SCHOOL YEAR SOCIAL GROUPS
Our social language groups target all areas of communication that affect socializing and friendship.
PLAY WITH ME
Social groups for our youngest children.
Ages 3 - 6
Play builds language! In these groups children will address conversation skills and social skills needed for play and friendship. Video modeling and stories are used to teach skills. Groups will incorporate movement and music to address all types of play from board games to party games and pretend play.
Groups for our elementary aged students
Let's Talk I (K/1st-3rd grades)
Let's Talk II (4th-6th grades)
Let's Talk groups are geared toward the child struggling with peer relationships, social problem solving and conversation. Video modeling, role play, and games are used to target areas of difficulty.
TWEENS & TEENS
A group for our preteens and teenagers.
Tweens and Teens face different social communication difficulties once in middle and high school. Topics covered include: nonverbal communication (reading body language and facial expressions), initiating hangouts with friends, joining group discussions, humor (understanding and effectively using it), social problem-solving at school and with friends.
2020 VIRTUAL SCHOOL YEAR SOCIAL GROUPS!
Groups are fluid and will run through early June 2020.
BCBS PPO insurance is accepted.
ALL GROUPS ARE VIRTUAL at this time (as of 10/2020).
Our groups are UNIQUE. We group kids according to their social minds and social communication level. We form new groups frequently based on the needs of our clients. Evaluation is required prior to group placement.
Groups meet once per week for 40 minutes. The last 5 minutes are spent debriefing with parents in person or via email.
A variety of strategies from different therapeutic approaches and models are integrated into our groups, including:
Social Thinking (www.socialthinking.com)
Everyday Speech (www.everydayspeech.com)
Ross Greene (www.livesinthebalance.org)
Dan Sigel (www.drdansiegel.com)