Playing and Living Socially (P.A.L.S.) Ages 6 – 9 and 9 – 12

Led by Rebekah Bryson, these groups will take place every other week on Saturday mornings.  The groups will focus on teaching kids to make and keep friends, develop their conversation skills, and help them to understand others’ points of view in order to get along better in a group. These groups have an open enrollment, […]

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P.A.L.S. (Playing and Living Socially) Group

Rob Adams, Psy.D. and Andrew Schlegelmilch, Ph.D. lead our P.A.L.S. (Playing and Living Socially) groups. These ongoing sessions cover topics such as: Engaging in and sustaining age-appropriate conversational exchanges Choosing appropriate topics Remaining on topic Demonstrating cooperation Using self-regulation techniques Sharing personal social struggles with fellow peers in order to feel less alone   Please […]

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social skills and giftedness

Supporting the Social Development of Gifted Kids – Podcast

Does your gifted child have trouble connecting with peers? Does your child have trouble working or playing with peers? Is he or she emotionally sensitive and more easily hurt by what peers say and do? Dr. Meghan Barlow explores the factors that interfere with the social relationships of gifted kids. She discusses such topics as […]

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Fun with Friends Summer Social Skills Group Ages 4-6

Join Sarah Saunders, MA, LPCC, for a social skills group that will teach your child how to become a flexible thinker and social problem solver. Skills learned include: The Group Plan Body in the Group Thinking with Your Eyes Thoughts & Feelings Brain in the Group Whole Body Listening These skills will be targeted through […]

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Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

Does emotional intensity go hand-in-hand with giftedness? Meghan Barlow, PhD, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will discuss why gifted children may have more extreme emotional reactions, explosions, and anxieties. Dr. Barlow will provide a perspective to help families understand how their child’s intensities can be framed as strengths and she will also provide tips on […]

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Enrolling Now: Holiday Social Skills Groups

Ages 4 – 13 NEW this season: Holiday-themed social activities & party (all groups) Field trip (Superheroes & The Crew) New handouts for parents Make-up classes Saturday Schedule: 4-6 year olds “Social Explorers” curriculum 8:45-10:15am 7-10 year olds “Superheroes” curriculum 10:30am-noon 10-13 year olds “The Crew” curriculum 12:15-1:45pm Dates: 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16 (make-ups […]

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Now Enrolling: Summer 2017 Social Skills Camps

Christine Jurik, MA, BCBA, COBA is now enrolling for the Summer session of Social Skills Group therapy, which will begin on June 10. This therapy service is a good fit for children who have difficulty making or keeping friends or who have difficulty being a part of group activities. All children are welcome, with or without […]

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Winter II Social Skills Groups: The Crew

The Winter II 2017 “The Crew” Social Skills Group is designed for children between the ages of 10-13 and meets on Saturdays from March 4- April 1. For more information on this group or to register, visit our Social Skills Groups page.

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