Social Skills Groups
Social skill groups teach a variety of social behaviors. In our practice we focus on evidence based strategies to target skills of perspective-taking/theory of mind, social awareness, executive functioning, social-emotional understanding, social skills, organizational systems, conversation skills, friendship skills, problem-solving, and self- regulation. In addition specific interaction skills such as initiation, responding, maintaining, greeting, giving/accepting compliments, turn taking, sharing, asking for help, offering help, and including others were also improved through the use of social skills groups.
Our social skills groups are available to children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. All of the groups are built around a developmentally appropriate interests.
For young children the theme is play. For school age children the themes include legos, board games, drama/acting, photography and other special interests. For teens and young adults the themes include board games, drama/acting, social events, and other special interests. For adults the themes are developed around the interests of the clients. Some of the interests include topics like the work place environment, hobbies and social events.
In our practice we use the Social Thinking® Curriculum written by Michelle Garcia Winner, Speech and Language Pathologist, MA, CCC
Our social skills groups will launch in January 2019. We are accepting application for our groups now. The following is the list of the upcoming groups.