SOCIAL SKILLS

Social skill groups provide children and adolescents opportunities to gain skills in social interaction through a purposeful and therapeutic approach. Groups are designed to be fun and interactive so students can learn and apply social skills through natural engagement. Middlesex Educational Services offers social skill training for students in grades K-12. Students are grouped based on their age and skill level and groups do not exceed 6 students. Social Skills are taught by social skill coaches with several years of experience.

Enrollment for our winter social skills groups is now open! Call or email us to reserve your spot.

Social Skills For Children Under 6 also available

Early Elementary Social Skills

Winter Session
Tuesdays 5:00 – 5:45

Grades K-2
January 12, 2021 – March 23, 2021
*No class on 2/16/2021
No more than 6 students in a group

  • Approximate age of student: 5-7 years old
  • Individual consideration is given to assure appropriateness of each child and group.
  • Group focus is to foster social skill development through group play and fun activtivies ​​
  • Students will learn skills through natural engagement and play with same-aged peers
  • Parents will be provided feedback and suggestions throughout​
​​Skills to be addressed:
  • ​Sharing
  • Cooperating with others
  • Listening skills
  • Following directions
  • Respecting personal space
  • Making eye contact
  • Friendship skills
  • Manners
  • Emotional Control

​​​​10 weeks
45-minute sessions

Elementary Social Skills

Winter Session 2021
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00

Grades 3-5
January 12, 2021 – March 23, 2021

*No class on 2/16/2021
No more than 6 students in a group

  • Approximate age of student: 8-10 years old
  • Individual consideration is given to assure appropriateness of each child and group.
  • Group focus is to foster social skill development through group play
  • Real-life group play situations that are engaging and fun for students
  • Students will be provided feedback while engaging with same-age peers to allow for in the moment coaching
  • Parents will be provided feedback and suggestions throughout​.
​Skills to be addressed:
  • Perspective talking
  • Problem solving
  • Turn-taking
  • Figurative language
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Flexible thinking
  • Friendship Skills
  • Emotional Control

1 hour a week
10 Weeks

Middle School Social Skills

Winter Session 2021
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30

Grades 6-8
January 13, 2021 – March 24, 2021

*No class on 2/17/2021

No more than 6 students in a group

  • Approximate age of student: 11-13 years old
  • Individual consideration is given to assure appropriateness of each child and group.
  • Group focus is to foster social skill development through group play and social interactions
  • Social groups will be engaging and fun for students and skills will be taught through real-life scenarios​
  • Parents will be provided feedback and suggestions throughout​
​Skills to be addressed:
  • Perspective talking
  • Problem solving
  • Figurative language
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Flexible thinking
  • Friendship skills​​​
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Emotional Control

1 hour a week
10 weeks

High School Social Skills

Winter Session 2021
Wednesdays 6:45 – 7:45

Grades 9-12
January 13, 2021 – March 24, 2021

*No class on 2/17/2021

No more than 6 students in a group

  • Approximate age of student: 14-17 years old
  • Individual consideration is given to assure appropriateness of each child and group.
  • Group focus is to foster social skill development through group discussions and social interactions
  • Social groups will be engaging and fun for students and skills will be taught through real-life scenarios​
  • Parents will be provided feedback and suggestions throughout
Skills to be addressed:
  • ​Perspective talking
  • Problem solving
  • Figurative language
  • Frustration tolerance
  • Flexible thinking
  • Friendship and relationship skills​
  • Appropriate social skills across various settings
  • Emotional Control

1 hour a week
10 weeks

WELCOME TO SOCIAL LEARNING

Here we will update weekly to share information and resources related to what is being taught in our Social Thinking Groups each week. 

Final Summer Class

August 31, 2020|0 Comments

It has been a pleasure working with this group of students. In a short period of time, we have learned so much about one another! I hope each student will take the lessons and [...]

Self Control

August 24, 2020|0 Comments

As we move into week 4 of our social skills class, we will continue to strengthen our friend files, review expected and unexpected social behaviors, and continue to be mindful of our positive and negative [...]

Self Awareness

August 17, 2020|0 Comments

Our group continues to practice good listening skills and develop friend files for each of the participants in the group.  Demonstrating patience, kindness, and appropriate body language are all expected social skills encouraged in this group. [...]

What Are Social Skills?

August 9, 2020|0 Comments

Last week we got to know each other and began creating "people files" and "friend files".  It was amazing to hear the students express their initial feelings and apprehension about joining our group and then [...]

People Files

August 1, 2020|0 Comments

Welcome to Social Learning.  This is a page that will update weekly to share information and resources related to what is being taught in our Social Thinking Groups each week. The focus of our first week [...]