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.
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.
$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.
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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.
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10501 Weston Rd, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8L1, Canada
Monday - Friday: 7pm - 9pm*