CLINIC PROGRAMS

What is Social Bridges®?

Social Bridges® is an evidence---based, interactive social skills training program in a small peer group setting for children in K through adults  Included are: direct teaching/practice of skills with social coaching in both the clinic and in natural settings, parent training and ongoing written communication/conferences provided by professional staff.  We also offer licensure of our Social Bridges® Toolbox curriculum for schools, homeschool groups and after school programs.

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Small groups are formed according to a child's age, developmental level, and needs. These groups are for children who often struggle with social situations. Some children may have diagnoses such as ADHD, ASD, Twice Exceptional (Gifted “plus”), Social Anxiety, Leaning Disabilities.

 

Groups meet for a semester at a time for 1.5 hours on a weekly basis. The program includes both training for children/teens and parent training to help skills to generalize. Specific written feedback is provided to parents after each group session and at the conclusion of the semester´╗┐.

 

Participants learn and practice skills in groups of 4-6 children with two professional facilitators.  The backgrounds of the facilitators are typically education or mental health counseling. 

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Social Bridges® utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach (CBT) and evidence-based techniques to learn and generalize skills. Foundation skills are based on the developmental level and scaffold upon one another. Examples of skills for different ages include:

  • emotional regulation

  • matching social expectations

  • reading and responding to social cues

  • conversation skills

  • being a helpful friend/classmate/family community member

  • making and keeping friends

  • assertiveness tools/self- advocacy

  • perspective taking

  • being flexible

  • social filter/social prediction (If ___ then ____).

  • problem solving – applying social tools

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202 Lookout Place

Maitland, FL 32751