We Chat

We Chat is our small speech and language based preschool program serving children two and a half to five years of age and provides individualized instruction within a group classroom setting.  By infusing language and concepts into a variety of structured, group activities, children are better able to acquire new skills and learn to generalize them for use in a range of settings and with a variety of people.  Group instruction also provides great opportunities for modeling, peer interaction and social skill development.  This program is taught by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. We Chat includes individual goals, progress monitoring, home activities, and parent education.

This type of program would be particularly beneficial for students who are not quite ready to meet the demands of a typical, community preschool setting. They may have received early intervention services or not qualify for services through their school district, but still have ongoing speech and language needs. English language learners, “late talkers” and children with limited access to same-aged peers would also benefit. We Chat can be a nice transitional step to prepare children, so that they will learn to communicate, interact and play effectively amongst their peers and have strong foundational skills as they progress toward kindergarten.

Who to contact

For all eligibility and intake information, please contact our intake coordinator at (925) 671-0777 extension 226.

Basic Curriculum for We Chat

Verbal expression – sharing and exchanging feelings and ideas through both routine activities and new experiences

Speech sound development – oral awareness & imitation of sounds to improve articulation (speech clarity)

Listening skills – relative to speech sounds and environmental noises to increase awareness of sounds

Maintaining/increasing attention

Following directions – increasing in length/complexity & recognizing sequences

Appropriate social skills/cooperative play with others

Concept development

  • Colors/shapes: Identification & giving examples
  • Prepositions: in, on, under, next to, etc.
  • Spatial: top, bottom, side
  • Qualities: same, different
  • Quantities: counting to determine “how many?”
  • Size: small, medium, large
  • Texture: smooth, rough, hard, soft, sticky, etc.
  • Body parts

Grammar development

  • Pronouns: I, me, you, he, she
  • Verbs (action words): walking, eating, sleeping
  • Verb tenses: he jumped vs. he is jumping
  • Articles: a, an, the
  • Plurals

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