Social Skills Group
Social skills groups enhance a variety of social skills concerns, such as HOW to help children make and maintain friendships, develop self-confidence, and behave more appropriately.
Children are taught how to read social cues and how to react appropriately to them. During group sessions, role-plays and group interaction are used so the children can practice all the newly taught skills. The therapist uses behavioral reinforcements to encourage rule compliance, involvement, and use of appropriate social skills, while also encouraging and supporting the children to practice these skills outside of the session.
Social skills groups are facilitated at our Mental Health Center in 300 Knickerbocker Rd, Cresskill, NJ. These are beneficial for children who may exhibit one or more of the following Challenges:
- Issues with separations and independence
- Difficulty creating and maintaining friends and friendships
- Misinterpreting social cues and scare away potential friends
- Feel rejected by peers and don’t know why?
- Debilitating shyness
- Difficulty sharing and taking turns
- Body Space Issues (Keeping personal space)
- Understand Social Cues
- Difficulty accept Wining or Loosing
- Difficulty with Problem Solving (Thinking black or white)
- Anger Management
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Poor Communication Skills
- Social skills groups deal with active listening, conversational skills, problem solving, anger management, teasing and bullying, management of negative feelings, sharing and compromising, and identifying and understanding personal emotions as well as the feelings of others.
Our unique social skills groups:
- Run by TWO trained therapists: psychotherapists and/or Behavioral Therapists and/or clinical social worker.
- Small group (4-7 children)
- Require initial intake meeting to assess the child needs
- The child pared to the group by age and developmental stage
- Structured meetings that include learning and practice different social skill
- WEEKLY Newsletter sent to parents to share the topic of our meeting
- Joining IEP and school meetings (upon parents request)
- Fair Lawn