Social Skills Groups
ICAN’s Social Skills Groups provide opportunities for your child to build on their social interests in a group setting. Social Skills Group programs are designed to help your child build friendships, share and expand their play skills, learn conflict resolution strategies, learn self-regulation strategies, and grow
their independence with functional interactions across all environments.
DOES MY CHILD NEED SSG?
If your child has a handle on verbal language and follows group directions with occasional support, he/she is ready to be evaluated for Social Skills Group. Red flags that your child may benefit from Social Skills Group:
Has difficulty making friends
Social but unsuccessful
Doesn’t know what to do in social situations Doesn’t follow unspoken ”social rules” Needs help with basic social interactions
Social Skills Groups are facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team including Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs), counselors (LMHC), and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
Individual and group progress is monitored weekly. Families should expect two progress notes per quarter. Progress Reports contain recommendations for ongoing Social Skills Group participation or discharge.