When I lived in Atlanta, I developed a passion for working with middle schoolers with social skills deficits. Over almost 6 years, I developed many social skills groups while working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for The Howard School. I had fun implementing a social skills cooking club, social skills movie club and social skills writing workshop. I found the most success when allowing students to have some autonomy in the direction of the group as well as explicitly sharing the purpose of the group to the students.
Learn more about what science and research says about using autonomy and purpose to improve motivation here: Drive by Daniel Pink
After moving to Western North Carolina, it took some time (almost 3 years), but I’m VERY excited to announce that I will be starting a social skills group in Asheville, North Carolina!
Check it out here: EPIC Saturdays
I’ve incorporated all of the ideas from my previous groups and combined them into one EPIC social skills group.
Stay tuned for the fun things we do together while learning how to be more of a social thinker!