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Chatterbox

Chatterbox is a program to help school-age children build communication skills effectively when interacting with others. The program is offered by the Center for Independence. Professionals from Speech-Language Pathology will work with participants in the program.

Who should participate?

School-aged children who need assistance in building social communication skills in order to interact and communicate more effectively with others.

What will they learn?

Participants will be grouped by age and skill level. They will be instructed by certified speech-language pathologists. The program will help children:

  • Develop turn-taking skills
  • Answer questions appropriately
  • Use greetings
  • Follow rules and directions
  • Use teamwork
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Understand parts of a conversation
  • Maintain a topic in a conversation
  • Understand feelings in themselves and others
  • Express emotions effectively

Where is Chatterbox held?

The program is offered in two locations:

  • Center for Independence, Children’s Pine Center, Suite 202, 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090
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  • Children’s South Communications Disorders, located at 1500 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park, PA 15102
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When are the sessions?

Times and dates of the sessions will vary depending upon the child’s age and skill level.

How do I get more information?

Contact the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at 412-692-5580. An evaluation will be completed by a speech-language pathologist prior to the start of the program to determine whether your child is a good candidate for the course.

Last Update
January 31, 2013
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Last Update
January 31, 2013
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