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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.


"Helping at Children's Care has taught me to look at the bright side of things just like the kids do!"
– Kaitlyn B., Volunteer