Social Skills Training in Boca Raton, FL

Child Therapy in Boca Raton, FL: Social Skills Training

What is Social Skills Training and How Does it Work?

Therapy for children in Boca Raton FL

DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD !

Social skills training is a type of child therapy in Boca Raton, FL that allows students to learn skills and practice them in an interactive format with others.

Many children naturally learn from their environment, without any help, but children who have learning, developmental or behavior concerns learn less from their environment than their peers might. They often need a structured environment where they have opportunities to acquire those same fundamental skills.

Social skills training for children address many forms of social skills, from basic concrete development skills to communication and perspective. Younger children might focus on the social rules they would encounter on the playground, for example, while older individuals might focus on peer relationships or situations in school.

Complex skills are often broken down into smaller steps, which allow the child to learn a skill in stages. These steps are then individually taught using prompts, which are gradually removed as they are learned. As the child achieves the desired progress, they receive positive reinforcement to keep them motivated to continually improve.

Our social skills groups in Boca Raton, FL are based on the idea that social skills are essential life skills that foster success, happiness, and health. Our goal is to teach these skills in a supportive and nurturing environment with the expectation that the skills will be generalized to everyday experiences and relationships.

Groups run weekly for approximately 50 minutes.  Below are just some examples of our groups.

 

Social Skills Training Group – Boys/Girls – Preschool

Children in a therapeutic social skills training group

DOES YOUR CHILD FEEL ALONE ?

This group is designed to address social skills – such as:

    • Listening
    • Asking For Help
    • Saying Please/Thank You
    • Deciding To Do Something
    • Beginning A Conversation
    • Apologizing, Sharing
    • Knowing Your Feelings
    • Asking Permission
    • Accepting Consequences
    • Negotiating
    • Boredom
    • Dealing With Losing
    • Accepting No

 

Social Skills Training Group – Boys/Girls – Elementary 

Children during social skills therapy

DOES YOUR CHILD PLAY WITH OTHERS ?

This group is designed to address social skills – such as:

        • Bringing Materials To Class
        • Ignoring Distractions
        • Setting A Goal
        • Joining In
        • Giving A Compliment
        • Asking A Favor
        • Recognizing Another’s Feelings
        • Dealing With Fear
        • Using Self-Control
        • Responding To Teasing
        • Dealing With Accusation
        • Dealing With Embarrassment
        • Relaxing

 

Social Skills Training Group – Boys/Girls – Middle & High School

Social Skills Training 4

IS YOUR TEEN ALWAYS LEFT OUT ?

This group is designed to address social skills – such as:

          • Introducing Other People
          • Having A Conversation
          • Giving Instructions
          • Following Instructions
          • Convincing Others
          • Expressing Affection
          • Rewarding Yourself
          • Using Self-Control
          • Standing Up For Yourself
          • Avoiding Fights
            • Dealing With Contradictory Messages
            • Getting Ready For A Difficult Conversation
Teens

DOES YOUR TEEN HAVE FRIENDS ?

    • Arranging Problems by Importance
    • Concentrating On A Task
    • Deciding On Your Abilities

 

As we have previously stated, keep in mind that we have more groups available than we can describe on this website. We  offer multiple forms of child psychiatry. However, if you or someone you know is looking for a tune up of their social skills we can help!  Just give us a call today and we will find the group that is the best fit for you or your child.