If your child (ages 3-9) needs help being part of a group, weekly social skills groups are a great place to build and practice skills.
Social skills groups are 90-minute sessions that are structured like a classroom, where children interact and engage with other kids. Social skills instruction, modeling, and practice are infused into all activities, which include lessons, playtime, yoga, and movement breaks. Our group sessions follow a structured routine, using visual supports to aid instruction.
We work on key concepts such as following a group plan, solving problems together, thinking flexibly, and sharing imaginative play. Children who have had difficulty getting along with others will learn about ways to compromise, collaborate, act with empathy, and develop lasting friendships.
If your child (ages 3-9) requires intensive social skills instruction, individual therapy sessions provide a strong foundation.
Lessons in our individual therapy sessions give your child important foundational skills for interactions with peers, friends, teachers, and family members. In hour-long sessions we work on key concepts like regulating emotions, understanding expected social behavior, and taking the perspective of others. Children who have had difficulty connecting with people will learn ways to share experiences and create stronger interpersonal relationships.
When you need more detailed information about your child’s social skills, an assessment will provide an in-depth look.
We perform assessments when documentation is required for insurance, or when a parent wants a formal report on social-communication and pragmatic language skills. Parents are interviewed to gather background information and developmental history, and to identify areas of concern. We use standardized tests to fully evaluate your child’s current skills, and use clinical judgement to provide interpretation of these results in a comprehensive evaluation report. These tests will help determine appropriate therapy placement in private or school settings, and are used to create a full treatment plan with individual goals for your child.