kids social groups in Vaughan

Social Groups for kids with learning disabilities and ADHD


Our social groups can help you meet new people and build confidence. Ultimately, 

 Our  six week long program will: 


Help participants develop social skills, life skills, and problem-solving strategies, including conversation and necessary interaction skills

Help participants improve communication through eye contact, tone of voice, body language, listening and conversations

Allow participants to use these skills in a variety of activities, such as group discussion, cooperative games, role-playing, art projects, and recreational activities

Assist participants in developing an awareness of their styles of interacting

Promote self-esteem and build confidence


Why practice social skills?


Many children with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder struggle when interacting  and socializing with peers

In general, the ability to understand social interactions, read facial expressions, perceive and express emotions, and interpret language’s more subtle meanings is acquired intuitively at an early age. Those with learning disabilities, however, sometimes need extra help in both developing and understanding these social skills. As they learn, they also need a safe and supportive place where they can practice these skills.

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Session Topics:


Week 1:  Welcome to Friendship Club & Understanding Friendships


Week 2:  Non-verbal Communication (body language, eye contact, social cues, facial expressions and tone of voice)


Week 3: Active Listening & Problem Solving


 Week 4: Emotional Awareness: Dealing with Anger & Stress


Week 5:  Dealing with Bullying, Self-esteem & Self-confidence


Week 6: Compromising, Making Plans & Maintaining Friendships


** Topics may vary depending on the needs of the groups


Who can participate?


Children ages 5-13  with Learning Disabilities and AD(H)D who are having difficulties interacting and socializing with peers.


Location and Time:

area 1:9600 Bathurst St Thornhill

location 2:10501 Weston Rd, Woodbridge 


Groups meet on Saturdays 


Students are split up into two groups according to age & skill level: 


Group 1: Ages 5-8                       Group 1: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


Group 2: Ages 9-13                    Group 2: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


**Groups will be confirmed after the Intake Interview is conducted


 


2017-2018 Session Dates:


 Session 1: October 14 -November  18


 Session 2: January 20 -March 3 **No program Feb 17 (Family Day Long Weekend)**


 Session 3:    April 7- May 12


 Session 4:  May 26- June 30


 


Space is limited to 8 children per group.


 


Fee:


$300.00 per 6-week long session


 


Note:  This program does not take the place of therapy. 


 


How to Register:


Please fill out the application form below to provide us with information about your child’s social difficulties and goals

After your form has been submitted, you will be contacted to arrange an intake interview

Schedule and attend the intake with your child. The intake provides us with a chance to get to know your child and gives you an opportunity to ask questions and gather information

Based on this intake, we will decide whether or not this is the program will be beneficial for your child and which group they will be in.Overcome social isolation. We run groups for autistic children provides an individual program that integrated into the social group that we built for every child.Social skills activities also help children with ADHD and Learning Disability not only children with autism.

The House Groups and Club

  we provide:

kids social groups in Vaughan and kids social groups social skills activities in Toronto

Group programs that focus on teaching social skills and group learning skills to children with Autism Asperger's Syndrome, nonverbal learning disabilities, and ADHD. Called "Social Clubs"-our social skills students attend once a week and learn a variety of social and behavioral skills that will help them interact with and learn from others. Instruction is provided on skills such as observational learning, social communication, reading social cues and cooperative play. Additionally, these sessions allow students to practice learning within a group format and build skills necessary for pre-school or school settings.

Our program by Levels:

Beginning  

  1. Greetings
  2. Attending to group
  3. Behavioural control
  4. Turn taking
  5. Observational learning
  6. Listening to peer
  7. Social initiation

Intermediate

  1. Basic conversation skills
  2. Joint attention
  3. Following friends
  4. Assertiveness & Conviction
  5. Playing by rules
  6. Compromising
  7. Recognizing disinterest

Advanced

  1. Negotiation
  2. Compromise
  3. Topical conversation
  4. Age appropriate interests
  5. Social inference
  6. Problem solving skills
  7. Cooperation

Regestration

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Contact Us

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We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

The House of Development -Autism child therapy and parent counseling-North York,Ontario,Canada

10501 Weston Rd, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8L1, Canada

(647) 528-8659

Hours

Clinic:

Monday - Friday: 7pm - 9pm*

Saturday: closed

Sunday: 8am-7pm


*parent groups