe the importance of explicit teaching of social concepts in therapy.

About Marisha: Marisha earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She has worked as a school-based SLP and shares therapy ideas and resources on her blog (SLP Now). Marisha also developed a membership for SLPs that includes digital tools and resources to streamline evidence-based therapy

About Anna: Anna Vagin, PhD, is a licensed speech/language pathologist with over 30 years experience. In her private practice in Marin County, California, she provides individual sessions and social learning groups to children, young adults, and their families. Her particular interest is using media to support social thinking in students with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, NVLD, Language Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Social Communication Disorder or Twice Exceptional. She provides consultation to parents and schools, and is a frequent speaker in the US and Canada on topics related to social cognition. She is the author of Movie Time Social Learning (2012) and YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning (2015).

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Introduction 

5-10 minutes: How to Group Students 

10-20 minutes: How to Use Visuals 

20-30 minutes: Behavior Expectations 

30-40 minutes: Explicit Teaching of Social Concepts 

40-55 minutes: Favorite Activities 

55-60 minutes: Q&A

Disclosure Statement for Marisha McGrorty:

Financial: Marisha McGrorty is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Disclosure Statement for Anna Vagin:

Financial: Anna Vagin is a presenter for and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved.
Learning Management System (LMS) is copyrighted by Copyright © 2017 Vector Solutions
114.20.547.1: JPR-OH-WEB02