Social Groups are our Specialty!
Small groups provide an opportunity for dynamic, intentional, social teaching and practice. The experience feels like a play group, youth group, or extracurricular activity to the children involved. A combination of direct social teaching and guided free time, kids look forward to the active, energetic nature of group time. Parents appreciate the skills their children learn in a comfortable, interactive setting.
Groups can be a good fit for many of kids- with or without an identified social learning challenge. Groups include 4-6 students, and are facilitated by experienced professionals.
A variety of curricula and approaches are used to develop teaching materials, including the work of Michelle Garcia Winner. Director Katy Shamitz has trained in Michelle’s clinical training program, and works with the team to integrate Social Thinking® into every group at Skills for Living.
Great care is taken to place kids in a group with his or her peers- socially, cognitively, and chronologically. For this reason, it is expected that each child and family meet with a Skills for Living staff member prior to enrolling in a group.
Beginning September 2013, students participating in a social group are billed $140/month. We do not meet on school holidays or long weekends.
We understand life happens, and occasionally classes are missed. We cannot issue refunds or credits, but will do our best to offer a make-up course during another session if space is available.
In a snow/weather emergency, group is automatically cancelled if the Norwell Public Schools are closed; otherwise, closings are at the director’s discretion. A make-up class will be offered.