Children with learning disabilities often face social challenges that contribute to classroom difficulties. We offer a Social Skills Group that helps children improve their interpersonal relationships, social communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Our program equips children ages four through fifth grade with the knowledge and skills that they need to respond appropriately when faced with social stresses.
We have adopted a research-based program, Skillstreaming, which has been used for many years to teach preschool and school age children a variety of prosocial behaviors. It includes engaging lessons that involve modeling and role-playing, with games and activities that children generally find fun and supportive.
The program allows for lessons to be tailored to the individual needs of group members. Skills lessons address several areas, including:
school-related skills/classroom survival skills;
dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression; and
dealing with stress.
We are offering a choice of two group session times. One of our licensed psychologists will lead the social skills group and will be available to discuss each child’s social development. Our program targets preschool children (age 4) through 5th grade. Group sizes will be limited to four to six children with similar skills levels so that each one receives individual attention to support his or her social development.
12 weekly sessions on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m., September 14, 2016 through December 7, 2016
Elementary School Age (2nd and 3rd grade students ages 7 through 8/9 years old)
$75 per session