Social Thinking/Social Communication groups address how one builds their ability to engage and negotiate the social interactions essential in everyday life. Meetings which are facilitated by licensed, certified professionals help participants explore/understand perspective taking (the ability to understand another person’s point of view) as well as developing strategies to address breakdowns in communication.
Middle School, High School and Young Adult groups will explore specific topics that include, but are not limited to, the integration of verbal and non-verbal cues, problem solving techniques, decision making skills and safety awareness.
The elementary school groups will focus on social thinking, social reciprocity, emotional regulation, developing skills for making and keeping friends as well as recognizing safety concerns.
Fee: $225 (plus one time registration fee of $25 for new clients) 8 week session
Social Thinking/Social Communications Groups are an ESA Eligible expense.
***PLEASE NOTE*** Group schedules are variable and may change depending on the number of students registered. Please call TAFA to confirm dates and times.
*Participants will be grouped by the instructor according to a variety of factors including age and perspective taking level
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Beware of agencies offering Virtual ADOS testing. Valid administration of ADOS-2 requires face-to-face, hands-on interaction between client & evaluator. This ensures accurate assessment of qualitative social interaction & social communication. Virtual administration of the ADOS-2 would exclude the necessary interaction required to examine those critical characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
While maintaining the fidelity of our assessments, evaluators at TAFA are taking every measure to ensure safety and health of our clients and staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic.