Social Skills Groups - Elementary
The goal of social skills groups is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults through enhancing his/her ability to use language for social thinking. Foundational skills of social communication are taught in the initial phases of the group sessions followed by activities and tasks geared towards the generalization of those skills. Groups typically consist of 4-6 children aged similarly (within 2 years approximately.) At the Chandler Clinic, an evidenced based curriculum is implemented and delivered by highly trained instructors who are Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapists as well as speech language pathologists.
Social Skills Dyads - All Ages
The goal of social skills dyads is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults through enhancing his/her ability to learn language. This delivery model is considered a prerequisite to the social skills groups. Children in the dyads are considered language learners and may need additional assistance with behavior as well as attention. Instruction is individualized and geared around the basic foundational pragmatic skills. A dyad is comprised of two children matched similarly through skill set and ability level. Services are delivered by a highly trained Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and/or a speech language pathologist with extensive training in applied behavior analysis. .
Social for Life Skills - Adolescent
The goal of social for life skills groups is to improve an individual’s social interaction with his/her peers and adults as it relates language skills and adolescence. Using evidence-based curriculum, skills such as social inferencing, reading and delivering nonverbal body language, adjusting registers (how you speak to a peer versus adults), delivering greetings/salutations, appropriate use of social media, in addition to much more. Instruction may be delivered in a variety of settings to teach generalization skills. Services are delivered by a highly trained Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and/or a speech language pathologist.
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