Social skill impairment is a common feature of children with ASD or processing disorders. A common misconception is that these children lack interest in relating with others. These children do not choose to alienate themselves- they simply don’t know how to interact with their peers because they are missing the skills that are essential for developing meaningful social peer relationships.
Common social skills weaknesses include:
Using appropriate social greetings
Initiating social conversations
Opening and closing a conversation
Initiating peer interaction and joining play
Interpreting facial expressions and body language
Observing and imitating appropriate social and behavior in specific situations
Predicting and understanding the emotions and reactions of others
Our Treatment Program:
Participate in a social skills screening to determine which level will be most appropriate
Be placed in a group with others whose skills are closely matched
Be expected to start and complete the 8 week program
Participate in a home program that will supplement and enhance the social skills program’s success
We do not participate in IEPs, Due Process Hearings or Fair Hearings. If you require follow up information beyond the evaluation report, you may request a letter of support for additional information that you may need for your child.