SOCIAL SKILLS + FUN
We’ve brought on experienced social skills counselors to combine the best in gaming WITH expert therapeutic support for kids facing unique social challenges!
In our new Social Skills Group, kids spend half their time interacting in a highly imaginative, story-telling game (ala Dungeons & Dragons) and the other half reflecting on the experience and setting goals for their next engagement. All under the supervision of a LCSW!
The group features the clinical support and guidance of Carrie Cohen, LCSW and Malicka Hung, LMSW who bring over 20 years of experience working from a strengths-based perspective with youth who have diagnoses including ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiance.
The program runs September through June on Sundays in Park Slope, at our 310 7th Ave location (right off the F/G line). Carrie and Malicka will meet with children and their families privately first to gather appropriate information and to form groups. During intake we can review neuropsychological evaluations and Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) should parents wish to share such documents. Based on this assessment, we work with parents to schedule a time slot.
Participating families will be provided with regular email summaries - and conferences at year end - highlighting how their child is progressing in various social skills, including:
Learning and utilizing conflict resolution strategies
Identifying triggers leading to emotional dysregulation
Utilizing coping strategies to improve emotional regulation
Recognizing when an emotional response is an over/under reaction
Gaining strategies to cope with changes and transitions
Improving one’s ability to follow multi-step directions
Understanding empathy, the perspective of others, and flexible thinking
Improving turn taking and active listening skills
Coping with delayed vs. immediate gratification
Understanding the importance of and utilization of social filters
Decreasing impulsivity and increasing attention span
Developing self-advocacy skills