Social Group Services

What Are Social Skill Groups

Social skills groups are small groups (typically two to eight kids) led by behavioral therapists who teaches the kids how to interact appropriately with others their age. They can help kids learn conversational, friendship, and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching kids to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives.


How do social skills groups work?

Maybe the kids in the group have trouble starting a conversation — or keeping one going. Or perhaps they don’t understand body language . The group facilitator leads kids through exercises to learn the skills needed to deal with whatever social challenge they’re facing. Most of these meetings include a chance for kids to role-play or practice social skills — and to get feedback on how they’re doing.


What are the benefits of social skills groups?

Kids can learn important skills that they’ll use the rest of their lives. This includes learning how to:

  • Greet others
  • Start a conversation
  • Respond to others
  • Maintain a conversation
  • Share and take turns
  • Ask for help
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