Social Tweens: (7th & 8th Grade) This social skills group is designed for older elementary children and young teens who are getting ready to or have entered middle school and is focused on the more complex skills required of middle schoolers. Through facilitated practice, tweens are coached in the moment that social challenges occur and are giving new strategies and language to attain, maintain and generalize improved social skills through incidental learning. This group supports tweens in building self-confidence, understanding the complexities of middle school socialization and improving perspective taking, conflict resolution, listening and problem-solving skills. Participants will be required to demonstrate basic social functioning prerequisite skills that will be assessed at the initial parent meeting prior to participation. Social skills that are practiced and addressed through in-the-moment facilitation include: independent functional, and cooperative peer/group skills, group skills (active engagement, social reciprocity, following group directions, etc.), social communication skills, socioemotional skills (e.g. identifying, and expressing feelings, moods, and emotions), promoting self-regulation, and developing community social skills.
Day/Time: Mondays 4:30-5:45 PM Program Cost: $220/month (includes 4 social skills groups and a monthly parent session)