Jun 8 2012

Summer Social Skills Group in Kenosha

Posted by BPDD at 5:22 PM
- Categories: Events | Miscellaneous | Trainings

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin is offering social skills groups this summer!      

The six-session social skills group is for children ages 4-12 who are experiencing difficulties in social settings. Children will learn how to interact with peers in a group setting and practice skills such as introducing themselves, joining a group, making eye contact, starting and maintaining a conversation, sharing, being a good sport, and handling their emotions. Children will be participating in role playing and in context activities with support from typically developing peers.*  

Each week a new skill will be introduced or reviewed and the child will be rewarded for practicing the skill throughout the week. The child will receive a written summary of the skill to share with the family and to use as a reminder to practice the skill.    

The tentative schedule of skills taught is:  

  • Week 1: Greetings and Introductions  
  • Week 2: Starting and Joining a Conversation  
  • Week 3: Maintaining a Conversation  
  • Week 4: TGIF- Timing, Initial Questions, Follow Up Questions and HEAD- Happy Voice, Eye Contact, Alternate, Distance  
  • Week 5: Joining in Play and Being A Good Sport  
  • Week 6: Handling Emotions and Skills Review  

The Kenosha Group will be held at the Kenosha YMCA - 7101 53rd Street in Kenosha. Groups will run Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 2:30pm on July 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, and 28. 

The cost of each session is $35. Private pay and waiver funding is accepted.  

Please contact Nicole Berlowski, MS Autism Services Coordinator at nicoleb@eastersealswise.com or 414-604-5082 to register or for more information.    

*There are currently free openings available for typically developing participants to serve as peer mentors.



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