Social Skills Group
The Social Butterflies Club® social skills program is back for the 2022-23 school year!
Groups will meet 2x per week for 30 minutes during lunch time. Lunchtime is a great time to work on social communication skills as it is a natural setting for children. Many children struggle during these unstructured social times. We work with all the children to develop necessary social communication skills. Each child will have specific goals based on their initial screening and each semester parents will be provided with individualized reporting to address progress toward student goals.
How It works:
- Once registered, you will be billed for the sessions a month in advance via email.
- Tuition is due by the first day of the month.
- Payments are accepted online or can be collected at school with checks payable to Social Learning, LLC
- Our Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Educational Specialist will complete an informal screening at your child’s first session to develop a plan of care and goals for your child.
- Monthly summaries are sent home to all parents. K-8th grade students will receive progress notes each semester with their individual progress.
- FEE: $50.00 per week (2 Lunch social skills group sessions per week) for students. Parents will be billed monthly for services. * Sliding scales are available for those who qualify. Please contact us for the application.
Questions? Contact Rhonda Osisek, program director, at [email protected] or Iola Malapira at [email protected] or 757.422.6342. for more information.
Rhonda Osisek is a certified speech and language professional with over 20 years of experience and believes the increasing need for direct social pragmatic instruction stems from a number of causes:
Living in the age of technology, many children are no longer developing social skills naturally. For some, computers, cell phones and video games are impediments to healthy development. The result is delayed social development that can lead to life-long consequences from academic, interpersonal and vocational perspectives.
Did you know: Social development is the basis upon which all language is built. Children develop academic skills, expressive language skills, as well as gross and fine motor skills through play in the early years of life.
The population we serve frequently has delayed development of social skills resulting from a wide range of causes. Speech-language delays, motor delays, cognitive delays, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or social isolation can all result in difficulty acquiring social acuity.
The program: The Social Butterflies Club (SBC) teaches children social skills in a fun, structured environment. The unique organization of our program works to teach social understanding in a real-life context, instead of in isolation. Kids are allowed to practice what they learn with others, while having fun at the same time!