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Drawn from evidence-based practices, this small play therapy group led by a clinician who understands the value of children's play, gives your child tools to improve social skills, emotional intelligence and self-confidence.
Games and coaching are provided to teach your child skills in successfully navigating the social arena including topics such as joining in play with peers, handling frustration and disappointment, creating mutually joyful friendships, successfully resolving conflicts, reading nonverbal social cues, expressing yourself authentically and kindly, and maintaining attention & organization.
All activities are play and relationship-based and many incorporate sensory regulation strategies, emotional management techniques, and all incorporate self-awareness, creativity, and fun!
Appropriate for children who could use a little extra support to engage socially with peers, manage attention and body regulation, and successfully manage their emotions. Limit of 4 children per group to maximize social learning.
Themes and activities are drawn from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking curriculum, Play and Drama Therapy, Mindfulness, and the transformational social-emotional learning toys Kimochis®.
Details about the groups
Who: Children age 5-11 2-4 children per group. Children are grouped by age, developmental level, and temperament.
Group participants range from high-functioning children who struggle with social thinking and need a little guidance to support confidence and emotional regulation with peers, to children with mild learning or sensory differences.
How to Enroll Ensuring a good fit is of the utmost importance. The group aims to include children who will both learn from and enjoy one another's company and, ideally continue friendship beyond the group.
There are three steps to enroll:
Intake Process Process: 1) 15 min complimentary phone consultation w/ parent 2) 75 min intake session with parents only 3) Social skills Intro session w/ child & parent or whole family (to double as observation of family dynamics) 3) 10 min follow up phone conversation
Group Intro & Assessment Session A 60-min individualized introduction to and assessment for SF Bay Play Therapy's social skills groups.
In this assessment you will experience therapist facilitation of two Social Skills Games with your whole family that teach nonverbal cues, eye contact, turn-taking, self-regulation, cooperative play, and self-expression.
Receive a 1-hour recorded webinar by founder of SF Bay Play Therapy, Karen Wolfe, MFT on supporting social skills in your child.
Receive a social skills assessment checklist to keep track of your child’s social skills
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Cost: Intake Process: $365 Social Group: $120-$80/wk sliding scale
Please inquire about payment plans and sliding scale if cost is prohibitive. I strive to provide services to all who are interested.
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