The Help Group’s Social Skills Classes
For 4-6 year olds with autism spectrum disorder, twice exceptional (2-E),
& other social-communication challenges
Is your young child bright but quirky? Are they struggling to meet the social-emotional and behavioral demands of preschool and early ed? Do they want to make friends, but lack the skills to do so? Do they have a lot to say, but struggle with conversation? We have some exciting news for you!
The Help Group is launching a 20-session, evidence-based social skills program for 4 to 6 year-olds with ASD, twice exceptionality (2-E) and other social-communication challenges. To maximize skill generalization, five sessions will be devoted to parent training.
Children must speak in (non-echoed) phrases/sentences and be able to attend to short group lessons with minimal support. All classes will be in-person. We will assist participants in wearing their masks, while providing reminders and short breaks!
Research has demonstrated the role of social skills in developing and maintaining relationships and supporting educational performance. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to form the social foundations for your child’s success and happiness!
These 90-minute weekly sessions are designed to teach:
Eye gaze and eye contact
Feeling words/emotion vocabulary
Emotion regulation/coping skills
Body language and gestures
Conversation basics (e.g., greetings, goodbyes, maintaining “give-and-take”)
Friendship basics (e.g., joining in, sharing and turn-taking, being a good sport)
Social thinking (i.e., reading social clues, being a “social detective”)
“Expected” and “unexpected” behaviors
Coming in Early 2022
$50/Session (20 sessions total)
13164 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401