Social Skills Programs 2020

Our Social Skills Programs has begun enrolling for August 2020. Group size will be limited to 2-4 students depending on the specific social skills program. ALL students will be screened prior to entering the building. Our number one priority is the safety of the clients we serve and the staff at Aspen. A strict illness policy will be in place.

The Aspen BUD program consists of weekly social skills groups that focus on helping preschool and school age children develop social strategies, such as, making friends, participating in a group and using appropriate personal space. Our social skills groups use the Social Thinking Curriculum, Social Detective Series, the Zones of Regulation and the ALERT Program. These groups are excellent opportunities to get your child using his or her communication and bodies to function in a group dynamic in a fun and interactive way. We offer a variety of social skills groups.

Social ROOTS Program

Play-based group for children (developmental ages 2-3) with needs in the area of play socialization.

  • Turn taking
  • Eye contact
  • Using words and phrases to comment or request
  • Imitation
  • Functional and pretend toy play
  • Identifying basic feelings and emotions
  • Sharing and playing alongside others

Limited to a group of 2 children only and each child is seen for a portion of the session by both the Speech-Language Pathologist and Occupational therapist.

These groups are offered intermittently throughout the week based on staff schedules and pairing of children.


Curriculum-based group for children (developmental ages 3-4) with needs in the area of play

  • Initiating conversation
  • Initiating and responding to joint attention
  • Taking turns when speaking
  • Engage in appropriate topics
  • Sharing
  • Identifying feelings and emotions in others
  • Developing appropriate social language to use with peers

Currently enrolling for this class on Fridays from 10-12 Mondays from 4-5 and Wednesdays from 4-5:00.


Curriculum-based group for children(developmental ages 4-6) with needs in the area of group and peer interaction

  • Initiating conversation
  • Initiating and responding to joint attention
  • Appropriately interacting with peers and adults
  • Taking turns when speaking/topic maintenance
  • Sharing
  • Problem solving
  • Expressing and identifying feelings and emotions


*Since children develop at different rates and abilities regardless of age, personal screeners and “trial” visits will help determine which group is right for your child.

This offering may be billable to insurance as an occupational or speech therapy session. We would be happy to verify benefits for you.