Social Skills Groups

Our social skills groups utilize the SocialThinking curriculum. Developed by Michelle Garcia Winner, Social Thinking addresses the thinking behind social skills. Brooke Andrews, M.A CCC-SLP  has completed the Social Thinking Clinical Training Program at the Center for Social Thinking.

Our groups teach Social Thinking and related to social skills to students with:

High functioning autism

PDD-NOS

Asperger Syndrome

Nonverbal Learning Disability

ADHD

Executive Function Difficulties

And for all others in the murky gray area of social thinking!

Social Skills Assessments:

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.

2018 Social  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.

Learn more about SocialThinking here: https://www.socialthinking.com/

 

A shy child speaks up loud and clear

At the age of 2, my son’s preschool teacher noticed he was a little behind in his speech, he was muttering in a low tone. It was hard for anyone to understand what he was trying to tell us. When I was told he needed therapy, I was a bit nervous because my son is very shy around people he is not familiar with. I was afraid the speech therapist would get nowhere with him, but boy was I wrong. By the end of his first session with Ms. Brooke my son was comfortable with her; he did not want the session to end. Ms. Brooke took the time to research new ideas and activities that would accommodate my son’s needs to help him open his mouth when speaking. She focused the entire session on making sure he practiced the ability to speak up loud and clear while still having fun and kept him engaged. He only had therapy for 5 short months; Ms. Brooke gave him the confidence he needed to speak up. He continues to ask to see Ms. Brooke, he misses her so much. She left him with such great moments and experiences that I do not think he will ever forget her.

Dolores S.

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