STAR Program is a social group program offered by Nationwide Children's Hospital. The program teaches children the fundamental social skills necessary to build relationships. It is composed of preschool, elementary and middle school children.
Social groups are recommended for children who:
Children may have diagnosis of high-functioning ASD, social/language disorder or suspected social language disorder.
STAR groups will take place at the following locations:
Groups are implemented by one Speech Language Pathologist (ratio of 1:4 or1:5)
Each STAR session lasts 12 weeks (approximately 4 sessions/year; summer session is 8 weeks)
Children may attend 1-2 sessions (treating therapist makes recommendations following session completion; child may go back on waiting list for another group at a later date)
Groups are scheduled based on age and need from our waiting list
Each patient is charged a one hour extended Speech Therapy group charge (insurance that covers traditional speech therapy will also cover our group therapy)
STAR Program Information