Good morning! We wanted to give you the upcoming news for the rest of this semester.
Registration for our next six week social skills classes will open up after Thanksgiving. The session dates are January 28th-March 4th. The sessions will be: Social Communication, Mindfulness with the Zones of Regulation, and foundations of Social Awareness.
We will be at Open Door preschool on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00 participating in a talk about the importance of early interventions.
We have two more dates for our middle school group before the close of this semester. December 8th we will be having the Drama therapist return for fun and interactive ways to communicate socially. Then on December 15th we will be having a chef come for holiday baking and a party. Middle school meets from 6:30-8:00.
We will be at the Statesville Civic Center on Saturday, December 23rd from 9:00-4:00. If you are going to be shopping the festival for last minute gifts, stop by and say hello!
We still have a few available slots for scheduling individual social skills lessons, speech language therapy sessions, and Orton-Gillingham tutoring sessions. If you’re interested, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Christina and Wendy
How do animals help teach us about communication? Animals are another way that children can learn interpersonal skills which helps practice relating to one another. Come join us for our next middle school group for this wonderful oppportunity with Julie Merchant, a licensed professional counselor who has a passion in using animals to teach social skills. She will be bringing Figaro, a cat. 🙂 Often times, we think about a dog or a horse for the use of animal therapy but there are so many more options! Our teens will have the opportunity to observe and interact with Figaro as he is introduced to a group he doesn’t know. So, how is this connected to our own interactions? Observing a room to gather social information is a natural intuitive tool we use as adults but this skill often needs to be practiced with our kids. Julie will discuss the traits specific to a cat that are similar to our own personality traits. For example, we have all had a situation at some time where we have entered a new group such as the start of a new year, a new group, etc. and we’re overwhelmed with anxious feelings and we don’t understand what they’re about. This experience helps students develop awareness and begin to practice centering and calming techniques.
If you have filled out at least one registration form for our middle school group, no need to fill out another one! Just send us an e-mail and let us know that your child will be coming and we’ll send you a PayPal invoice. If you’re new to us, please fill out a registration form and e-mail it to us. You can find all of the information here Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester
Christina and Wendy
Typically, we learn social skills in an intuitive way around 3 to 4 years old. When these skills are not learned naturally, it’s important to teach them cognitively in a nonjudgmental way. What does “listen” actually mean? What are the expectations of “listen”? We are excited to help your child learn new skills and tools that he/she can use at home and at school. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! E-mail us with any questions. We love connecting with you! email@example.com You can also find useful information under our Upcoming Events tab on our home page.
Registration for School Age Social Skills Classes August 20th-October 1st
Middle School OTB Group-Fall Semester
Differences Between Social Skills Group and Middle School Group
Who Benefits From Social Skills Classes?
Wendy and Christina
Please click here for the registration form Registration for Middle School Group-Fall semester 2017
We hope you all have had a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation! We are excited for our middle schoolers to meet back up. We have a lot of fun!
Middle school can be a challenging time socially. It can be especially challenging understanding the “hidden” social rules, nonverbal language and all of the “grey” areas that exist. Beginning in September, we will host a middle school hang out for teaching, learning, and practicing all of those grey areas in a fun environment. The classes will be the second and fourth Friday of every month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Each class, of no more than ten, will be a diverse group of students. The mixture of 6th-8th graders will be students who need to strengthen their overall social skills with kids who have strong social skills. We feel it is important to be able to support this age range in more of a natural environment with peers so they can have help in bringing awareness and strengthen self-monitoring skills to “grey” area situations. For example, grey areas may consist of times such as losing a game, having someone being perceived as “cheating”, or knowing how to start and hold a conversation socially with a peer or group of peers.
The cost for each class is $25.00 and we welcome you to drop your middle schooler off and pick him/her back up at 8:00 p.m. Upcoming dates are listed below. Registration will remain open unless a class becomes full. Any full classes will be listed on our website. You may register ahead of time to reserve your child’s spot. You also have the option of registering the week of the class (as long as it is not full). Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
To register, please fill out at least one registration form found in the link above and e-mail it to us at email@example.com. We will send you a PayPal link to complete your registration. All classes are held at University Ridge Office Center, 1905 JN Pease Place, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28262
All classes meet from 6:30-8:00. Upcoming Dates:
December 15th-Holiday Party
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
Wendy and Christina