Social Skills


Registration for Spring Social Skills Groups Will Open in November


Group

If you would like to be first to know when social skills group registration opens, please email [email protected] to be included on our mailing list.


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Our Fall Social Skills are here! Our 12-week groups are designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build good communication and healthy relationships.

Because of the unique nature of these times, we have included school readiness skills in all of our group curriculum in order to bridge the social gap and help children re-integrate to the classroom setting. 



Group Dates 

All groups run for 12 weeks from the week of August 31st- November 16th

Groups cost $600 with $300 due at registration 


3-4 Year Old Group 

Led by Antonia Calabrese

Mondays 4-5pm


5-6 Year Old Group

Led by Michelle Collins & Megan Wimbish

Tuesdays 4-5pm  


7-8 Year Old Group

Led by  Antonia Calabrese

Wednesdays 5-6pm   

Preteen Group One (9-11 years) 

Led by Michelle Collins & Megan Wimbish  

Tuesdays 5-6pm


Preteen Group Two (10-12 years) 

Led by Antonia Calabrese & Laurel Lampasas  

Wednesdays 4-5pm


Space is limited. Sign up today!   



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.

MCFT now uses the Social Express Curriculum! Social Express uses research-based lessons allow users to interactively work through real-life situations. Our unique animated programs help drive learning and success in and out of the classroom.

We focus on 6 developmentally-based, essential 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: 832-615-5508


Preteen Social Skills Groups


Our 11-13 year olds will 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: 832-615-5508.


Appointment Request

Location

9525 Katy Freeway, Suite 250 | Houston, TX 77024

Appointment Times

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed