Social Skills Therapy

Our social skills therapy courses provide instruction, demonstrations, modeling, practice, and promotion of transfer and generalization in the following areas to increase skills and opportunities for positive social interactions for children with social skills needs:

  • Joint attention
  • Shared enjoyment
  • Perspective taking
  • Compromising
  • Greetings
  • Sharing
  • Turn-taking
  • Reciprocal Conversation
  • and other key skills for school, home and community success!

Here are some links about the need for and effectiveness of social skills in general:

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/socialskills_fs.aspx

http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/sites/autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/files/imce/documents/Social-Skills-Groups-Complete-10-2010.pdf

https://socialthinking.com/images/stories/pdf_files/social_thinking_published_jadd_2007.pdf

 

Class Formats

Prices range from $850-$2000 per term (see term registration form for more information)

AgesSkills DevelopedDirect InstructionOther Activities
PreschoolRelationship building and social thinking are developed through:
  • Social skills lessons
  • Guided therapeutic play
1 hr1/2 hr Guided Play
ElementarySocial understanding and skills are developed through:
  • Direct instruction
  • Modeling
  • Video modeling
  • Guided practice
  • Role plays; and
  • Generalization to other environments
1 hr1/2 hr Guided Play, 1/2 hr "How to do recess & choice time"
Tweens“Kids Chat & Chill” — Social understanding and skills are developed through:
  • Direct instruction
  • Modeling
  • Video modeling
  • Guided practice
  • Role plays; and
  • Generalization to other environments, plus
  • Therapeutic recreation
1 hr2-4 hrs Therapeutic Recreation
Teens“Teens Talk Teens Rock” — Individual and group social behavior skills are developed through instruction in:
  • Social thinking and understanding
  • Perspective-taking skills
  • Social communication and interaction skills; and
  • Successful social experiences, PLUS
  • Therapeutic recreation
Participants learn and develop a wide variety of skills:
  • Independent living
  • Self advocacy
  • Coping and self-management
  • Emotional understanding and regulation
  • Behavioral management
  • Recreation and leisure; and
  • Social Skills
1 hr2-4 hrs Therapeutic Recreation
Transition (age 16+)Transition“Young Adults” — A venue to address personal and social-related issues through a guided discussion format. Group members work together to develop topic and community outing ideas. Also called "Young Adults Group." Participants learn and develop a wide variety of skills:
  • Independent living
  • Self advocacy
  • Coping and self-management
  • Emotional understanding and regulation
  • Friendship skills
  • Behavioral management
  • Recreation and leisure; and
  • Social Skills
“Meet & Mingle” — High school graduates through 30-year-old individuals will increase social understanding, perspective taking and social communication and interaction skills. The format of this group allows for group input and collaboration for discussion topics and community outings. Participants meets at a specific location for discussion and activity with highly-trained WMLC staff facilitators.
1 hr2-4 hrs Therapeutic Recreation

Parent Orientation Meetings (POM’s)