Social Skill Services
About Social Skill Services
Behavioral Concepts Inc, provides a unique opportunity for your child to attend social skills groups with typically developing peers. It is our goal to set forth this group in such a way that it will enhance your child’s opportunity to learn and practice skills with same age peers in a group setting. The group facilitators will include a Clinical Coordinator and/or BCBA on site.
Social skills are those communication, problem-solving, decision making, self-management, and peer relations abilities that allow one to initiate and maintain positive social relationships with others. Deficits or excesses in social behavior interfere with learning, teaching, and adult/ peer relationships. Social competence is linked to peer acceptance, adult/ teacher acceptance, inclusion success, and post school success.
Children with autism have difficulty managing many of the life enhancing experiences enjoyed by their typically aged peers. Whether it’s going to the playground, eating in a restaurant, or going to a highly stimulating children’s activity center (e.g., Chuck E. Cheese) our trained staff will accompany the parent(s) to promote the generalization of skills taught in the isolation of the home. For example our staff will be with you when navigating the grocery store, getting a haircut, or visiting their physician or dentist. Our clinicians may create social stories, visuals and/ or reinforcement procedures to help your child to understand the expectations and the sequence of events that occur in each novel visit.
- Weekly Themes
- Small Supportive Groups
- Games, Role Playing, and Rehearsal
- Siblings Welcome As Peers
All of our services are arranged through the following insurance companies: Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fallon Health, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, United Health/United Behavioral Health and Mass Health.
Private pay is available for those interested. Please call 508-363-0200 for details on pricing and methods of payment.
345A Greenwood St.Worcester, MA 01607Phone/Fax:(508)363-0200 / (508)363-1213
5 Cedar Ridge Ln.Mansfield, MA 02048Phone/Fax:(508)377-6811 / (508)339-6310