“When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.”
– William Shakespeare
(1564 - 1616)

Social Skills Groups

Our Social Skills group, designed for children from toddler age to late adolescence, address both social and emotional concerns in a safe, supportive, and structured environment. These groups are ideal for those who have difficulty with self-esteem, attention span, impulse control, body concept, and motivation. Children are given the opportunity to strengthen their social, pragmatic, expressive language, and conflict resolution skills. Our groups benefit children with developmental delays and autism. We tailor groups to promote development of social initiative, pragmatic language skills, reading non-verbal cues, listening skills, conflict resolution, self-expression, emotional awareness, and relationship mainenance. These groups usually combine direct social skills teaching, cooperative play, and dynamic interactive experiences.

Team building activities will be presented at each session to address the following areas of concern:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Attention seeking behavior
  • Social intelligence
  • Pragmatic language
  • Problem-solving issues
  • Self-awareness
  • Social communication
  • Behavioral and mood difficulties

Current social skills and play groups include weekly sessions for (not inclusive):

  • Toddlers with developmental delays and autism
  • Early elementary aged children with behavioral difficulties
  • Early elementary aged children with developmental delays and autism
  • Elementary age girls with shyness, anxiety, social isolation
  • Elementary age boys with impulsivity, hyperactivity, behavioral difficulties
  • Middle school age/pre-teens with social deficits
  • Teenagers with social deficits with High Functioning Autism