Overview of Courses Offered
The "Making Friends" Social Skills Class is an seven to nine week social skills training program for children and teens with PDD-NOS, Asperger’s Syndrome, high functioning autism, ADHD/ADD, sensory integration disorder and other learning disabilities. This is a fun and interactive class your child will LOVE, and you will love the progress you will see in your child!
The curriculum is adapted from the teachings of Michelle Garcia Winner, Scott Bellini, Carol Gray, Jed Baker, and others. Lessons focus on helping children understand their own thoughts, emotions and intentions as well as those of others around them. Children are grouped by age as well as skill level. Curriculum is customized so that children who continue in the program for multiple sessions learn increasingly advanced skills.
While the classes are fun and activity-based, this is more than a social skills play group. Classes are structured to engage students in learning practical skills and techniques which they can use in everyday life. Parents are kept apprised of new learnings and "key phrases" which they can use to help their children translate classroom success to the real word. Flexibility is an important foundation of the curriculum, and weekly "flexible challenges" ensure that students practice newly acquired skills in the home, school and community environments.
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K through 5th Grade Curriculum
Children K through 5th Grade will learn:
Middle School Curriculum
For middle school students, classes are geared toward helping pre-teens/teenagers understand and strengthen their social skills to achieve a level of social comfort and success. Students will gain a better understanding of themselves and their emotions as well as the emotions and responses of other people. By learning how the social world works, students will be better able to succeed in the social arena.
Your pre-teen/teenager will learn:
Total program cost for the one hour class format is $40*** per student per week. Payments may be made in 2 installments as follows:
Fall 2014 "Making Friends" Session 1 Now Registering!
Tucson Country Day School
9239 E. Wrightstown Rd
Cornerstone Christian Academy
6450 N. Camino Miraval
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