Making friends involves an array of complex skills, from taking turns, to initiating interactions, considering others’perspectives, negotiating, problem-solving, repairing communication breakdowns, and being flexible. For many children, these skills can be incredibly challenging, often resulting in difficulty with making friends. Social groups are designed to help children develop and practice social skills in a supportive therapeutic setting. Many children lack the necessary skills to navigate peer relationships. Social group therapy directly teaches and practices any specific social skills a child may be struggling with.
We focus on:
- Social and Emotional Skills
- Executive functioning skills
- Game playing/taking turns
- Winning and losing gracefully
- Following and giving directions from peers
- Communication skills appropriate language and behavior to us in a social setting