ABA Social Skills Groups for kids with ASD
These groups are for designed for high-functioning children on the Autism Spectrum but are open to any and all children who may benefit from additional social skills practice. Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and social communication disorders have difficulty making and maintaining friends. These groups are meant to create a fun and safe place for your child to play, make friends, and gain social confidence.
Groups are led by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and will focus on the development of peer relations, age-typical play, social skills, and relationship development. Groups will also include one typical peer role model. Each child will be given an individual in-take assessment whereby their target social skills will be determined for the session. Data will be taken during each session to monitor and measure your child’s progress with his/her targeted skills. As target skills are mastered, new target skills will be added so that each child is continually growing in their ability to play, learn, and interact with peers.
Target skills include (but are not limited to) greeting peers, introducing one's self, asking peers to play, accepting peer requests to play, engaging in age-appropriate play with peers for gradually extended periods of time, answering individual questions, answering group questions, eye contact, proper body posture when conversing, and maintaining a conversation on a specific topic. Target skills will differ for each individual child in the group and will be based upon that child's individual in-take assessment.
All target skills will be addressed in a fun, safe, and structured setting. The group will take part in group circle time, social activities, games such as Hide and Seek, Red Rover, board games, art, music, movement, guided peer play, and group projects.
A field trip is planned for the end of the session. This outing will be determined based upon the interests and abilities of the group at that time.
• Age-Appropriate Play Skills
• Greater Social Understanding & Awareness
• Group Interaction
• Social Initiation and Responsiveness
• Group games that your child might encounter with peers at school or on the playground.
• Lasting Friendships
• To create both the desire and the ability to interact with peers
• Building a wide variety of new interests
Groups meet for one hour a week for a 8 week sessions. If you and your child would like to re-enroll for the next session, a new in-take assessment will NOT be required. Groups are broken down into two age groups: Ages 6-9 and ages 9-11.
Groups will take place at Campbell House Psychological Associates
101 State St
7-11 year olds- Wednesdays 5:30-6:30
4-6 year olds- Thursdays 5:30-6:30
In-take assessment: $70 (1 hour- includes assessment and target skill development).
Classes: $320 for an 8 week session (includes continual data collection, target skill management, skill teaching, and progress reports)
*Fees are non-refundable. Missed classes will not be refunded nor can they be made up at a later date.*
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