Social Group Therapy

Social skills should always be an integral part of any good ABA program right from the start.

Social Group Therapy focuses on helping your children learn how to play and appropriately communicate with their peers and adults. Since autism is a social disorder, we have designed group sessions to help your children overcome the challenges that they face in school, in the community and in home. Your child will be assessed on their current social skill level. We then place your child with peers on his or her level. We develop a plan to help your child learn social skills used during play and group activities. Your child will begin to use the social skills they have learned in the group therapy sessions in other places. Our team of professionals use effective interventions that are proven to generalize to other areas of your child’s life.

Basic component of social skill is Social initiations, which include skills such as greeting others, asking questions of others, commenting to others, and asking to join ongoing activities. Social responses include responding to the social overtures of others, which may include greetings, questions, and offers to join activities. In individuals with ASD, social initiations are generally weaker than social responses. By using Applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques our team has been shown to be extremely effective in building social initiations and social response. The social group therapy takes place once a week in be change center. Our center offers a safe environment where your child will be free and open to be themselves as they develop new social skills.

 

Smarty Kindergarten is a great place for my son to start his schooling experience. He loves being there, especially loves Spanish classes with Mrs. Strickland!

Tasha Castagna

Our social skills group sessions help individuals of similar ages and development levels to learn interpersonal communication. We use behaviour analysis tactics to teach healthy social interactions. Applied behavior analysis (ABA), which may help build the foundation for later social skills training by encouraging joint attention and creating an appreciation for the inherent value of social interaction.For example, we work on increased eye contact, listening skills, contributions to discussions, asking questions and other social constructs

Greeting

Social Stories

Sharing

Turn taking

Group play

Group art and craft

Social Play

 

Self Awareness

Increase social motivation

Friendship Skills

Increase social initiations

Improve appropriate social responding

Reduce interfering behaviors

Promote skill generalization

Reduce interfering behaviors

 

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

Private yet affordable elementary school offering a stimulating curriculum and a supportive environment.

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