Social Skills

The ability to interact successfully with others is critically important to one’s wellbeing.

 Sometimes the ability to navigate a variety of social situations does not come easily.  People with social communication disorders may not:

  • recognize non-verbal cues, 
  • recognize that others have feeling different than their own.
  • react appropriately to a situation.
  • acknowledge others when they approach
  • understand that others may not share the same interests.
  • contribute to a conversation with an appropriate and/or well-timed comment.

While social skill problems are often associated with autism spectrum disorders, there are a number of adults and children who may also struggle to understand the unwritten rules that guide us socially in all of our various activities.

Sometimes social problems can adversely impact a person at work and prevent them from getting promotions. Couples who suddenly find themselves together much more than they are accustomed to due to retirement or children leaving, can also find themselves struggling to relate. Often some assistance can help these people to make the adjustments needed to achieve happiness.

Treatment Method

Treatment will be designed to meet the needs of the individual based on information obtained during the evaluation. Our therapist use a variety of materials and hands-on activities that will be implemented from session to session based on response to intervention and progress. Our therapists are also trained in Social Thinking programs developed by Michelle Garcia Winner. These programs provide practical frameworks, strategies, activities, and vocabulary to help people ages four through adulthood improve their social thinking and related social skills that will in time build stronger relationships.