Making Some Minor Changes this Fall to the Teen Social Skills Groups...
I will be sending out a schedule for those of you who are returning group members within the next week. Groups will be starting back up the week of September 22nd! I can't wait to hear from all my teens how the beginning of school went for them! If you have questions about any changes or are interested in joining a group, please click here! I look forward to being TOTALLY SOCIAL with you!
Totally Social ASD Social Coach, Sabra Evans
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"Totally Social offers social skills groups for teens with high functioning autism (HFA)/Asperger's Syndrome i.e.average to above average IQ, high verbal skills, systematic thinker/highly routine based, below grade level social communication skills and overall functional independence. Coach Sabra is certified, trained and ready to guide and assist them in enhancing skills in social cognition/communication. Groups will be created within communities of the Western Oakland, Livingston, and Northern Washtenaw Counties. Currently we have teen groups running in South Lyon and Brighton.
Small Groups of 3-5 teens
We will meet each week for a 1-1.5 hour session depending on the lesson and/or activity planned. A few sessions each month will be in a library study room where we will learn about specific skills and participate role play activities to practice the skills; we will then plan a session together within the community to practice the skills that we are learning in a more natural environment. This makes the teens practice generalizing the skills they are learning and it is also a way to make the group engaging and fun for the members. Many of my teens will say they don't get to 'hang out with their friends' in the community so this is always a selling point.
There is a seperate girl and boy teen social group but occasionally Sabra has them join together to work on the hidden social rules of girls and boys ie. what each group find funny, dating rules, friendship between the genders, flirting, etc.
Session Feedback and Parent Participation
Each group member will have a Social Thinking Binder provided that they will bring with them each time to the group that will house all updates and information for the parents to ask their teen about after each session. Sabra will be asking for parent participation once a month at the end of one of the sessions (TBD when groups are established) to update parents on specific vocabulary and strategies that are being worked on so they can continue these practices at home.
** THIS PARENT PARTICIPATION TIME IS NOT A TIME FOR PERSONAL CONSULTATION ON YOUR CHILD, IT IS INTENDED AS A SHARE OUT OF WHAT HAS BEEN COVERED AND TO ANSWER GENERAL QUESTIONS ON THE STRATEGIES AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT THEM.
If you have more specific questions and/or concerns you are encouraged to schedule an individual consultation session with Sabra.
PRICING INFORMATION: 50.00 each session
(Monthly payment is preferred)
First Time group members/clients only: First session: 50.00 + 25.00 registration fee, Must pay four weeks up front, totaling $225.00
You will receive an intake phone call from the Sabra Evans within 48 hours of registering asking specific information about your child/adult's strengths and challenges. We will then schedule an individual meeting to create a plan of action for your teen and family. Some times a teen needs 1 or 2 individual sessions with Sabra before joining into a Social Group to learn needed vocabulary and/or get a better grasp of how their autism affects them."