Students enrolled in this group are often ready to learn the following 3 core social skills:

Self Regulation Skills

Recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions as well as emotions that are expressed by other . Read other’s cues and body language

Conversational Skills

Greet others, share and listen to information, starting a conversation, maintaining a conversation, change topics, make comments, ask questions, announcing one’s actions, listening, body language

Problem Solving Skills

Deciding if it is fair, sharing, playing with others, friendship rules, making choices, knowing what to do, talking it through, teasing, etc.

Target Skills

Conversation Skills

  • Learning to initaiate and expand ideas
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Making comments and changing topics
  • Learning to end conversations
  • Negotiating during conversations

Friendship Skills

  • Knowing how to make and keep friends
  • Entering ongoing games/conversations
  • Problem solving friendship problems
  • Standing one’s ground
  • Sharing ideas during games
  • Understanding teasing
  • Sharing and understanding feelings

Body Language

  • Active Listening
  • Reading 9 subtle emotions
  • Responding appropriately to 9 universal body languages