Social Skills Groups: 50 Minute Group
Groups are 4 weeks long and are individualized to your child’s needs with an overall session. Parents are encouraged to participate at each session. At the end of each session feedback is provided. Groups consist of 3-8 children and two certified occupational therapists.
What are social skills?
Social skills are the skills that are needed to interact and communication with others daily. The foundational skills of social skills include: play, self-regulation, planning, expressive and receptive language, attention and concentration.
How can Occupational Therapy Family Services Help?
We focus on the foundational skills as well as other social skills in a fun, engaging and positive environment through play and activities. Each session is planned to focus on specific skills while facilitating peer to peer interaction.
Who can benefit from social skills classes?
Children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s, ADHD, Anxiety, Anxiety and many more
Please contact us to set up an initial evaluation to start an individualized program for your child.
Each class/session is $60. Payment is due at the time of visit.
SOCIAL SKILL SERIES
Does your child struggle with Anxiety – Social and Life Skills can help.
Topic: “Building Blocks”
Dates: February 22, 29; March 7, 14
Skills to be addressed:
- Problem Solving
- Taking Turns
- Making Friends (Introductions, finding common interests)
- Communication Skills (verbal and nonverbal)
- Collaborative Play
- Attention to task
“Photo from previous class”
Working as a team to build one tower while working on communication skills.
- Building Tangrams – This activity worked on following directions, fine motor skills of cutting, gluing and placing the shapes as well as patience with sharing glue
Building marshmallow and toothpick sculptures helped build skills related to listening, direction following, fine motor coordination and hand manipulation. It also worked on building patience as often times our first plan didn’t work out.
NEXT CLASS: Understanding Emotions
Dates: March 28; April 4, 11, 18
Skills to be addressed:
- What are emotions?
- Recognizing emotions in self and others
- Coping strategies
- Problem solving
- Understanding transitions
Anger is a strong emotion that can swirl around inside of us until it eventually boils over. This demonstration was done in our “Emotions” 4 week series where we took a look at the following emotions: Happiness/Joy, Anger, Sadness and Jealousy. We learned how to recognize the emotion and positive coping strategies and interactions with others.
Art Themed Social skills Groups: working on direction following, listening, sharing and taking turns. We made owls and turkeys. Happy Fall.
These pictures are from our course on emotions with transitions. Transitions can be hard especially when we are really enjoying what we are doing. It is important to practice switching tasks and understand our feelings while doing so.