Life On The B Side

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Social Skills Group – Maybe? June 20, 2012

Filed under: Life on the Jay train — The B Side @ 9:09 am
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This evening we’re taking Jay for an … evaluation? introduction? trial?  I don’t know what to call it.

We’re taking him to a place in our town to see if they think he’s a good fit for a “social skills” play group.  There are a few groups that meet there at different times.  Each group has 4 or 5 children.  They learn about playing games appropriately and about sharing and taking turns and about reading people’s body language and facial expressions and all sorts of other things that will help to improve his … well … social skills.

By all accounts it’s run by a really good and highly qualified OT specialist.  I have heard nothing but good things about them from other parents as well as from Jay’s current therapists and even his neurologist.

 

I hope she thinks he will make a good addition to the group.

 

That’s all I got for today.

 

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6 Responses to “Social Skills Group – Maybe?”

  1. solodialogue Says:

    What more do you need?! I hope it’s a fit for Jay and I have a strong feeling that it will be! Toots used to be in a social skills class too but eventually the group fell apart with moves and changes. I hope Jay has loads of fun!

  2. I hope all goes well.

  3. Lisa Says:

    The skills group sounds fantastic! I hope he’s a good fit! Keep us posted!

  4. Neil N Says:

    We’ve had good success with a social skills group for our son and have been going for years. He actually looks forward to going.

  5. cathmae Says:

    It’s great to “sample” the full range of services and programs to see what works and what doesn’t. Here’s hoping all goes well.

  6. therocchronicles Says:

    I hope it’s a good fit for him! Roc did a social/play group when he was younger (probably 5 years old, I cannot quite remember) and the group of kids wasn’t right for him, the people running it couldn’t wrangle him and I felt like he didn’t get as much out of it as I had wanted him too. Fast forward a few years and he’s had a few years of school under his belt and he’s matured. He started a “friendship group” a couple weeks ago and it’s going much, much better.

    So, if for any reason it doesn’t seem right or you feel that he’s not getting as much as you had hoped out of it–you can always try a different group, or try it again at a different time.

    But, I hope it’s awesome from the start.


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