A mixture of curriculums will be used to build a foundation in social development with this age group. These curriculums are evidence-based and have proven to be beneficial in teaching children foundational executive functioning skills essential to participating effectively in social group environments. The curriculums offer practical strategies designed to target core concepts of social development through simple terminology and kinesthetic learning activities. The concepts that will be addressed include joint attention, imitation, identification, eye gaze detection, point of view, predictions, checking in, social queries, matching behavior, and self-assessment.
This age group will use a mixture of curriculums to expand on the foundation that was built at a younger age. These curriculums are evidence-based and have proven to be beneficial in teaching children the social skills needed to establish and maintain friendships and peer relationships. They teach the application of more complex social concepts such as peer acceptance, conversational skills, reputation, taking no for an answer, rules of a good sport, making a best friend, resisting teasing, respect toward adults, managing competition, and avoiding physical fights. Video modeling, role play, and kinesthetic learning activities will be used as teaching tools and homework will be given each week to encourage continued application of these concepts.
Requirements for Participation in each group:
The Fall Groups will be held August 30th-November 15th. The Fall and Spring groups last 12 weeks and take place after school one day a week, for 1.5 hours.
The last 15 minutes of class are used for parent pick up and time for you to talk with your therapist.
Complete the registration packet found HERE.
If you do not have access to a computer, call Mitchell’s Place and we will arrange to mail a physical copy of the packet. For more information please contact email@example.com.
Enrollment is subject to an assessment to determine the appropriateness of the group for your child’s needs.