What is a Social Skills Group?
Social Skills Groups are small groups (typically two to six kids) led by a behavior technician who teaches the kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. Learning to make and keep friends is crucial in every child's life. The controlled environment of a Social skills groups can be a great way for a child struggling socially to learn the skills they lack.
What skills will be worked on in the group?
The goals will be custom designed for your child's unique needs. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), this program will focus on improving your child’s social communication by teaching core strategies that will allow him to develop and maintain friendships with peers. Some of the goals typically work on are perspective-taking and emotional self-control, learning to recognize verbal and nonverbal social cues , conversational skills and good sportsmanship.