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Social Skills Groups

New Social Skills Groups in Summer 2014!

LifeScape is offering four new one-week Social Skills Groups, this June-August.  The groups meet for four days a week for two hours a day, offering intensive practice in socialization, manners, self-awareness, anger-management, and more.  These groups are helpful for children with autism spectrum disorders, but are also beneficial to any child age 4-16 that has trouble with socialization, is very shy, or has trouble fitting in.  

Group 1 meets Monday-Thursday, June 23-26. Group 2 meets Monday-Thursday, July 7-10. Group 3 meets Monday-Thursday, July 21-24.  Group 4 meets Monday-Thursday, August 4-7.  The groups are led by Aimee Deliramich, PhD, Psychology Associate.   A social skills group may be for your child is he or she has these difficulties:

  • Interacting and playing with peers
  • Making new friends
  • Being rejected by other kids
  • Plays alone
  • Becomes angry easily
  • Is unable to engage in or initiate a conversation
  • Doesn't notice how other perceive him/her

All sessions are held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at LifeScape, 1020 West 18th Street in Sioux Falls. (Formerly Children's Care Rehabilitation Center.)  Cost is $350 per child. Insurance coverage does not apply, but some scholarship funds are available.

In September, two ten-week Social Skills Groups will begin. Group 1 will meet Tuesdays for one hour from September 15 to November 15, and Group 2 will meet Thursdays from September 17 to November 19. 

For details or to register for the summer or fall groups, call Carla at (605) 444-9700.

 

"Our family is extremely grateful for all of Mason's therapists and the staff at Children's Care. Everyone goes above and beyond their call of duty to empower Mason and our family to develop and maximize his potential. Thank you Children's Care for being a part of our family and support system. We couldn't do it without you."
– Tim M., Parent