What: A social skills group designed specifically for children with special needs to teach social thinking, social communication, friendship, and problem solving skills. The program will be delivered by registered psychologists with the assistant of developmental assistants.
Who: 8-12 year olds with special needs (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disability)
When: The group runs weekly for 6 weeks starting November 6th 2018, from 6:30-8:00 at Vivo in Calgary NW
Why: Research shows that many children with special needs have difficulty learning social skills intuitively which can result in bullying, poor self-esteem, lowered self-confidence, and poor mental health. However, studies show that children can be explicitly taught these skills which an assist in their social development. The focus of our social skills group is to foster the development of social skills in a structured and supportive small group that allows for fun, learning and chances to practice! Participants will have a chance to practice important skills like friendship skills and having conversations.
To register or learn more to see if your child would benefit from this unique opportunity, please contact:
Stephany Huynh: firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Alshaba Billawala: email@example.com