Registration is now open for our next session of our social skills groups. The time around the holiday seasons can be stressful for children and families. The focus of this session will be teaching children how to effectively communicate at home around family and utilize tools to help reduce stress. As your child learns new vocabulary and skills, you will also learn more about teaching and reinforcing social skills at home to help support your child. We are aware that siblings can sometimes feel confused, left out, or even frustrated. This is why we are including a sibling class with this session so they have time for questions and develop their own “toolbox” of strategies that they can use at home as well.
Your child does not need a diagnosis to attend these classes. However, this class is designed for students with diagnoses such as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD/ADD, or any child needing to learn how to “think” about thinking as well as understand more about the complex social world in which we live. While times of movement will be available, students must be able to sit in a room with a small group for one hour. If you have questions if your child would benefit from this session, please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at email@example.com. We’d love to help answer any questions!
The dates and agenda for the classes are as follows:
November 13th: Children will learn tools how to effectively communicate at home and around extended family, friends, or school. They will learn how to get their mom/dad/caregiver’s attention when multiple people are around. The focus of this class will be self-awareness and communication tools.
November 20th: Children will be learning how to start and continue a conversation with a relative/parent/caregiver whether they are talking on the phone or meeting together for the holidays. They will learn skills to have a “peaceful” holiday and begin learning how to “catch” themselves doing something well. The focus of this class will be self-awareness, self-monitoring, and communication tools.
December 4th: All groups will be led for a short mindful meditation in learning how to center themselves and be able to utilize this tool as a way to reduce stress or anxiety. Children will begin to recognize the first signs of when they are feeling overwhelmed and when they need to utilize a tool or ask for help. The focus of this class will be communication, self-awareness, and tools for reducing stress or anxiety.
December 11th: Children will learn how to set up a space for himself/herself at home that he/she can use when feeling overwhelmed or need a break. The children will review how to communicate to parents/caregivers when they need help or use a tool.
For this session, there will be three groups that will meet. A sibling group (which is optional), a parent group (required with the session), and your child registering for the social skills group (up to five children per group).
K-2 meets from 2:00-3:00
3rd-5th meets from 3:30-4:30
6th-8th meets from 5:00-6:00
The cost for the child and parent classes is $150.00.
The cost for the child, parent, and up to two siblings is $200.00.
All classes are held at 8401 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 120, Charlotte, NC 28262.
To register, please fill out the attached registration form registration-for-holiday-session and e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to indicate on the form whether you are signing up for the sibling portion as well. Once we receive your registration form, we will e-mail you a PayPal link to reserve your spot in the class. The classes will be kept small to benefit children and families with no more than five children for the main class.
Christina and Wendy