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Social Skills Programs

Fostering social well-being for youth with diverse needs

The Casa Colina Children’s Services Center offers weekly social skills programs for children and teens with social delays. Led by licensed occupational therapists and/or speech-language pathologists and assistants, our groups help participants to better engage with peers, working with them on age-appropriate skills like problem-solving, communication, and conflict resolution, to help your child improve social skills and thrive with peers.

We offer three levels of social skills training. Each group is divided as necessary to achieve age-appropriate sub-groups that ensure your child will be placed with kids closer in age and ability level:

Kids Crew

Kids Crew is a social skills program designed for children ages 4 to 12 years old. All program levels consist of eight weekly sessions that focus on:

  • Personal space
  • Initiating play with peers
  • Engaging in play with peers
  • Responding to interactions
  • Greetings/farewells
  • Body language and eye contact
  • Maintaining conversations
  • On-topic comments
  • Flexibility of play
  • Sportsmanship
  • Sharing and turn-taking
  • Entering play space

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Adventure Together

Adventure Together gives participants ages 3 to 16 access to diverse, age-appropriate leisure activities that promote improved quality of life through social and community engagement. Program levels are determined by age group and consist of ten weekly sessions that focus on:

  • Personal space
  • Sharing and turn-taking
  • Basic conversation skills
  • Engaging in group activities with peers
  • Social greetings and farewells

More information:

START Adventure (ages 3 to 6)
Early Adventure (ages 6 to 8)
Adventure Together I and II (ages 8 to 12 and ages 12 to 16)

Teen Scene

Teen Scene is a social and life skills program designed for teens and young adults between 13 and 22 years of age. Program levels consist of 12 weekly sessions that focus on:

  • Entering and maintaining participation in social activities
  • Body awareness and body language
  • Functional communication
  • Table manners and hygiene
  • Personal space
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Cooperative planning
  • Establishing and maintaining friendships
  • Employment readiness
  • Community outings

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AAC Social Skills

The Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Social Skills Group is designed for children and adolescents who use an AAC device to communicate. The group focuses on a wide range of skills including:

  • Increasing communication and language skills through the use of AAC
  • Providing opportunities for social interactions and increasing social communication skills
    through engaging activities
  • Providing Aided Language Input (ALI), an evidence-based method of modeling language
  • Providing parent/caregiver education on strategies and home programs to increase the child’s and family’s functional use of AAC

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All of our social skills programs accept a variety of funding sources, including regional center, most medical insurances, school districts, or cash pay.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 4200 or toll-free 866/724-4127, ext. 4200 or contact us now.

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