We serve children with a variety of social and communication challenges, including those with a diagnosis of Asperger’s, HFA, PDD-NOS, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and sensory issues, as well as those without a diagnosis who could benefit from working on friendship skills. In addition to social and communication skills, we work on sensory, speech, fine, and gross motor skills as much as possible.
Kate McClain Social Skills groups allow children to improve social, communication, and play skills in a small group of similar-age peers. The main goal is to help children and teens feel confident and successful in social situations by providing a structured and supportive environment in which to explore and play. We believe that generalization occurs best when skills are practiced in “true to real life” situations. Therefore, group lessons and activities are designed to replicate as many “real life” situations as possible. Each week, kids from Pre-K through 6th grade play seated and active games, eat snack together, have a lesson/group discussion time, and go out to the playground (weather permitting). Teens work on collaborative projects and go on outings in the community.