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.
Recommended for ages 4 – 7 (with flexibility depending on group dynamics)
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.
Recommended for ages 7 – 12
Beyond the Basics
Digging Deeper Across Social Skills
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 children essential social skills, aspects of higher-level communication that allow them to connect with and build successful relationships with other individuals. This program will dig deeper beyond the foundational skills addressed in our Elementary Socialights program, specially designed for the students enrolled!
Some of the topics of instruction include:
- Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
- Using Good Judgement when making Decisions
- Handling Embarrassing Feedback/Situations
- Messages our Body Language sends to Others
- Flexibility with Peers
- Dealing with Disagreements and Problems w/ Peers
- Communication with Adults vs Peers
- Peer Pressure Identifying “banter” vs “bullying”
- Manners & Making Good Impressions
Recommended for ages 10 – 12 years old.
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
Ages: 12 – 19 years old
Dates/Times: TBD – Requires at least 6 participants!
South Tampa Office: 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Ste. 201, Tampa, FL 33609
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.