Winter/Spring 2016 – Social Skills Groups

Posted By: Leaps & Bounds on Jan 19, 2016   Category: Groups, Programs, Resources, What's New  

Register now for our 2016 Winter/Spring Social Skills Groups

When: One day per week, January 25th, 2016 – May 14th, 2016

Where: Leaps and Bounds

Each group is led by an Occupational Therapist trained in teaching social skills.

Buddy Builders (Ages 3-5 years)

This group will give your child the opportunity to interact and play with peers. Therapists will utilize modeling and positive behavior strategies to encourage interactions. This group will provide the structure appropriate for this age to enhance predictability and engagement.

ABCs to Social Skills (Ages 6-8 years)

In this group, children participate in instruction of social skills and are provided with opportunities to practice their skills. Goals include increasing your child’s confidence to initiate interactions, listening skills, and understanding social cues.

Building Friendships (Ages 8-12 years)

This group will give your child the opportunity to build confidence, develop age-appropriate social skills, and establish positive friendships with peers. Children will participate in activities that promote communication, taking directions from peers, and negotiation.

Boys Will Be Boys Club (Ages 11-15 years)

This group will help boys connect and establish positive friendships with each other. The group will foster appropriate behaviors, self-confidence, and communication. Conflict resolution will also be addressed throughout the group.

Girlfriend Group (Ages 7-12 years)

This group will help girls connect and establish positive friendships with peers. The group will foster self-confidence, communication, conflict resolution, and other issues that directly affect young girls.

Super Friends (Ages 4 years and older)

This group is designed around the Social Thinking® curriculum. This group targets children with social learning challenges who have verbal and cognitive skills at or above age level. Children in this group should also have a basic understanding that people may have a different perspective. The groups will build on this understanding to apply it in a social context.

**An intake assessment will be required for children not already attending Leaps and Bounds to ensure all of the children will receive maximum benefit from their group.**

Please call if you are interested in registering your child for any of the groups.

For additional groups, please see: Handwriting Groups, School Prep, Feeding Groups, and Additional Group Programming

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