Social Skills Groups
Social Skills and Executive Functioning Programs designed for a variety of diagnoses with the goal to develop a "roadmap" to the neurotypical world to build on strengths and develop self-advocacy skills:
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 their strengths, not their perceived deficits. We focus on finding and supporting strengths in 4 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 child 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.
The goal of our groups is to provide children and young adults on the spectrum or with brains different than neurotypical, a "road map" to the neurotypical world. A map that will help provide understanding to the situations they will
be entering and strategies to help them comfortably maneuver them, as well as the strategies to advocate for themselves.
Events and Presentations
We offer classes, workshops and presentations for parents of clients, parent support groups, and interested audiences on a variety of themes centered around autism, executive function, and speech and language delays and disorders.
We bring in outside expert speakers to the office, as well. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the latest research, and receive helpful resources and professional advice. I work with people who love children with communication
delays, to help them move forward, armed with the latest research, resources, and evidence-based language facilitation strategies so that the child/children in their life can reach their full potential and their communication goals,
and get them on the path to the future they deserve.
How may I schedule a group class?