Social Skills Group Interest Form
Often, children with autism struggle to engage socially. This lack of social engagement may lead to isolation, misunderstanding, and hurt feelings for your child and others. Sometimes missing social cues may make it difficult for your child to self-advocate and connect with their community. This lack of connection may lead to bullying. These stressors take a toll on the whole family, and it may seem overwhelming to find the right autism therapy program to support your family. Autism is a lifelong disorder affecting cognitive functioning, social skills, and behavior. However, autism social skills training groups can offer children and their families support.
At EMIT Therapeutics, we’re proud to provide treatment for children with autism. We offer both in-home social skills autism therapy and group therapy from 1.5 to 18 years of age and their families across New Jersey. Learn more about our individual and/or group social skills training by calling us today at 908.376.6278.
What Is Social Skills Group?
Social skills groups focus on “teachable moments” to enhance communication and social integration for your child. Teachable moments are often played out in scenes with a therapist, sometimes from a script, or with the use of stuffed animals, allowing children to rehearse everyday social situations in a safe and nurturing environment. Training often involves a reward system to acknowledge good behavior. Through practice, children focus on timing and attention to better understand social situations and engage with the world. Social skills training can help children with scenarios such as:
- Playing with others
- Handling bullying
- Taking turns and sharing
- Having a conversation
- Staying on topic
- Personal relationships
With practice, social skills training can foster emotional awareness indistinguishable from those without autism. As a result, your child will have a greater understanding and ease in their daily life. It will also prepare them for a future without the stress of misinterpreting social cues.
Where are Social Skills Groups Hosted?
Social skills groups are available throughout New Jersey based on interest. Fill out the form above to mark your interest and increase the chances of groups being held in your area.
Contact EMIT Therapeutics to Learn More
At EMIT Therapeutics, we believe in holistic autism treatment rooted in social skills therapy to help children with autism grow and thrive. We use a range of methods that we tailor to each child’s needs through applied behavior analysis and early intervention programs. In the comfort of a local center, we provide your child with the tools they need for a bright future and the support you need to help your child succeed and understand the world around them. Contact us online today or at 908.376.6278 to begin social skills group therapy.