SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS
Children, teens and adults with poor socialization skills are less likely to form healthy intimate relationships, more likely to experience rejection, and have a higher likelihood of running into trouble either with the juvenile or adult legal system.
Academic performance is also impacted, because students who have a hard time connecting with peers develop self-esteem issues, depression, social anxiety and apathy toward those around them, which makes students less likely to focus their energy on academic achievement. Some of the most important social skills for individuals to learn are conflict resolution, understanding and forming friendships, valuing other people and their ideas, taking turns, understanding body language, improving eye contact and taking responsibility for their own actions.
Developing strong social skills can also help build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. Strong social skills build resilience which increase your ability to deal with social stressors such as bullying and other conflicts.
Social Skills Groups are also a powerful tool in the treatment of children, teens and adults with ADHD, Autism and other developmental concerns.
How To Join A Group
Before joining a group you must contact us to schedule an intake evaluation. During the initial appointment we will identify your needs and match you to a group that will be the best fit for you or your child. Groups are covered by some insurance companies. Groups meet weekly for 55-60 minutes. For children and teens ongoing parent meetings are required throughout treatment to reinforce skills, monitor progress and identify areas of continued concern.
"My 13 year old son has been diagnosed with Autism since he was three. It has broken my heart seeing how difficult it is for him to make friends and interact with his peers. After participating in Mr. Memmer's social skills group my son has made several friends, is happier and more focused at school. It has filled my heart with joy to see my son smile for the first time in a long time."