After-School Social Skills Programs

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Essential Ingredients
  • All groups are taught using the fundamental principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Social Skills curriculums are chosen and implemented based on the developmental level and learning styles of the group
  • Individualized, measurable goals are created for each student
  • ​Provide structure, predictablility and clearly defined boundaries and expectations
  • Foster lasting friendships
  • Strive to make abstract social concepts more concrete
  • Improve social motivation, social initiation and social responding
  • Reduce interfering problem behavior using positive reinforcement and motivation

Why us?

7-Step Model for Teaching Social Skills

Top 10 Targeted
Social Skills

1. Set Goal- Choose and clearly define a manageable social skills goal.  Based on parent questionaire, student observation and consulation with the student.
2. Teach- Explain what the behavior looks like and why behavior is important. 
3. Model- Demonstrate the desired social behavior.
4. Practice- Role-play the desired behavior.
5. Prompt- Prompt for a natural display of desired behavior.
6. Reinforce- Reinforce group memebers after the demonstrated desired behavior.
7. Generalize- Encourage practice of the behavior outside the group.

1. Appropriate social play skills
2. Recognizing and understanding social cues
3. Increasing self-esteem and self- awareness
4. Conversation skills
5. Building and maintaining friendships
6. Problem solving and compromising 
7. Teamwork and good sportsmanship
8. Flexibility and coping strategies
9. Handling bullying
10. Understanding complex emotions and regulating feelings 
Semesters: 2018-2019
Fall: August 20th - November 1st
Winter: November 13th- February 14th
Spring: February 25th- May 16th

Weekly Sessions 

Monday/Wednesday         6-8 years
Monday/Wednesday            8-10 years
Tuesday/Thursday                   11-13 years
Tuesday/ Thursday                  14-16 years

 How Much?

Social Groups
(6-16 years)


  • All groups are designed for high-functioning children and young adults diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's,  ADHD and/or Developmental Disabilities

  • 1:1 support is available for behavioral and/or communication assistance as appropriate. 

 For more information contact: 

Laura McLain, BCaBA
[email protected]
Billy Richardson, BCBA
[email protected]

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