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Posted on Mar 9, 2017 in Autism, Children, Counseling, News, Other Resources, Parenting, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Social Skills, Therapy

Autism Social Skills Groups Forming Now

Social skills are an important part of every child’s development. The formation of these skills is often key to developing meaningful relationships as well as a contributor to academic success.elementary social skills group

What are social skills?

Social skills are learned behaviors which promote positive relationships and interactions with other people. Some of these skills are:

  • Communicating with others
  • Negotiating
  • Problem solving
  • Showing empathy
  • Being helpful
  • Expressing generosity
  • Participating in group activities.

Why social skills groups for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – and other disabilities – often lack social skills. Learning how to communicate effectively – both verbally and non-verbally – with peers can boost self-esteem, combat loneliness and help lay a foundation for a successful academic and social experience.

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Social Skills Groups at Agor Behavioral Health Services, Inc.

We invite children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to join one of our social skills groups which will provide:

  • Evidenced-based interventions that will teach a specific skill each week utilizing various teaching modalities
  • Curriculum based on Michelle Garcia Winner’s approach to teaching social skills
  • Individualized goals for each child to develop and practice within the home and community
  • A foundation for developing friendships with same aged peers
  • Two age-appropriate groups available:
    • Elementary Social Skills Group
    • Middle School Social Skills Group
  • Bi-weekly parent training opportunities

Register your child for a Social Skills Group

For additional information or to register your child for one of the groups, please call Dr. Jennifer Stafiej at 630-621-5824 or email jstafiej@doctoragor.com.

Social Skills Groups meet at the Naperville office, located in the Tamarack Medical Center, at 24024 Brancaster Drive.

Click here to download Social Skills Groups information flier.