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Social Skills Program

SOCIAL SKILLS / PRAGMATICS

 

We are thrilled to reoffer our Sunday Social Skills/Pragmatics Program! The 3-hour program focuses on equipping learners in grades K-4 with social language and requisite skills to improve participation during social interactions. The program is ideal for leaners who struggle to make and maintain friendships, have difficulty participating in structured and unstructured play activities, struggle to initiate play with peers, and have trouble demonstrating reciprocal conversation skills.

 

During the 8-week program, learners receive direct instruction in the following areas:

  • Initiating and responding to greetings
  • Completing conversational volleys
  • Asking and answering social questions
  • Joining play and continuing play schemes
  • Plus additional topics and skills to foster social relationships!

 

For many students, direct instruction is a vital component for learning a new skill. Direct instruction explicitly teaches how and when to perform a behavior. In addition to direct instruction, the group format embeds planned and natural opportunities for students to practice learned skills.

 

Co-facilitated by a Speech and Language Pathologist and Licensed Behavior Specialist, the Social Skills/Pragmatics program skillfully blends social skills (behavior) and pragmatics (social language) in a fun and engaging environment.

 

Each session includes a community outing! Community trips allow for learners to practice newly acquired skills across multiple environments. While skills are initially taught within the program setting, outings provide naturally occurring opportunities to apply skills with similar-aged peers, such as engaging in conversations, reading social situations, advocating for self, and accepting changes in routines. 

 

Any K-4 student is considered eligible for the program. Participation in the program does not require enrollment at Stratford Friends School.

 

Dates:

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023     

Sunday, May 7, 2023

 

Time:

10:00am-1:00pm

 

Program Cost:

$1,350 per student (This includes a daily snack and any associated community outing fees)