Social difficulties are at the core of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Children with ASD often have difficulty making friends, understanding social context, and communicating with others. This can lead to difficulties at school, in the community, and feelings of isolation.
This program will use scientifically tested methods of teaching children social skills and providing parents with behavior management strategies and social support. The program incorporates Children’s Friendship Training, video modeling, and opportunities to practice in natural, community settings.
Who can participate?
Boys ages 8 to 12 who have been diagnosed with ASD and have trouble with:
Recognizing social expectations, Getting along with peers, Social communication, Playing with peers .
When & Where?
Twice a week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) for 6 weeks: June 12 – July 23 (Tues. children’s group
and Wed. caregivers)
Clinical Psychology Center
1444 Mansfield Avenue Missoula, MT 59812
6 week program will cost $220. Check or cash only. Option for a sliding scale.
This program will help your child learn how to:
Have conversations with peers
Accept “No” for an answer
Increase play skills with others
Make positive social statements
Listen to adults
Increase communication skills
Identify and express feelings
See the attached flyer for more information.