HOW ARE SOCIAL SKILLS TAUGHT AT TDLC?
Most of us pick up this set of skills as children, during our everyday interactions with adults and peers. However, some children are unable to do so and require direct teaching and practice. We work with small groups of children, as specific skills are taught, practiced, and reinforced.
Tangible Difference Learning Center's Social Skills Classes are set up like a school classroom, with one lead Social Skills teacher instructing the class. There are also class "shadows" - therapists that are paired with 2 to 3 children each. The shadows generally do not interfere with the children's activities, but intervene and redirect a child if he or she is not following directions, paying attention, making good choices, or behaving appropriately. The shadows remain as unobtrusive as possible, so that the child is able to pick up on social cues, instructions, and lessons on their own whenever possible.
Social Skills for younger children
Social Skills for older children