The Social Skills Group is targeted towards children from ages 7 to 14.
Over the course of six 90-minute sessions a variety of self-awareness and interpersonal skills are learned. We start off with basic social skills - maintaining eye contact, respecting personal body space, and developing a sensitivity to and understanding of subtle social cues. We then teach listening and communication skills. We work at developing the skill and self-confidence to initiate and maintain conversation with peers. The beauty of the group setting is that all of these skills can be practiced in a very realistic way.
Next, we teach some of the more individual skills that are necessary for healthier relationships – learning how to recognize ‘black and white’ and ‘all or nothing’ thinking, and developing the capacity to think in shades of grey. Finally, we teach children the skills they need to deal with teasing and bullying, and we work at enhancing their self-esteem.
Dates for upcoming sessions:
Ages 7-10: 5pm-6:30pm
Ages 11-14: 6:45pm-8:15pm
Session 1: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & December 7, 2016
Session 2: February 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2017
NEW THIS YEAR:
We will be offering Level 2 Refresher/Advanced technique sessions designed for children who have attended the groups in the past. They will occur on Wednesdays after school at the same time as the regular groups. The four week course will run on January 18, 25, February 1, & 8, 2017. The cost will be $400 total ($100 per session).
Download the brochure: Social Skills: