Social Skills Groups

Our social skills groups begin at two years of age and extend through adulthood. In order to ensure our groups are inclusive of all neurodiverse populations, we no longer require an evaluation before beginning group services. Our clinicians trained in social learning theory facilitate learning in a structured setting, through observation and interaction with other peers. This helps promote a neurodiverse environment for each and every child. Social groups focus on a variety of skills including:

  • Joint attention and parallel play

  • Cooperative play and turn-taking skills

  • Requesting from friends

  • Answering and asking questions

  • Reading body language

  • Listening skills and following group directions

  • Proximity

  • Complimenting/receiving compliments

  • Being a good sport

  • Initiating and exiting a conversation

  • Staying on topic and switching topics of conversation

  • Joining a group

  • Self regulation

  • Emotional Regulation and coping skills

  • Perspective Taking

  • Working as a team

 

Our trained clinicians apply Zones of Regulation® and Social Thinking® concepts. Each session addresses social-language skills through a combination of direct instruction, role-playing, games, crafts, and interactional play to enhance the acquisition and performance of social skills.

Please note, in order to ensure our groups are inclusive of all populations and communication styles, we do not accept insurance for group sessions. Rates vary depending on length of group session.