Social Skills Programs
Building your child’s self-confidence
We’ll Help Your Child Build Social Skills
Social skills are essential for shaping relationships and connecting with others. From facial expressions to verbal and nonverbal communication, a range of interactions play into how we interact with one another.
At BCI, we help children build social skills, including:
Learning social skills can be an integral part of engaging with family members, friends, and the community.
People on the autism spectrum often find it hard to pick up on social cues, take part in meaningful conversations, and build relationships. At BCI, we use compassionate, contemporary ABA therapy to help your child build skills and confidence in social settings.
Social Skills Programs Backed by Research
Social skills programming helps children better understand how to interact with other people. Our team of highly-trained board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and behavior technicians (BTs) will work with your child to break down different skills and goals into smaller, more manageable steps. This makes it easier for children to understand what they need to do, and also helps them meet their goals in a way that builds up their self-confidence.
We use goals that are attainable and measurable so you can follow your child’s progress. These goals might include things like taking turns when playing with others, or understanding the tone of voice someone is using when they speak. With each step they master, your child’s self-esteem will grow.
Each treatment plan we create is unique and backed by what our experts have found to be research-based best practices.
We also give your child activities and exercises to practice so they can learn how to:
Our activities include games and role playing that help children learn important skills like sharing toys, joining in on a game with other children, and taking turns. These activities are designed to help teach them how to observe and practice common daily social interactions in a fun way. They’ll build skills that will stick with them long after the game is over.
Navigating Social Situations
Navigating friendships is an essential part of growing up for any child. Our Social Skills Programs are designed to teach social skills that boost self-confidence.
Knowing how to foster communication with others, respect boundaries, listen actively, and follow instructions are keys to meaningful relationships. Our programs involve small-group activities that allow your child to practice these key social skills in a safe and supportive environment.
You can rest assured knowing that our team of specialists is committed to helping your child reach their potential. We’ll start by identifying their strengths and goals we can set that will help them be even more successful. Then, we’ll focus on key skills that your child can practice.
Children with autism sometimes need a little extra help in understanding what is socially appropriate behavior. That’s why we’re here, to make it easier and less scary for them. With time and practice, your child will learn the skills they need to navigate all sorts of new environments.
Ways We Unlock Social Skills:
Discussion, modeling, role play, and positive reinforcement
Art projects and other fun, structured indoor and outdoor activities
We understand the importance of helping children with autism learn social skills to succeed in school and life. We have developed a comprehensive approach based on science and time-tested techniques that have enabled thousands of families to manage the unique challenges associated with autism.
Many of our locations run daytime, after-school, and seasonal Social Skills Programs. To find a location who offers social skills near you, visit our location finder here.