Social Skills Groups
Stepping Stones Therapy currently offers several pragmatic (social) language groups as well as articulation groups targeted to different ages. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more or enrolling your child!
Several social and articulation groups are currently enrolling for winter/spring 2020.
Please E-mail Leah Doherty for details.
Preschool & Young Elementary Social Skills Group
This group is held on Mondays at 4:20 and is currently enrolling for the winter/spring 2020 session! Our younger social skills group is designed for children ages 4-6 and sessions are held in our fun sensorimotor gym. Activities focus on social/play and language skills and draw from the Social Thinking program.
This group will be held on Saturdays at 12:30 in February 2020. More details coming soon!
This group is held on Saturdays at 10:30. Social skills targeted include whole body listening and maintaining attention to a task, conversation skills, making friends, emotional regulation, and flexible thinking.
7-9-year-old Girls' Group
This group is held on Thursdays at 4:15 and focuses on building conversation skills, social-emotional awareness, and social problem-solving skills while discussing concepts like friendship, honesty, and manners.
This group will be held on Wednesdays at 5:00 in February 2020. More details coming soon!
Middle School & Teen Social Skills Group
Group is held on Wednesdays at 4:00 and focuses on middle and high school social skills such as conversation skills (e.g., initiating, maintaining, ending conversation and changing topics appropriately), types of friendships, perspective taking, text and conversation etiquette, appropriate body language, sarcasm/tone of voice.
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 early to late 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 dinner 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!