Social Skills Group

Our groups provide direct instruction through a variety of teaching techniques that include modeling, role-play activities, videos and games. Each child joins a small (2-5 children) group according to functioning level, age, objectives/parent priorities, topic interests and activity level. Each group is lead by a trained ABA instructor and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Each group will meet weekly.

 

Social Skills

Social Skills Groups:

Our groups provide direct instruction through a variety of teaching techniques that include modeling, role-play activities, videos and games. Each child joins a small (2-5 children) group according to functioning level, age, objectives/parent priorities, topic interests and activity level. Each group is lead by a trained ABA instructor and supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Each group will meet weekly.

 

Structured Play Dates:

We pair your child with a compatible friend of similar age and skill level. After an initial assessment to identify social areas of need, our behavior technicians will utilize ABA methodology and best practice to teach your child, all while interacting with a peer and having fun!

Through the use of board games, arts and crafts, and role play, boys and girls will practice better conversational skills, sharing, turn taking and eye contact.  They will also learn to show an interest in others, the nuances of verbal and nonverbal communication, develop cooperative play skills and how to develop and maintain friendships.

From the initial assessment, our team of specialists will develop measurable goals for each individual child. Data collected on your child’s goals will be reported quarterly in a detailed progress report.

 

Teen Social Group (TSG):

We are also proud to offer a weekly Teenage Social Groups (TSG) in some of our locations. The TSG tackles challenging social issues for adolescent boys. We will address issues such as: developing and maintaining friendships, teamwork, communication with peers , strategies for handling complex emotions, tackling the challenges of nonverbal communication, bullying , rules for success with social media, dating and more! The teaching will be based on scientifically validated research and strategies for navigating the social world.  From small group instruction to structured social outings, your teen will learn appropriate ways to build lasting relationships with friends!

 

Speech and Language groups:

At Continuum, we offer speech and language groups for children from  pre-school to high school children with social pragmatic language needs impacting them in home, peer, and academic environments. In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, we individually tailor programs such as Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking to explicitly teach social language and how to apply it. 

Though social language will be the primary focus of this group, treatment will be individualized based on each child’s unique linguistic profile. As language needs often underlie a child’s ability to navigate social skills, our speech and language groups also address the following skills areas: word retrieval, processing and comprehension of oral and written language, direction following, organizing language output, expressive formulation, peer play skills, language skills related to executive functioning, and verbal problem solving skills.