Who attends Skills for Living?
Groups and activities at Skills for Living involve a great deal of language. To ensure success and learning, students need to have a solid use of receptive and expressive language, and must be able to participate in group activities independently and safely. Therefore, students with more pronounced special needs might not benefit from the teaching style at Skills for Living.
Skills for Living is committed to providing the best possible environment for social learning. If our style doesn’t match the needs of a particular student, we work with families to offer referrals to local programs that might be a better fit.
How does my child get involved at Skills for Living?
New students are accepted every month as space is available. Upon submitting an enrollment packet, prospective students and their families are invited to come in for a conversation about student strengths and areas for growth. If it is determined that Skills for Living is a good fit for the student and family, the student will enroll in a social group the following month.
What is social education, anyway? How does it differ from counseling?
The Skills for Living team uses a transdisciplinary model, combining their varied professional backgrounds to provide a unique opportunity for student learning. The team holds advanced degrees in a number of areas, including counseling and clinical psychology. However, at Skills for Living, we act as social educators as opposed to therapeutic counseling professionals. If a therapeutic setting makes more sense for a child and family, we are happy to provide a referral to one of the many talented mental health professionals in our area.