Program focus is on early social targets such as joint attention, social referencing and imitation. This service delivery model is best suited for learners age 3-5 with autism and related disabilities who have emerging language and benefit from additional supports to interact more positively and reciprocally with peers, expand their play skills repertoire, make their wants and needs known and follow classroom & safety directions. All skills are taught via multiple opportunities for practice embedded into fun play based activities.
Adolescent Social Skills
Multiple groups for the 5-10 year olds are available. Groups are formed based on age, (5-7 & 8-10) but also areas of strength and need as well as interests. Each group has a different global focus designed to best meet the individual needs of our participants. Commonly targeted social skill areas are: increasing cooperative play, social problem solving and conflict resolution, perspective taking and conversation skills. The primary intervention package involves instruction, modeling and rehearsal of skills with multiple opportunities for practice within the context of naturalistic activities.