Over the last twenty years, much research has indicated that social impairment is a common feature of ASD, and a common misperception is that these children lack interest in relating to others. Kids with ASD do not choose to alienate themselves – they are simply missing skills that are essential for developing meaningful peer relationships. You may have noticed some of these common social deficits.
- Opening and closing a conversation
- Initiating peer interaction and joining play
- Decoding facial expressions and body language
- Observing and mimicking appropriate social behavior in specific situations
- Predicting and understanding the emotions and reactions of others
What is a Social Skills program:
- Without support, children with ASD may have difficulty:–
- Starting up a conversation
- Inviting kids over to play
- Go to parties
- Joining activities
- Keeping up with the game or understanding the rules
Our Social Skills program includes:
- Parallel play (completing the same activity with peers but separately).
- Responding (peer asks for toy, and the child gives peer the toy).
- Cooperative Play (taking turns, playing tag).
- Initiating (asking peer to join the game).
- Contact us to book a free intake interview and join our social skills program.
Social skills schedule:
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday