Social Skills Groups
Social skills groups are the best way to help children make and keep friends and deal with teasing. They are also a great source of support and encouragement to children who feel socially isolated or rejected by their peers. When peer relationships are the primary area of difficulty, group therapy is the most effective format. We can “teach” social skills in individual therapy; however, the child must “practice” using the skills with peers in order to integrate the knowledge into real life situations. Generalization of the skills to real life settings is the goal, but this can be especially hard to do when strong emotions get in the way.
Our social skills groups teach the acquisition of skills and also focus on performance. For more information about our social skills groups or our current social skill group schedule, please click on one of the links below.
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