After-School Social Skills Group

Please call to inquire about changes in our current Social Skills group.

Kindergarten -1st Grade


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. 

2nd – 5th Grade


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:

  • Independent form of effective communication
  • Independence with toileting routine
  • Does not require one-on-one assistance for behavioral support or communication
  • Can transition through activities independently
  • The first session or two will act as a trial run for children not currently enrolled in Mitchell’s Place programming to determine appropriateness for the group. Fees will not be billed until that child has been officially accepted into the program.
Schedule: 

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.

  • 2nd and 3rd graders meet Tuesdays at 4-5:30pm
  • 4th & 5th graders meet Wednesdays at 4-5:30pm
  • K & 1st graders meet Thursdays at 4-5pm

The last 15 minutes of class are used for parent pick up and time for you to talk with your therapist.

 

Where

Mitchell’s Place



To Register

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 info@mitchells-place.com

Enrollment is subject to an assessment to determine the appropriateness of the group for your child’s needs.