Social Skills Groups
Although some children have no problems navigating their social environment, other children may have a difficult time understanding and using social skills. To these children, social skills may need to be taught. BIG’s Social Skills Groups are unique groups that tailor their focus on a particular social skill, such as empathy, conflict resolution, figurative language, making and keeping friends, etc.
Supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, the focus of each group varies based on an assessment of the age and needs of the students in each of the small groups. With the use of a data-based decision protocol, BIG is able to ensure that learning occurs for each child. Research-based tactics and interventions are based on the principles of ABA, helping children benefit from a variety of ABA-based teaching techniques including, but not limited to, modeling, role-playing and peer-mediated learning opportunities.
Social Skills Groups may focus on these topics and more:
- Group rules/introductions
- Friendship skills and blockers
- Identifying/expressing emotions
- Coping with anger and anxiety
- Peer conflict
For more information, call BIG at (225) 757-8002.