Children will bring a lunch to enjoy and practice the context of eating in a social setting, play games, and do crafts/experiments. The group will target social communication skills with peers such as:
-maintaining a conversation -following the plans of others -using language to regulate emotions -negotiating roles in play
For children that need to further develop social communication skills, a group with matched peers can be a conducive therapy context. Children are strategically paired based language level, skills that need to be targeted, and emotional regulation needs. Meeting the needs of every child is a priority, so groups are developed based on the child's needs rather than to fit a certain curriculum or program. Our goal for social communication groups is to provide a motivating social environment where children can develop skills to become competent communicators in functional everyday social contexts.