Raleigh & Cary Social Skills Groups
Learn with the Best is thrilled to offer social skills on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (gr. K-2) and 5:00 - 6:00 pm (gr. 3-5) throughout the year. We will be using a curriculum called Skillstreaming The Elementary Child. The information below can help you determine if this specific curriculum would be helpful to your child.
Skillstreaming is a research-based prosocial skills training program that teaches students how to handle a variety of day-to-day concerns in positive ways. These sessions are typically conducted in a group setting, made up of 4 to 8 students. Skillstreaming is made up of a four-part training approach, which consists of modeling, role-playing, performance feedback and generalization.The instructor will describe and model the skill, have each student practice the skill by acting out a scenario with a peer, give feedback on what was done well and what could be worked on, and send home an assignment to practice the skill in the home or community. Some examples of lessons include following instructions, ignoring distractions, playing a game, showing and understanding another's feelings, dealing with fear and setting a goal.
The specific curriculum would be beneficial for a child who is able to remember and follow rules, finds value in social attention and is motivated to interact with others but has limited skills. A higher level of language is also necessary in order for your child to be successful when using this curriculum. For example, your child should use pronouns, adjectives and prepositions, spontaneously make comments to you, be able to hold a conversation, describe an event and request information when needed. Social skills can still be taught to your child, if they do not yet have these prerequisites, using other interventions. Some of these include increasing approach behavior and staying with peers, sharing toys, responding to peer requests, asking peers for toys or attention and playing a game with a peer.
Learn with the Best's Social Skills Groups are run by Ms. Aysha, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Educated at West Virginia University for her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psycology and at the University of Pittsburgh to obtain her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis, Ms. Aysha has implemented the principles of ABA in both clinical and school settings for over 5 years.
|Please note, since Ms. Aysha is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, you may be able to submit your invoices to your insurance company for reimbursement. We are happy to provide coded invoices for you to use for this purpose.|
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