Symbiosis Social Skills Group Therapy
Symbiosis Social Skills Group Therapy uses an Interdisciplinary approach (mix of Behavior analytic approach, Sensory Motor skills, and communication skills) to equip participants to handle various social situations by breaking requisite skills into several steps.
Under the guidance of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists, we can assess, develop the required skills, and demonstrate progress across sessions.
A variety of techniques and evidenced-based program strategies are used in group therapy sessions, including:
- Therapist facilitated conversations
- Social stories
- Real-life and In-Community Training
- Scenario Modeling
- Traditional Group Lessons
- Group Games
- Video Lessons
- Peer Modeling
- Token Economies
- Role play/guided practice
- Visual supports and social stories/scripts
- Music and movement activities
- Sensory and movement strategies and support
- Reinforcement techniques
- Parent education and support
Who Can Benefit from Symbiosis Social Skills Group Therapy?
Our Social skills program is suitable for children with suspected or are in autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, or other language or social challenges.
These children may exhibit some of the following:
- Difficulty playing in a group
- Trouble making friends or forming relationships
- Problems taking turns or sharing
- Problems thinking of what others are thinking
- Difficulty initiating or maintaining a conversation
- Difficulty understanding nonverbal communication
- Trouble controlling their impulses or emotions
- Difficulty paying attention in a group
- Has “rigid thinking” affecting their social interaction
We believe that children desire meaningful social interactions and relationships. We aim to provide a nurturing environment where they can learn, understand, and practice their social skills to be more successful and confident in their daily social life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Symbiosis social skills group touches on many social, adaptive, vocational, and self-help topics. These topics are derived from the research-based curriculum:
- The PEERS Curriculum: Created at UCLA by Elizabeth Laugeson1, the PEERS is a socially validated curriculum for peer-based social groups.
- Social Thinking by Dr. Michelle Garcia Winner, a well-known social skills clinician.
- Play skills – for example, taking turns in games or sharing toys.
- Conversation skills – for example, choosing what to talk about or what body language to use
- Emotional skills – for example, managing emotions and understanding how others feel
- Problem-solving skills – for example, dealing with conflict or making decisions in social situations.
Social skills help children learn the skills on how to act in different social situations – ranging from interacting with teachers or while playing with their friends at school. It helps your child make friends, learn from others, and develop hobbies and interests.
Development of social skills in children also improves their family relationships and give the child a sense of belongingness as part of the family.