Social Skills Programs 2019

New Social Skills groups (TRUNKS & BRANCHES) starting September 16th and runs through November 18th. Group run by both Speech and Occupational Therapy! Call for details or to sign up your child!

The Aspen BUD program is a weekly social skills group that focuses 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 and the Zones of Regulation 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 (developmental ages 2-3)

TIME: TBD

Play-based group for children 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

SOCIAL TRUNKS (developmental ages 3-4)

Mondays 4:00-5:00

Curriculum-based group for children 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

SOCIAL BRANCHES (developmental ages 4-6)

Mondays 4:00-5:00

Curriculum-based group for children 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

SOCIAL LEAVES (ages 6-8)

TBD

  • Problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Topic maintenance
  • Working/collaborating with peers
  • Expressing emotion appropriately
  • Creating friendships
  • Working in a group

SOCIAL FOREST (ages 8-11)

TIME:TBD

  • Public speaking
  • Group presentation
  • Create engaging conversation

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

This offering may be billable to insurance; we would be happy to verify benefits for you.