Social skills deficits impact individuals of all ages. In order for children, teens, and adults with social deficits to independently function within their community or family life, interpersonal, social, and safety skills are essential. Having poor social skills can negatively impact peer and family relationships and lead to low self-esteem, social rejection, and depression.
Social skills training provides individuals with opportunities to learn the skills and behaviors required to successfully navigate social interactions. Training will also incorporate the complexities associated with the social norms of various cultural groups. Topics include but are not limited to; Verbal and Non-verbal communication, Listening and Conversation, Coping Skills, Life Balance, Safety, Community Involvement, Social Event Etiquette (Formal vs. Informal behavior), Social Challenges (bullying, peer pressure, rumors, dating, sex), Understanding and Navigating Social Media, and Self Advocacy.
Individuals are assigned to groups based on skill level.
The most common diagnoses of the participants include:.