Summer 2020 Groups
We will be updating our website with information about future group plans for summer and fall. With the Covid-19 situation, our existing groups are being provided via telehealth but we are hoping that we may be able to offer some in-person groups beginning in early July. This will be dependent on recommendations from health officials and if we are able to re-open our office with appropriate precautions in place.
If interested in a future group opportunity please complete the
For general group information, philosophy for grouping, schedule and fee Group Information Sheet
- Social CBT
- Little Social Explorers
- Creative Kids Design Club
- Flex for Social Success
- Social Theatre
Social Cognitive Skills groups for:
⇒ Children, and teens based on age/grade and social cognitive skills level.
⇒ Participants who have average or above cognitive abilities and solid language skills.
⇒ Participants who are able to regulate their behavior with minimal prompting/support.
See below for descriptions of our social cognitive skills groups.
Social Cognitive Skills (Social CBT) Groups
Social CBT Groups: Our social-cognitive behavior therapy groups use cognitive psychotherapy concepts along with vocabulary and methodology from Social Thinking®. These groups work on perspective taking, self awareness, social awareness, self regulation and how our thoughts and feelings influence our behavior. We work on teaching problem solving and more adaptive ways to think about and cope with environmental and social stressors. Self regulation and social attention are important skills for social functioning and necessary to improve our ability to observe and process social information with more reliability. Participants will learn to work together and provide one another with supportive and constructive peer feedback.
Elementary K-1st grade
Boys 4th-5th grade
Girls 4th -5th grade
Boys Middle School group
Girls Middle School group
Creative Kids Design Club
4th & 5th grade boys group- TBD
8 week group session
Day and Time - TBD
Apply social cognitive strategies and regulation tools, in a group setting with other kids, to create something amazing!This group is for children in grade levels 4th-6th with some prior experience learning Social Thinking concepts.
Each week a different social thinking concept will be reviewed and individual goals/intentions for the session will be set around that concept. The creative design project will be selected by the group but may include: lego design then building and/or a Rube Goldberg machine (a chain reaction made by a series of simple machines). The first 3 weeks will be introductory/planning, the next 4 weeks will be devoted to creating and perfecting our design, then the last week will be a presentation of the final product.
Facilitated by Jessica Amedeo, LCSW
Flex for Social Success
Group for boys 8-9-TBD
The group will learn how to be flexible as they think about others in play and group situations. Developing varied interests and showing interest through conversation will be addressed. Role play, conversation practice, and other social thinking tools will be utilized.
Facilitated by Amy Malone, LCSW
Social Theatre™ Groups
Social Theatre occurs in a group therapy setting, where participants learn about social skills through script writing and improvisational theatre activities. Participants are taken through a collaborative writing process at the speed they are comfortable, then eventually perform their own skits in the community. Scripts are written about social fails and how to correct the situations. Their skits include strategies utilizing social emotional concepts from Social Thinking®, Assertiveness Training, Skillstreaming, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Actual sessions are 45-50 minutes with a parent briefing afterwards. The parent briefing includes a discussion of the activities, the rationale and teaching behind the activities, as well as an optional weekly family assignment. Moreover, during this time, we also brainstorm and plan outings where the participants can perform.
Saturdays: intermediate (3-5th) nuance social learner-Openings available
Saturdays: Junior High (6-8th) -Full
Saturdays: 8th-10th grade nuance social learner- Openings available - Saturday 10:15 am
Mondays: Jr. High emerging social learner-Full
Mondays: High School emerging social learner-Full
Young Adult/College Age Social Theatre coming this fall click here for flyer -openings available
For more information on Social Thinking please visit their website