What Happens at a Social Skills Group?
Social skills groups are a fantastic opportunity for children looking to build the skills needed to begin and build friendships, along with basic skills around peer interaction.
All our social skills groups integrate both social skills and a focus on emotional awareness, and self-regulation. We use an approach based on the concept of psychological flexility, which means we teach how to respond and react to our environment by connecting to the present moment, and choosing our responses and reactions to our present moment by knowing what is important to us. This approach helps build social skills, but also builds lifelong skills that all people massively benefit from.
In addition to our broad curriculum and approach, each child also has individual goals and targets they are working on within each group. Our groups look like your typical summer camp or play date, yet they are specifically designed and tailored to target the individual skills we have set as goals for each client. We have fun group activities, snack time, art activities, and free play. Each activity is designed and adjusted to target each client's goals.
SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS
Establishing a sense of social connectivity is an important part of children's development. Our social skills groups provide a positive experience where children gain the support and skills in a social skills that they can then carry over to other social settings.
What Else Does a Social Skills Group Session Include?
An assessment of each child's strengths and areas of growth
Specific goals for each child to be targeted in the social setting
Direct assessment, treatment planning and goal creation with a Pediatric Behavior Analyst to reach social goals
Each social skills group will be designed and ran differently to be sure that all individuals goals are addressed
Supported opportunities to have successful interactions with peers
Direct coaching and feedback when interacting with others
Direct instruction and support to build the social skills necessary to interact with others and to build friendships
Social skills groups are held:
Monday to Thursday
4:00PM - 5:30PM.
You can complete the below form if you would like to schedule a call to begin social skills groups!