Ages 10-13 | 12 Weeks | 24 Hours | $4,080
Start to read social cues and navigate peer expectations
Is your child or teen ready to learn social cues and understand how to engage with peers in a supportive, welcoming group environment? If yes, Social Time is right for you! This program aims to help children and teens with autism practice recognizing what others are thinking and feeling, reading facial expressions and body language, engaging in conversations and responding to challenging situations.
One-to-one support is available at an extra cost for children who require frequent breaks outside of the group, have difficulty regulating emotions such as frustration or worry, or to maintain safety (e.g. seizure protocol).
The type of goals your teen may target in this group include:
- Looking at person when starting and ending a conversation
- Describing the steps of introducing yourself
- Demonstrating the steps of initiating and responding to introductions
- Identifying non-verbal communication and corresponding emotions
- Identifying examples of teasing, bullying, rumours and gossip, and learn how to respond
- Identifying 3 good and 3 bad qualities of a friend
- OAP funding (childhood budgets, interim one-time funding, AccessOAP core clinical services funding)
- Charitable funds
- Private insurance
WHO SHOULD REGISTER?
Your teen might benefit from this group if they:
- Can ask questions, make comments and understand others.
- Have emerging conversation skills.
- Play board games and engage in age-appropriate interests.
- Are interested in making friends.
- Are able to participate in a group lesson for at least 15 minutes.
WHO IS NOT A FIT?
Your teen may not be eligible if they:
- Are not speaking in full sentences.
- Are not interested in socializing.
- Frequently harm themselves, harm others or destroy objects when upset. For challenging behaviours, consider 1-to-1 Focused Behavioural Intervention. For new or escalating, high-risk behaviour, Urgent Response Services may be appropriate.
AGES 10 – 13
12 Weeks | 1 Days/Week | 2 Hours/Day | 24 Hours | $4,080 (Tax Included)
How It Works
ABA Group Therapy is designed like swimming lessons. Some children progress quickly through the levels, while others repeat a level several times to work on or reinforce a goal. Sometimes, clinicians may recommend repeating a service. Caregivers can also sign their child up for the same level again if they feel they have more to gain from the curriculum.
Why Choose Us
At Surrey Place, our goal is to empower participants and their families in the ongoing journey of growth and development. We work closely with each family, listening to your unique needs every step of the way to create a personalized behaviour plan for each participant.
We offer resources for caregivers to maintain their children’s skills at home. From support staff working to match your child with a program that will best suit their needs to the ongoing care of expert clinicians, our team is here to help your child gain new skills, build self-confidence and reach their full potential.
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