Social Skills Programs

All About Socialights Social Skills Programs

All About Speech & Language (AASL) offers an amazing program called Socialights Therapy.
These Social Skills Programs are designed to better adapt and grow each individual child and/or young adult.

Our mission with this program is “Social Growth for Social Success”.

Our vision is to increase a child’s potential for positive and appropriate social interactions, building successful and meaningful peer relationships, and growing and connecting with the community. This supportive group program allows children and young adults to discover and immediately practice social-communication skills, while building friendships with other peers from the surrounding community.

As guided by social skills research and principles, we believe wholeheartedly in order to be effective therapists and group leaders, creativity, flexibility, humor, patience, and love are essential for working with your child throughout the Socialights experience. We have seen successes in our classes and are excited to continue to make a difference in the lives of those individuals who participate.  Our Socialights Connection, Inc. programs consist of one child with an ST, two peers with an ST, Socialights’ groups for different ages, consisting of 6-8 peers with an ST, that consists of functional and friendship components.

Select the program you are interested in below.

SPRING 2018 PROGRAMS:

Socialights Peers Program

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities.

Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. Enrollment is limited. Parent participation is required.

Topics of Instruction:

How to use appropriate conversational skills How to find common interests by trading information

How to appropriately use humor How to enter and exit conversations with peers

How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying How to handle rumors and gossip

How to be a good host during get-togethers How to make phone calls to friends

How to choose appropriate friends How to be a good sport

How to handle arguments and disagreements How to change a bad reputation

What are the participation requirements?

Have friendship problems Teens in middle school or high school

Teens interested in the attending program Teens must agree to participate in the program voluntarily

Details on our current enrollment:

South Tampa Office, 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. 201, Tampa, FL 33609

Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm, January 24 – May 2, 2019, excluding Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ages: 12 – 19 years old

Cost: $60 per session. You will receive a monthly statement from PatientPay, our credit card processing

partner, for the prior month’s charges.

There is a $60 fee for the intake to qualify your teen for participation in our program due at time of screening.

Contact: info@aaspeech.com or 813-616-4004 to schedule you and your child’s intake.

FALL 2018 PROGRAMS:

Tiny Socialights Social Skills Program

The goal of our Tiny Socialights social skills program is to facilitate early social skill and peer development across the school, home, and community settings. Strategies are taught to help better manage routines, expected behaviors, and coping skills within each child’s daily life. Peer development activities instruct children in social thinking, to increase awareness of their own and others’ thoughts/feelings, as well as conversational skills and joining and collaborating in play.

We will focus on additional areas such as language processing and expression, and attention and focus. The classes will be an hour in length and will be planned and led by Speech-Language Pathologists with frequent consultation and collaboration with Occupational Therapists. Your child will receive therapeutic support that will aid in transitioning through the early school years, and cultivate a more enriching and successful experience within home and community environments.

Class Age: Recommended for ages 4 – 7 (with flexibility depending on group dynamics)

Class Size: Limited and designed to best meet the needs of every child. Each child will be screened prior to admittance into our program to determine appropriateness of and readiness for enrollment. Please call at your earliest convenience to schedule a time for this screening.

There will be a $60 fee for the screening. This is due at time of the screening by check or cash.

Locations/Times:

South Tampa Office: 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. 201, Tampa, FL 33609

Tuesdays: August 28 – December 18, 2018, 4:00-5:00 p.m., excluding November 20, 2018

Cost: $60 per class. You will receive a monthly statement from PatientPay, our credit card processing partner, for the prior month’s charges. One absence will be excused during this program; otherwise, you will be charged regardless of attendance. Attendance is critical for the integrity of the group experience.

Contact Information: info@aaspeech.com or 813-616-4004 to schedule a screening.

Elementary Socialights Social Skills Program

This unique program is planned and facilitated by licensed, insured, and skilled Speech-Language Pathologists with frequent consultation and collaboration with Occupational Therapists. Our program is designed to teach your child essential social skills, aspects of higher-level communication that allow them to connect with and build successful relationships with other individuals.

Social skills that will be addressed include: interaction skills, listening, teamwork, considering others’ thoughts/feelings, empathy, problem solving, negotiating, compromising, conflict resolution, play, self-esteem/confidence, and self/body awareness. These multifaceted skills, which play an important role in your child’s development, will be addressed in a dynamic group setting with developmentally and age-matched peers.

Class Age: Recommended for ages 7 – 12

Class Size: Limited and designed to best meet the needs of every child. Each child will be screened prior to admittance into our program to determine appropriateness of and readiness for enrollment. Please call at your earliest convenience to schedule a time for this screening.

There will be a $60 fee for the screening. This is due at time of the screening by check or cash.

Locations/Times:

South Tampa: 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. 201, Tampa, FL 33609

Mondays: August 27 – December 17, 2018, 4:00-5:00 p.m., excluding September 3 and November 19, 2018

Cost: $60 per class. You will receive a monthly statement from PatientPay, our credit card processing partner, for the prior month’s charges. One absence will be excused during this program; otherwise, you will be charged regardless of attendance. Attendance is critical for the integrity of the group experience.

Contact Information: info@aaspeech.com or 813-616-4004 to schedule a screening.