We believe that all individuals deserve to have meaningful social relationships that will improve the quality of their life. Social relationships are the number one predictor of childhood success and here at Social Skills Training Academy we want to help support that process in any way we can. Our social skills groups cover a variety of topics that will help your child feel more confident and knowledgeable when in social situations.
Preschool Group (3 to 5 years):
The focus of this group is to teach and enhance age-typical play and social interaction. Through the use of fun and engaging activities and research-based teaching strategies, students will develop greater awareness of their social world. Teaching focuses on developing social play, sharing, taking turns, social conversation, transitioning between play, and many other age-appropriate social skills.
Early Elementary (5 to 7 years):
This program is designed to enhance age-typical play, social skills related to this age group, and skills needed to be as independent as possible in social learning situations. Skills will be introduced that teach successful peer interactions. Some of these skills will include: initiating conversations, reciprocal communication, social boundaries, maintaining friendships, and many other important age-appropriate social skills.
Later Elementary (7 to 11 years):
In this group, students are taught to further enhance the skills mentioned above. The focus of this group will be teaching the necessary skills to be successful in social situations. Age-appropriate interest and play will be discussed, as well as initiating conversations, reciprocal communication, social boundaries, maintaining friendships, and many other important age-appropriate social skills.
Middle School and High School (12 to 15 years):
The focus of this group is to facilitate the building of meaningful social relationships. This group will introduce the importance of age-appropriate interests, as well as the execution needed to maintain friendships. Skill areas addressed will be: understanding the social behavior of others, collaborative and cooperative interactions, increased flexibility and tolerance of others, understanding and navigating social media and planning age-typical activities.
Please call (805) 506-3390 for more information regarding our social skills groups or follow us on social media