Social Skills Groups
Our social skills groups utilize the SocialThinking curriculum, developed by Michelle Garcia Winner. Brooke Andrews, M.A CCC-SLP SLP is has completed the Social Thinking Clinical Training Program at the Center for Social Thinking.
Our groups are for teaching Social Thinking and related to social skills to students with:
High functioning autism
Nonverbal Learning Disability
Executive Function Difficulties
And for all others in the murky gray area of social thinking!
We also provide comprehensive social skills assessments based the ILAUGH Model ( SocialThinking(™) to look more deeply at a variety of skills such as theory of mind, perspective taking, and understanding/use of nonverbal communication.
2017-2018 Social Connections Groups
Social Adventure: Preschool-Kindergarten
This program is based on the We Thinkers! Curriculum. Through music, stories and dramatic play activities, early learners will explore the fundamental concepts of Social Thinking®. Social thinking® will be explored through stories, art, drama and pretend play. This program will introduce preschool children and early learners to the core concepts of social cognition.
SOCIAL SUPERHERO: Elementary
This group is designed to help children improve their problem – solving and coping skills as they learn about “Superflex” and his rivals, the “Team of “Unthinkables.” Help your child to develop and improve his/her social cognition. We will focus on social thinking concepts that will teach your child how to: think about others, participate in a group, develop a social emotional vocabulary, and understand the perspective of their peers. Through group activities, they will learn and practice these fundamental skills and strategies.
FEES A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required with this application. The deposit will be refunded if it is decided after the meeting that the group will not benefit your child at this time. Payment in full is expected two weeks prior to the group’s start date. Payments can be made by check.
INSURANCE The social cognitive thinking groups may be covered by your insurance plan. You can check with your carrier regarding coverage. While we will give you an invoice with the CPT code 92508 (Group Speech Therapy) we do not accept insurance reimbursement directly from your carrier. At times your insurance company may ask us to complete forms and/or provide therapy notes. Depending upon the time involved, there may be an additional fee to fulfill their requests. You will be given notice of this at that time.