What Makes for a Good Social Skills Group?


What Makes for a Good Social Skills Group?

Much of what I do in my job include social skills groups and that is the primary form of treatment for people on the spectrum.

Those on the spectrum need these skills to make friends and to share their lives with others.

Basically, my groups that I run are nine weeks long and has a parenting component.

You should be looking for an etiquette night.

You should be looking for friendship and communication skills.

You should also be looking for some games – some things that build rapport.

And you would also hope to find a group where the moms and dads involved are HEAVILY involved with the process.

When parents are heavily involved, they can get these kids together after group and they can practice what they’ve learned within group.

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Southeast Psych, Psych Bytes, and Shrink Tank. He works with individuals on the Autism spectrum and consults on the development of Autism programs and private practice development across the country. Dr. Gaskill is the co-author of Max Gamer: Aspie Superhero as well as How We Built Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours.


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