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Group social skills for children

Benefit of group sessions

Group sessions provide children a safe environment to practice skills and build their confidence in interacting with their peers. Group sessions allow clinicians to identify and focus on key areas that may be a challenge for each child in a social setting that we may not otherwise have an opportunity to observe.

Ages 5-7

Social skills help kids learn conversational, friendship, and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives.

Spaces are limited for each age group so please contact us to enquire about availability.

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Ages 8-10

During this period, children are advancing toward adolescence, and peer friendships start to become very important in their social and emotional development. They have a growing sense of independence, and with it, a growing confidence to solve problems and perhaps take risks. They also begin to show a capacity for self-evaluation.

Healthy friendships are very important to your child’s social development, but peer pressure can start to become a concern. Children who feel good about themselves can fend off negative peer pressure and make better choices. As their number of friends increases, social conflicts can arise. Parents should talk to their child about their daily activities so they can be aware of any trouble the child might be having.

Spaces are limited for each age group so please contact us to enquire about availability.

Ages 10+

As children reach the age of 10, many will start to think of themselves as being almost teenagers. Some mature both physically and emotionally sooner than others. However, regardless of how old they may look or seem, don’t forget (even if they do) that they are still children in need of parental support and guidance. In fact, they may need their parents more than ever. Being 10 is all about change. Their bodies, hormones, emotions, social circles, and skills are all changing . It is a period of monumental transition that can offer challenges and delights as children start to embrace the approach of their teenage years.

Social skills need ongoing refinement as kids grow. These skills continue to develop with age and can be learned and strengthened with effort and practice. Good social skills allow kids to interact positively with others and communicate their needs, wants, and feelings effectively. The benefits of robust social skills reach far beyond social relationships and acceptance.

Spaces are limited for each age group so please contact us to enquire about availability.

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Onsite at schools

Our group sessions can be conducted onsite at school upon request. Please contact us to discuss further.

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