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Sep 09

Social Skills

The Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region is pleased to offer a new approach to our Social Skills Program. Starting this fall we will be offering different levels of our 8-week Social Skills Program!

Cost: $125 for Members/ $160 for Non-Members

Duration: 8 Weeks, 1 Hour/Week

Locations: Mississauga & Brampton

This is a group facilitated program for students in grades 1-4 and grades 5-8. This program uses a strength based approach and offers different levels throughout the year, so your child may continue to build on their skills and progress in their social development. We use lessons that promote positive communication skills and appropriate social behaviors, while building on your child’s self-esteem. Our program will encourage these helpful social skills by using role-modelling, positive feedback and self-awareness activities. Please see the next few pages for a sample break down of the Social Skills Levels.

These programs are designed to support students who are struggling with a learning disability and/or ADD/ADHD. However, we understand that a formal diagnosis is not always possible and therefore, all students who are struggling with their academics, social skills and self-esteem are welcome.

 Students do not need a formal diagnosis to register and participate.

 


Program Overview

The social skills program will cover a number of topics over an 8-week period. Program facilitators will organize the topics depending on the needs and age of the students registered. Parents are also welcome to suggest topics to broaden the curriculum, to draw on parental experiences and to inform our program based on your child’s needs. Parental input will enhance the content and quality of our social skills program.

The first class will be an introduction, learning how the program works, setting personal and group goals and getting to know everyone in the group. The final class will be a celebration of goals achieved, reviewing what we have learned and how we can continue to use what we learned outside of the program.

 

Program schedules are subject to change. For more information please contact:

Amanda Partab

Resource Counsellor & Programs Coordinator

apartab@ldapr.ca or 905 272 4100 ext.204

Sibling discounts and subsidies are available. Please call for details.


Social Skills Junior 4 Level Program Curriculum

Facilitators are encouraged to structure their 8 week program in the way that best meets their needs and the need of their students and parents. Facilitators are encouraged to use their strengths, experiences and ideas to be creative and flexible with their students when designing lesson plans. Below are recommended for the different levels of an 8-week Social Skills Junior class (grades 1-4). The order of topics, the way the topic is introduced, the lesson is designed, and the kinds of activities, handouts and discussions that are incorporated into the program and each lesson plan are all left to the discretion, creativity and intuition of the facilitator. This is designed simply to give facilitators some ideas and direction should it be needed, as well as to give parents and guardians an idea of the kinds of topics covered within a Social Skills Junior program.

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Social Skills Senior 4 Level Program Curriculum

Facilitators are encouraged to structure their 8 week program in the way that best meets their needs and the need of their students and parents. Facilitators are encouraged to use their strengths, experiences and ideas to be creative and flexible with their students when designing lesson plans. Below are recommended topics to be covered within different levels of an 8-week Social Skills Senior class. The order of topics, the way the topic is introduced, the lesson is designed, and the kinds of activities, handouts and discussions that are incorporated into the program and each lesson plan are all left to the discretion, creativity and intuition of the facilitator. This is designed simply to give facilitators some ideas and direction should it be needed, as well as to give parents and guardians an idea of the kinds of topics covered within a Social Skills Senior program.

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