Social Skills Groups for students ages 5 to 18 years old
We have weekly Social Skills Groups all school year long, starting September 26th. These groups meet every Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
How to Sign Up
We currently have a waiting list for our Social Skills Groups, but please fill out an inquiry form here and we will contact you as soon as we are able.
About Social Skills Groups
Our Social Skills Groups are designed for students who need coaching in peer relationships and conversations. The ideal participant is able to converse with others but may need prompting to initiate or respond to peers. We use the principles of Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Each group session consists of fun social games and activities. However each activity includes learning opportunities that are specifically designed to focus on intensive instruction that supports peer-to-peer socialization. Intensive instruction is embedded into activities. It is derived from evidence-based concepts of verbal behavior and behavior analysis. Intensive instruction focuses on developing the necessary skills needed to initiate with and respond to peers.
Each session is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The group conversations and verbal skills are facilitated by applied behavior therapists.
We have created 2 types of specialized social skills groups to best fit different student’s social needs. One group is a best fit for children who are conversational but require extra help and prompting to socialize. And the second group facilitates basic social skills for students who need more intensive instruction to interact with peers.
We are also developing a social skills class which will focus on more subtle issues such as bullying, personal space, perspective taking, etc. All classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. An interview with parents will help determine the best group for your child.
Cost (per semester):
$150 for members of The Arc of Loudoun; for membership information go to: http://www.paxtoncampus.org/about-us/membership/ to learn more.
$200 for non-members.
Please fill out an inquiry form here and we will contact you as soon as we are able.