why join a social group?
Because helping your child find a group of similarly minded friends is tough. And learning the skills for them to do it independently are crucial.
SOCIAL THINKING. DEEPER AND MORE MEANINGFUL.
Social Thinking focuses on helping kids figure out how to think in social situations. Kids are taught to observe and think about their own and others’ thoughts and feelings.
They also learn the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
The idea is that kids need to develop social “thinking” before they can use social “skills.” The focus on thinking can help kids understand how to interact more effectively with others.
who are groups right for?
We treat a variety of kids in our groups. From those living with ADHD, Autism, Anxiety and Depression, and more. We do our best to help instill the skills and confidence, to be socially successful!
THE SKILLS FOR LONG - TERM SUCCESS.
Active Listening Skills
Social Cues, Non-Verbals & Body Language
Compromising & Flexibility in Thinking
Appropriate Play Skills and Cooperative Play
Appropriate Emotional Responses with Peers
Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Relationships
Coping with Bullying, Teasing and Peer Pressure
Self-Control/Impulse Control/Managing Hyperactivity
WHAT AGES DO WE SEE?
We have groups for children as young as 6 years old, all the way up to groups for high school seniors and everything in between! We place children in groups based off their age, but also their developmental levels, language abilities and interest and areas of need.
GROUP MAY HELP IF YOUR CHILD HAS THESE CHALLENGES
JUST A QUICK LIST.
Show difficulties sharing and compromising with peers
Inflexible (rigid) in their thinking and behaviors
Difficulty picking up on body language/ picking up social cues
Challenges managing impulsivity
The inability to see another individual’s perspective
The inability to stay on topic during a conversation
Speaking in long monologues
Difficulty initiating conversations
Difficulty participating in peer groups
how much does a group cost?
Groups are not run through insurance and cost $40 per group. Groups meet once a week for an hour.
You can schedule a free intake with our Director to find out more information and if a Social Group is right for your child!
how do we start?
We start with a FREE one hour intake interview with the Director of our Social Skill Groups, Mr. Curtis Valvo. After speaking with you about your child's social concerns and spending some time interacting with your child directly; he will make a determination as to what is the most appropriate group placement for your child.