This program provides social communication opportunities for school-aged children by providing activities that are customized to their interests. We use activities including collaborative building activities, art activities, video and board games, and story-telling activities to target pragmatic language concepts including sharing, turn taking, using eye contact, and following social rules. Participants will be encouraged to converse and solve social problems with peers in small groups while being provided with the support necessary to succeed.
Through engagement with evidence-based treatment activities, participants will build social competence alongside peers with similar skills throughout a series of guided small group sessions. Since participants will be working toward independent age-appropriate social communication, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to participate to support their child’s social communication. Those parental supports will then be faded throughout the program to encourage independence.
In addition to the group component, an individual session will be scheduled for each participant either before or after the group. Sessions that occur prior to the appointment would be a review of the skills that will be targeted in the upcoming session. Individual sessions after would debrief the session and discuss what went well and what could be improved upon for the next meeting.
Your child will need to be evaluated to determine group placement. To enroll, please complete steps 1-3 of the new patient intake process (click button below) and have your child's primary care physician fax the following orders to 734-527-5981.