Social Skills Groups
Social Skills Groups – Elementary
The goal of social skills groups is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults through enhancing his/her ability to use language for social thinking. Foundational skills of social communication are taught in the initial phases of the group sessions followed by activities and tasks geared towards the generalization of those skills. Groups typically consist of 4-6 children aged similarly (within 2 years approximately.)
Social Skills Dyads – All Ages
The goal of social skills dyads is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults through enhancing his/her ability to learn language. This delivery model is considered a prerequisite to the social skills groups. Children in the dyads are considered language learners and may need additional assistance with behavior as well as attention. Instruction is individualized and geared around the basic foundational pragmatic skills. A dyad is comprised of two children matched similarly through skill set and ability level.
Social for Life Skills – Adolescent
The goal of social for life skills groups is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults as it relates language skills and adolescence. Using evidence-based curriculum, skills such as social inferencing, reading and delivering nonverbal body language, adjusting registers (how you speak to a peer versus adults), delivering greetings/salutations, appropriate use of social media, in addition to much more. Instruction may be delivered in a variety of settings to teach generalization skills.
Building the Foundations for Social Interaction
EBS Children’s Institute believes in helping children develop their social language and emotional skills, critical to establishing lifelong relationships and interaction with the world around them. Our team weaves the foundations of friendship, self-awareness, resiliency, flexibility, self-regulation and problem solving into engaging group sessions. The activities we offer allow children to practice their pragmatic skills and foster peer relationships in a safe, therapeutically guided environment.