In Person Social Groups
Play & Social Skills Groups At Our Center
Play + Social Group Offerings
Our preschool-kindergarten participants are served in our developmental playgroup.
This service delivery model is focused on expanding play skills, associating peers with positive experiences, and facilitating the development of social language.
Facilitators emphasize the growth of social motivation, initiation, reciprocity, communication, adaptability & flexibility, and play skills through the facilitation of developmentally appropriate activities such as free play & play centers, music & movement, interactive story time & sensory play.
Primary & Intermediate Social Groups
Our primary (k-2) and intermediate (3rd-5th) groups are structured as either leisure based social groups for our learners with emerging language, or more traditional social skills groups with a behavioral skills training (BST) approach which consists of instruction, modeling, rehearsal & feedback. Each participant is matched with their best fit service delivery model.
Examples of target skills for development include sharing, tolerating losing, self advocacy, conflict resolution, & perspective taking among others.
Teen & Young Adult Social Groups
Our teens and young adults focus on the skills needed to navigate the increasingly more complex social world. The more our participants are able to communicate wants and needs effectively, employ social problem solving strategies and self advocate, the more opportunities they have for successful inclusion and independence in less restrictive environments.
Topics of instruction and practice include, but are not limited to, relationships and boundaries, internet safety, self advocating, expanding conversational skills, expanding leisure skills repertoires & developing coping skills.