Our approach to social skills focuses on a cognitive linguistic model. Rather than training skills, our goal is to have children and young adults understand how and why neurotypical people act the way they do in a variety of settings and situations. This allows them to choose how to best interact with a variety of people and to gain the most from social interactions in the most comfortable way for them.
Our groups seek to embrace the individuality of each member by building on strengths, not perceived deficits. We focus on finding and supporting strengths in four areas: Executive Functioning, Self-Advocacy, Self-Regulation, and Social Interaction. Although not all children have a formal diagnosis many will benefit from developing social skills, executive functioning, problem-solving, and receptive and expressive language development. Our aim is to encourage participants to focus on identifying and developing their talents and abilities.
Your tween will gain a greater sense of self-worth by implementing learned skills, along with the opportunity to have an enjoyable, fun, and successful experience. We encourage the development of critical life skills such as organization, time management, decision-making, perspective taking, cooperative problem solving, spoken and unspoken rules of communication, self-calming, and frustration management.