Social Scouts – Fall 2021
DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS & SELF-REGULATION STRATEGIES FOR CHILDREN
9 thru 12 years old
Social Scouts is an effective small group therapy program focusing on developing communication, self-regulation skills and strategies to navigate social situations and negotiate peer interactions. Through building awareness of social cues, group members will learn how to become “Social Scouts” to master the skills they need to navigate the social world. This program will include social communication and sensory motor activities in the sensory gym, games, art and concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® curricula. The group, co-led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist, will be limited to six children in order to provide individualized attention.
Develop verbal and non-verbal social skills via strategies for:
- Peer perspective taking
- Conversation skills
- Teamwork & Problem solving
- Developing sensory-based strategies to improve self-regulation
- Developing negotiation, sharing and game skills with peers
When: Tuesdays, August 31st – December 7th
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: $100 per session
To register, submit an electronic form.
Children are expected to attend every session (barring illness), as the sessions build on each other and group dynamics are an important component. These services are billed as Occupational and/or Speech Therapy services and many parents receive partial reimbursement from their insurance companies.
If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.