Location: In-person and/or virtual

Age: 0-18

Who is Eligible: Eligibility determined by screen.

 

Social skills such as emotional recognition, self-regulation, play skills, perspective taking, conversation skills, nonverbal communication, situational awareness, friendship and problem solving are areas we address in our programs. Speak to a Care Coordinator to see which social skills curriculum and/or groups your child is eligible for. 

 

See below for a list of our social skill program opportunities:

 

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10-week program for ages 8-12 and includes a parent coaching and homework component

 

This evidence-based curriculum is for children with emerging social skills who want to make friends. This program will incorporate parents, who will be taught how to effectively help their children to make and keep friends through weekly coaching sessions and homework assignments so that they can continue to support and build on the skills taught and practiced within sessions.

 

Topics of Instruction:

  • How to ‘play detective’ to find common interests
  • How to join a group of kids at play
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • How to be a good host on a playdate
  • How to be a good winner
  • How to be a good sport
  • How to show respect to adults
  • How to make phone calls to friends

 
Cost: No out of pocket expenses for families currently receiving funds through the OAP and for families paying out of pocket, ABI is pleased to offer a sliding scale in an effort to serve our Families.

 

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills)  is a 14-week program for teens grade 7-12, and includes a parent coaching and homework component

  • Age – 13-18
  • Virtual Service – Yes
  • Type of Group – Social Skills
  • Support Ratio – 3:1
  • Hours per Session – 1.5
  • Number of Sessions – 14

 

Cost: No out of pocket expenses for families currently receiving funds through the OAP and for families paying out of pocket, ABI is pleased to offer a sliding scale in an effort to serve our Families. Cost: $840.00.

 

Socially Savvy Kids is an 8-week program for children ages 3-7.  The Socially Savvy Checklist will aid in pinpointing your child’s strengths and challenges. This program will prioritize the skills most in need of intervention and develop strategies to address and teach each one. 

  • Age – 3-7
  • Virtual Service – Yes
  • Support Ratio – 1:1
  • Hours per Session – 1.5
  • Number of Sessions – 8

 

Cost: No out of pocket expenses for families currently receiving funds through the OAP and for families paying out of pocket, ABI is pleased to offer a sliding scale in an effort to serve our Families. Cost: $780.00.

 

Everyday Speech Curriculum Teaching Social Communication and Social-Emotional Skills using Behaviour Skills Training (BST)

 

Everyday Speech’s evidence-based curriculum combined with BST (which involves instruction, modeling, rehearsal and feedback) is used to teach socials skills in a fun and engaging way.  Video modelling, web-based games and activities are used by Specialists to teach and then transfer into your child’s natural environments by providing coaching and feedback in ‘real-life’ interactions. This program can be any length of time with many children currently accessing it as an on-going part of their education. 

 

Cost: No out of pocket expenses for families currently receiving funds through the OAP and for families paying out of pocket, ABI is pleased to offer a sliding scale in an effort to serve our Families.  Contact us today to see how this can be incorporated into your child’s current goals and for pricing.