Social Skills Groups

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Our Spring Social Skills are here! Our 15-week groups are designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build good communication and healthy relationships.

Group Dates 

All groups run for 15 weeks from the week of January 10 to April 26

Groups cost $750 with $375 due at registration and another $375 due on March 8

  4-5 Year Old Group 

Led by Antonia Calabrese

Thursdays 5-6pm

Starts January 14

  7-8 Year Old Group

Led by Michelle Collins

Wednesdays 4-5pm  

Starts January 13

  9-11 Year Old Group

Led by  Antonia Calabrese

Mondays 5-6pm

Starts January 11

Space is limited. Sign up today!   

About Social Skills Groups

Has your child been identified by daycare workers or teachers as lacking social skills? Does your child tend to play by themselves or struggle to initiate play with others? Is there trouble taking turns or sharing with siblings or other peers?

For all children, ages 5-8 is a critical developmental stage to work through understanding and using social skills to build their own relationships.

In these social skills groups, our goal is both educate on social skills, help each child practice these skills during group and allow a child to experience what healthy relationship building looks like.

MCFT now uses the Social Express Curriculum! Social Express uses research-based lessons allow users to interactively work through real-life situations. Our unique animated programs help drive learning and success in and out of the classroom.

Six Essential Social Skills

  • feelings identification
  • empathy
  • relaxation/mindfulness
  • listening skills
  • sharing/ taking turns
  • impulse control

For more on what is normal developmentally, check out this social/ emotional developmental milestones chart .

Preteen Social Skills Groups

Our 11-13 year olds will work on feelings identification, empathy, listening skills, taking turns, relaxation, joining groups, staying on topic in conversation, boundaries

Does your preteen struggle to join groups or initiate conversations with others? Do you find that your preteen can talk without recognizing if others are interested in what they are saying? Does your preteen struggle to filter their thoughts to what is appropriate in different settings?

Our preteen social skills groups strives to teach preteens practical social skills through interactions, insightful discussions, games and activities.

The social skills we tend to focus on for preteens include but are not limited to:

  • joining conversations
  • introducing yourself
  • taking turns in conversations
  • filtering thoughts/ actions
  • boundaries with others
  • conflict management
  • assertiveness training.

For more on what normal social/emotional development looks like in preteens, check out this milestones chart.

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