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Social Skills

Now taking clients for Fall 2017 Groups!

Ages 5-6: 

Ages 7-8: Weekly Saturday Meetings for 8 weeks starting August 12th 

Ages 9-10: Weekly Saturday Meetings for 8 weeks starting August 12th

 

5-6 years old & 7-8 Years Old Social Skills Groups

Has your child been identified by daycare workers or teachers as lacking social skills? Does your child tend to play by themselves or struggle to initiate play with others? Is there trouble taking turns or sharing with siblings or other peers? 

For all children, ages 5-8 is a critical developmental stage to work through understanding and using social skills to build their own relationships.

In these social skills groups, our goal is both educate on social skills, help each child practice these skills during group and allow a child to experience what healthy relationship building looks like.

We focus on 6 developmentally critical areas of social skills:

  • feelings identification
  •  empathy
  • relaxation/mindfulness
  •  listening skills
  •  sharing/ taking turns
  • impulse control

Each group runs for 8 sessions and will include a parent intake session as well as a final parent recommendation session. 

Group rates vary but are reduced from normal individual sessions. 

For more on what is normal developmentally, check out this social/ emotional developmental milestones chart.

Contact our office today to find out our summer social skills group schedule: 832-598-1734

 

Preteen Social Skills Groups

When: Mondays at noon starting June 5th- July 31st

Where: 14760 Memorial Drive, Suite 207, 77079

Who: 9-11 year olds

What: Social skills work on: feelings identification, empathy, listening skills, taking turns, relaxation, joining groups, staying on topic in conversation, boundaries

Does your preteen struggle to join groups or initiate conversations with others? Do you find that your preteen can talk without recognizing if others are interested in what they are saying? Does your preteen struggle to filter their thoughts to what is appropriate in different settings? 

Our preteen social skills groups strives to teach preteens practical social skills through interactions, insightful discussions, games and activities.

The social skills we tend to focus on for preteens include but are not limited to:

  • joining conversations
  •  introducing yourself
  •  taking turns in conversations
  •  filtering thoughts/ actions
  • boundaries with others
  •  conflict management
  • assertiveness training. 

For more on what normal social/emotional development looks like in preteens, check out this milestones chart. 

For more information on our spring preteen social skills groups: 832-598-1734.

 

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