The Help Group’s Kids Like Me is pleased to offer New Buds: Blossoming Friendships, a conversation and friendship skills group for neurodivergent children ages 4-6 years old. The group is designed to facilitate social skills development in a structured, fun, and supportive environment. Led by highly trained professionals, this group will enable children to gain competencies related to peer interaction while fostering meaningful friendships. The group follows a 90-minute per week curriculum that teaches a variety of skills (included below) with some sessions devoted to parent training to maximize generalization of skills:
90-minute weekly sessions are designed to teach:
- Emotional regulation &
- Non-verbal communication
- Conversation skills
- Theory of mind
- Frustration tolerance
- Friendship making
Children will need to be interviewed to determine if the program is a match for them. Children should have conversational (non-echoed) skills and be able to attend group lessons with minimal support.
For more information or when the next group is set to launch please email us!