Our social groups are a great way for children to improve peer interactions in a facilitated and supportive environment. They support children in building their confidence and strengthening their skills to actively participate in group and school settings.
Depending on the child or adolescents age, social skill groups may target:
Turn-taking, collaborative play, initiating play, maintaining play, self-advocacy, conversational skills or understanding non-verbal cues and language.
There are a variety of skills needed to appropriately participate at school and with peer interactions. Some children understand the primary social skills, such as reading facial expressions and turn-taking, but struggle with other areas that are impacting their social connections.
Social Thinking is a methodology used to assist in improving social cognition. Some concepts these groups may target, include:
Flexible thinking, problem solving in social scenarios, emotional regulation, social interpretation, and perspective taking.
Many children with executive function challenges may have difficulty initiating tasks, asking for help, following multiple-step directions and with organization.
Difficulties with executive function skills can make it challenging to participate in the classroom and in peer situations.
Whether diagnosed with selective mutism or if your child is having a difficult time initiating and maintaining peer relationships, our small groups can be a great opportunity to support confidence and practice engaging with peers.
If you are interested in having your child join a social group, contact us for a free consult.