Higher Functioning Autism (HFA), Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication
How functionally independent is your teen with HFA?
How socially appropriate is your teen with HFA?
Does your teen have coping skills for anxiety and frustration?
Strategies our Social Thinking Groups will focus on:
Persons w/ social cognition challenges who are also extremely intelligent can be limited in their ability to:
Specific skills most people “get” intuitively need to be taught in detail to a person on the autism spectrum. They tend to need a step by step process to develop and begin to learn to generalize these social skills. Developing social communication skills with specific direct group instruction to include visual strategies i.e. roleplaying, scripting, video modeling, social stories, social mapping, social rules and more is essential for overall functional independence. These SC Groups will provide this type of programming.
TRAINED PEERS for most of the Teen Social Thinking Groups and Individual Sessions!
Click to read a letter written from one of our peer mentors, Katy!
Our Social Coaches are firm believers in the power of trained, same age peers as social models participating in our social skills groups. The peers are trained beforehand with the knowledge and skills they need to create a successful skill building environment.