GROUP SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
Social skills groups are small groups, anywhere from 2 to 8 children. Children are typically grouped by age or grade. Our social groups allow children to practice social skills in a natural social environment. Sessions provide participants an opportunity to role-play social skills as well as learn by playing. The group facilitator will provide direct teaching of skills and then use teachable moments during play or social interactions to reinforce appropriate social skills or provide additional teaching when errors are made.
Social skills covered depends on the needs of each participant but some skills that may be covered include reading nonverbal social cues, initiating and maintaining conversations, using greetings and goodbyes, determining when a change in behavior is needed, problem solving, and when to use our social filter.
Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length.
INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
Some children or adolescents need individual coaching or training to initially learn a skill. Individual training can help them learn a skill that they are particularly having difficulty with or may struggle to discuss in a group format. It allows them to focus on the skill and receive one-on-one attention from the trainer.
Skills that may be more appropriately addressed in individual sessions may include managing one's emotions, redirecting negative thoughts to positive thoughts, expressing emotions, sharing negative feelings or opinions, and dating.
Sessions our approximately 50 minutes in length.
Feeling like you have no idea what you are doing? Feeling overwhelmed as a parent? Do you try to talk to other parents, but feel like they don't understand what you are going through? You may need a parent coach.
A parent coach can help you develop tools for your toolbox to enable you to positively parent your child. They can help you determine areas that you are struggling in and develop a plan of action. Whether its establishing bedtime routines, minimizing electronic use or managing tantrum behaviors, we can help you feel more in control and connected with your child.
Sessions are individualized but range from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
Attempting to navigate the world of special education? Whether you are new to special education or a veteran, a special education advocate can be your partner in advocating for your child's educational needs. The special education process can be overwhelming, but you do not have to be alone in the journey. The Tallest Trees will be your partner every step in the process. We are highly knowledgeable and experienced in educational laws, special education procedures and interventions, assessment, and programing.
We can help you decipher the lengthy Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) and Individual Education Plans (IEPs). We are also able to assist you in determining if additional testing is needed to provide appropriate recommendations or if additional services are needed for your child.
A consultation may include review of your child's evaluations, review of IEP paperwork, explanations and/or clarifications on the ARD process, or ARD attendance to advocate on your child's behalf.
Contact us today to book a time to discuss your needs.