St. Albert Chatter News

CHATTER is a program that helps children and teens develop social communication skills, and provides them with opportunities to make friends in the community. Many children registered in this program are diagnosed with autism.  However, a specific diagnosis is not required to enter. CHATTER is held at Fountain Park Pool on Wednesday evenings.  Trained peers join the program to help mentor a CHATTER registrant who is learning how to communicate, socialize, and develop relationships. At least one parent or grandparent must attend the program to meet the Speech-Language Pathologist and learn about the goals targeted each week.

Ongoing parent training is provided simultaneously as children attend each session.  Parents meet in a separate area to learn how to target specific skills at home. We are thankful to the young peers (the "friends") who attend every week and make this program a successful learning experience for the CHATTER kids. CHATTER friends participate in role plays and generalization activities, and build relationships with the registrants.  The friends are eager to learn about children with social pragmatic disorders, and have made a significant impact on the quality of life and confidence of CHATTER kids.

Location Description Date
Fountain Park Pool Session 1 Wednesday, Sep 13 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 2 Wednesday, Sep 20 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 3 Wednesday, Sep 27 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 4 Wednesday, Oct 04 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 5 Wednesday, Oct 11 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 6 Wednesday, Oct 18 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 7 Wednesday, Oct 25 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 8 Wednesday, Nov 01 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 9 Wednesday, Nov 08 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 10 Wednesday, Nov 15 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 11 Wednesday, Nov 22 2017
Fountain Park Pool Session 12 Wednesday, Nov 29 2017