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Social Skill Groups

Social Skill Groups

KidsLink offers a wide range of social skill development groups for children and young adults with autism spectrum and related disorders. Group offerings are available based on ability levels, communication levels and ages. Read below to choose a Social Skill Group that is right for your child.   To register, please complete and submit the Application.  Questions on groups?  Please contact Sue Corp at scorp@kidslinkohio.com.

Grade School age children

Success Club – The Success Club is a psychology-based social skill group for children ages 6-9 with Asperger Disorder or high functioning autism. It is a therapeutic program designed to teach specific social skills, followed by group opportunities to allow practice of those skills. To benefit from this group, the participant should be in a regular education curriculum with age-appropriate verbal skills.

Social Language Group – The Social Language Groups are therapeutic social skill groups offered by speech therapy. They are designed to teach social skills, as well as to improve conversation skills. Children with a language delay or significant pragmatic language disorder will benefit most from this group. Functional language is required for appropriate participation. Children are pre-screened by a speech therapist to be matched with peers at a similar communication level, for maximum benefit to the child.

Teens

Teen Groups for Adolescents and Teens in Middle School and High School – Teen groups are a psychology-based social group for students with social anxiety, ADHD or high-functioning autism. The groups are divided into Teen (MS) and Teen (HS).  Teens are able to discuss issues and social situations that they encounter at school and learn to problem-solve together in a therapeutic setting. Community activities are provided which help to allow practice of social skills in a natural setting. To benefit from this program, participants should be in a regular education curriculum with age-appropriate verbal skills.

ADHD Club – program designed for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years diagnosed with ADHD or who may have difficulties with executive functioning skills.  Facilitated by Rachel Pasquerilla, EdS, BCBA and Lindsey Tornow, EdS, BCBA this program promotes strategies for organization and school success through student and parent involvement.

Peers with Purpose- Designed for teens 13 – 18 with mild to moderate cognitive and/or social behavioral impairments.  While working on projects teens will have the opportunity to work on their personal goals with support of a typical peer.  Designed and facilitated by Rachel Pasquerilla, EdS, BCBA.  Please call the office for additional information or to register.

Independence clinics – Direct instruction of independent living skills and social thinking curriculum for ages 16 – 24 with mild communicative or social challenges.

 

YOUNG ADULTS

Young Adult Group – This is a psychology-based social group for young adults who have graduated high school with Asperger disorder, high functioning autism, or social anxiety disorder and have difficulty being in group settings. The program is designed to improve social skills and increase social engagement with same-age peers. Community activities appropriate for young adults provide the opportunity to practice the skills taught. Developed and directed by Michelle DePolo, Psy.D., BCBA-D.

Independence clinics – Direct instruction of independent living skills and social thinking curriculum for ages 16 – 24 with mild communicative or social challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

What's Happening

Teen Groups

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit the Social Skills page for detailed information.

Young Adult Group

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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