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Current Groups: Fall 2023

Eight Week Fall Sessions:

Child Group: Tuesdays September 19th-November 14th 6pm, 50 minute session 

Group Goals Include: 

  • Conversation Skills

  • Listening Skills

  • Playing Fair

  • Feelings

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Problem Solving

  • Making Friends


  • Ages 6-10

  • 6-8 participants per group

  • Please call or email to set-up initial screening

Adolescent Group: Mondays September 18th-November 13th 5pm-7pm

Group Description:

  • We are proud to offer therapeutic drama-based social skills groups for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Groups utilize improvisational games to teach and practice social skills with an emphasis on relationship-building and friendship skills. 

Goals Include:

  • Perspective-taking

  • group interaction

  • body language

  • and more…

Social Skills Group: Welcome

General Information

Join our exciting Social Skills Group for children and unlock the power of connection! Designed for young minds to thrive in a supportive and engaging environment, our group offers a unique opportunity for children to develop and enhance their social skills in a fun and interactive way.

Led by experienced facilitators, our program focuses on fostering essential communication abilities, promoting empathy, building friendships, and boosting self-confidence. Through a variety of dynamic activities, games, and role-playing exercises, children will learn valuable social techniques such as active listening, effective conversation starters, non-verbal communication, and conflict resolution.

What is a Social Skills Group?

A social skills group is a structured therapeutic program designed to help individuals improve their social interactions and develop effective communication skills. These groups bring together individuals who may struggle with social interactions or face challenges in understanding and responding to social cues.

In a social skills group, participants engage in a variety of activities, discussions, and role-playing exercises that target specific social skills and behaviors. The group provides a safe and inclusive environment for individuals to practice and refine their social abilities, such as making eye contact, initiating and maintaining conversations, active listening, understanding emotions, empathy, problem-solving, and conflict resolution.

Trained professionals utilize evidence-based techniques to guide the participants through various social scenarios, offer constructive feedback, and teach strategies for improving social skills. 

Social skills groups can be beneficial for people who experience challenges related to social interactions, such as those with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), social anxiety, or difficulties in making friends. By participating in a social skills group, individuals can develop the necessary skills, confidence, and self-awareness to navigate social situations successfully, improve relationships, and enhance overall social and emotional well-being.

Group Format:

Groups are led by Dr. Bianca Marro Boyle, and also include a co-facilitator. Participants are screened and grouped according to age and developmental level. Group size is typically 4-8 participants. Groups run for 50 minutes and are held in our office. 

Social Skills Group: Famous Quote
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