Monday, July 19, 2010

Social Skills Group Starting in Conway

Social Skills Groups
We are excited to announce that social skills groups are forming and will begin this September in Conway. The groups will include up to 8 children with 2 group leaders.

The social skills groups are open to children ages 4-12 who need instruction in the area of social skills. Deficits in this area are commonly found in children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders but a formal diagnosis is not required.

Group leaders will utilize research-based strategies and ABA methodology during instruction. Data will be collected during each session to monitor progress on the areas being programmed for.

An intake appointment with both the parent and child will be scheduled for August and will assist group leaders in developing social skill goals and group placement. Ongoing communication with parents will assist in allowing skills that are learned in group to be practiced outside of group times.

Group Leaders:

Jennifer Hennessey, Ed.D., is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years experience working with children on the autism spectrum in both home and public school settings.

Shelia Smith, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, has over 6 years experience specializing in early childhood and working with children on the autism spectrum. She is currently completing coursework and receiving supervision required for the BCBA exam.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at 501-940-4435 or Shelia at 501-730-3578

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