Actions and Detail Panel
Social Skills and Schools
Thu, 27 April 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
**PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE LOCATION** To accomodate the high level of intersest this presentation has been moved to the Kitsilano Community Centre. Presentation will take place in the Lobby Room (beside the front desk).
Children with autism often have challenges with the social skills required to enter and engage in appropriate play, and often end up alone or on the perimeter of the group when at school.
Leah Mumford BCBA will provide information on structured social skills groups (or “Lunch Bunches”) are one way to help children with autism spend lunchtime with a specific group of peers that play, learn key social skills, and develop friendships together.
These groups are a structured social skills setting with several objectives: 1) to provide children with autism greater possibilities for developing friendships with peers; 2) to provide a structured setting to facilitate learning and generalizing specific social skills and behavior management; and 3) to provide the framework for SEA’s and ABA-SW’s to effectively integrate and include children into successful play situations.
The discussion will cover how to create a structured social skills group within the school setting, benefits and challenges associated with these groups, and how to measure progress.
Please RSVP for this free event!
Presentation will take place in Meeting Room 2