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4300 Montgomery Ave.,

Suite 303

Bethesda, MD 20814

E-mail: info@steppingstonestherapy.com

Tel: 301-652-7800

Fax: 301-652-0622

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Social Skills Groups

Stepping Stones Therapy currently offers several pragmatic (social) language groups targeted to different ages. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more or enrolling your child!


Several social groups (and an articulation group!) are currently enrolling for the summer 2018 session. Please call or E-mail us for details!

New! Middle School & Teen Social Skills Group

We are in the process of forming a NEW middle school and teen social skills group for 11-16 year-olds! The group will be run by two therapists with a focus on helping teens with making and maintaining friendships, engaging in conversational exchanges with peers, listening to others, and knowing what to say when they meet someone new! The group can also be tailored to meet the specific needs of participants (e.g., by addressing any other challenging skills such as handling negative emotions, using appropriate eye contact and body language, staying on topic).

New! "Mommy & Me" Playgroup

We are also in the process of forming a new "Mommy & Me" Playgroup this summer! The group is ideal for late talkers and developing communicators between the ages of 12-24 months and will target developing communication and play skills. Learn strategies for eliciting verbal communication in a hands-on playgroup environment. 

Young Adult "Guys' Group"

Our Guys' Group is a social and communication group that has been running for over ten years! The group is run by two speech-language pathologists and current members range in age from late teens to early twenties. The group is designed to boost expressive language (e.g., sentence length, vocabulary use) and back-and-forth conversational skills including use of eye contact, appropriate comments, appropriate body language, and topic maintenance. The group also covers a variety of topics including public versus private behaviors/settings, meeting new people, phone and text etiquette, and problem-solving in emergency and non-emergency situations. At the end of each semester, Guys' Group has a pizza outing where members can practice additional real-world skills such as appropriate restaurant behavior, ordering food/drinks, and using good manners. We are always open to considering new members (young women included!) who may be a great fit!

Preschool & Young Elementary Social Skills Group

Our spring social skills group has ended and we are now enrolling for the summer session! Our younger social skills group is designed for children ages 4-7 and is led by both an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist. Groups are held in our fun sensorimotor gym and activities focus on sensorimotor skills, social/play skills, articulation, and pragmatic (social) language skills.