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Children between the age of 6 and 15 often need support to enhance &

improve their social & communication skills:

Emotional Intelligence: dealing with negative feelings, interpreting how others are feeling, and learning to express yourself in an open yet constructive way

 

Identifying and solving social challenges: the importance of including others and learning to deal with being excluded

 

Valuing difference: learning the difference between fact and opinion and understanding that others may have a different opinion to you

 

Critical Thinking: learning to solve interpersonal problems and conflict

 

Body language: how to interpret others' body language and how they intepret yours

 

Conversation: developing the skills to interact with both adults and peers

 

Memory and concentration: learning to pay attention and retain information

Social & communication skills groups for children aged 6 until 15

Groups are arranged according to the age of the child.

 

Through structured explanations, games and activities in a group setting, children learn the necessary skills to help them make friends, assert theselves and stand up to bullying. By building their confidence, children experience reduced anxiety, enhanced self esteem and self awareness. The groups are a safe place for children to 'test the waters' , to take risks and to say and do things that might not be socially 'typical'. We moderate their communication and social behaviour by helping them to accept each others' strengths and weaknesses and to value their differences.

 

While we always aim to have fun, the groups mirror real life where things don't always turn out how they would expect. We help children deal with negative emotions and transition them from disappointment to acceptance through the support of the group clinicians and fellow group members. Children learn strategies to help them in their day-to-day lives, enabling them to face the world with greater confidence

 

 

Activities covered in the groups include:

 

 

Team building and friendship exercises

 

Solving problems through role play

 

Interpretation of facial expressions & other social cues

 

Listening, auditory processing & comprehension

 

Critical thinking

 

Vocabulary & conversation skills

 

Repecting rules & differences in play

 

Reacting appropriately & modifying behaviour

 

 

 

Groups for children age 7-15 take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings; and on Friday afternoons.

 

 

 

 

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