Social Skills Groups
This small group intervention is available for preschool and school age children who are challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, language delay, social anxiety, or those who may just need extra support and reassurance socially.
Clients are matched for age and developmental level, once a week to multiple sessions per week. Our focus is on social language and conversation skills, social interaction and social problem solving, cooperative play, and developing coping skills.
School-Age Social Skills Goals:
Improving social communication and conversation skills with peers
Increasing independence and participation in a group, including building attention
Increasing understanding of nonverbal communication including body language and emotions
Improving coping skills for frustration, anxiety, and anger
Improving self-monitoring skills
Learning how to find solutions to social problems and dilemmas
Additional focus groups may be offered that target specific skills or areas of development such as Sibling Play, Expanding Eating, Executive Functioning Skills, Girls Group, Social Thinking, Cooperative Video Game Play.
These groups will include many of the general social skills goals within the context of the group as well as topic specific and individualized goals.
Teaching methods based on principles and procedures of ABA.
Services may be covered by your county board of developmental disabilities. Please check.