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Social Skills Program


It is with great pleasure and excitement to offer our Social Skills/Pragmatics program for Summer 2023! The four-week program provides a great alternative to traditional summer camps for students who benefit from participating in highly structured and engaging learning environments. Sessions provide learners with the opportunity to maintain learned skills by remaining engaged in the learning process during the summer.
The program is ideal for learners 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 participating in reciprocal interactions with peers.
Co-facilitated by two Speech-Language Pathologists and a Licensed Behavior Specialist, the Social Skills/Pragmatics program skillfully blends social skills (behavior) and pragmatics (social language) in a fun and engaging environment.
In addition to whole group lessons and activities, students receive direct instruction in learning stations. Learning stations allow facilitators to differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of all learners. Daily, students rotate through 3-4 learning stations while receiving direct instruction in their areas of need. 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.
A unique component embedded into the program is the opportunity for weekly community outings. Community trips allow for learners to practice learned 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. Space is limited to maintain our student-teacher ratio of 3:1. Please contact us for more information. We look forward to connecting with you!
Program Dates:
To offer a flexible attendance option in consideration of summer travel plans, families can register for a minimum of any three sessions listed below. Families are welcome to register for ALL four sessions!
Session 1
July 31st, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 1st, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 2nd, 9:00am-1:00pm
Session 2
August 7th, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 8th, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 9th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Session 3
August 14th, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 15th, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 16th, 9:00am-1:00pm
Session 4
August 21st, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 22nd, 9:00am-1:00pm
August 23rd, 9:00am-1:00pm


Program Cost:
Register for 3 sessions for $2,050 per child
Register for 4 sessions for $2,250 per child
(The program cost includes a daily snack and any associated community outing fees)