Social Skills Programs
Building your child’s self-confidence
We Help Kids Build Social Skills
Social skills are key for shaping relationships and connecting with others. We know that a variety of interactions contribute to the way we engage with others. Those could include anything from facial expressions to verbal and nonverbal communication. We focus on developing the kinds of abilities that help children build relationships.
At WEAP, we help children build social skills, including:
Social skills are at the heart of connecting with family, friends, and the community.
We understand that children on the autism spectrum sometimes need extra help. They may have a hard time understanding social cues, having meaningful conversations, and forming relationships. At WEAP, we use compassionate, contemporary ABA therapy to help kids build skills and confidence.
Therapy Backed by Research
Our social skills programming helps kids better understand how to interact with others. Our team is made up of highly trained staff, including board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and behavior technicians (BTs). They will work with your child to break down goals into more manageable steps. This helps kids understand what to do and boosts their confidence to achieve their goals.
We use goals that are attainable and measurable so you can follow your child’s progress. They may work on skills like taking turns when playing or understanding someone’s tone of voice. With each step they master, your child’s self-esteem will grow.
Each treatment plan we create is unique. It’s also 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:
Your child will learn how to share toys, join in on games, and take turns. They’ll practice social interactions in a fun way and 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.
Having meaningful relationships requires communication, respecting boundaries, listening, and following instructions. Your child can learn social skills in a safe place by doing activities with a small group.
Our team of experts is dedicated to helping your child reach their unique 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 may require additional support to understand appropriate social behavior. That’s why we’re here, to make it easier and less scary for them. As your child grows, they will gain the skills to adapt to new places.