Onward Social Skills

Onward Social Skills

Social Skills Program for kids from 5-18.

School Year Program

If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it.

Our groups run Tues, Wed, and Thurs. evening
Camps are full week programs
Day and time of year long program will depend on the age of your child
We offer groups for both girls and boys

School Year Program

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Social Skills Enrichment for Children

Developed to meet the needs of children aged 5-14 years.  Presented in a fun, hands-on, self-empowering format, designed...just for kids.
 
Social Skills Tutoring
  1. Problem Solving
  2. Stopping and thinking before you do
  3. Social Interaction
  4. Dealing with teasing
  5. Feeling confident
  6. Thinking of alternatives to aggression
  7. Friendship skills
  8. Communicating needs and feelings
 
Group Format
  1. Small manageable groups
  2. Evening groups, one hour in length, offered through the week
  3. Weekly communication with parents
  4. Techniques taught through art, play and creative expression
  5. Emphasis on self-worth, feeling identification, stopping and thinking before you do
  6. A pro-social approach to teaching social skills
  7. Groups conducted by one facilitator and group aides
  8. Regular groups continue throughout the year with the exception of Christmas, Spring and Summer break
  9. Small, weekly at home activity sheets encourage group concepts outside the Onward program setting
 
Goals
  1. For children to take responsibility for their lives, actions and limitations
  2. To provide a safe environment for children to discuss their concerns and goals
  3. To help the child recognize their positives and potential, enhancing their self esteem
  4. To learn specific ways of integrating the taught social skills into their life
  5. Children will become aware and comfortable with their emotions through feeling identification
  6. Children will learn to deal with their emotions in an empowering, assertive way
  7. For children to strengthen friendships both within and outside the group