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KidsAbility Kitchener Site
65 Hanson Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
N3H 5K4
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Conversation Buddies - Kitchener - BSS Social Skills Group

Thursday, January 26, 2023 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

KidsAbility Kitchener Site
65 Hanson Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
N3H 5K4
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EVENT TYPE:
Behaviour Support Services
REGISTRATION FEE:
$ 1920.00
REGISTER BY:
January 19, 2023
AVAILABLE SPOTS:
4
EVENT DETAILS:

Conversation Buddies - Kitchener - BSS Social Skills Group

Conversation Buddies was adapted from A Quest for Social Skills (Cumpata & Fell, 2010) to begin to develop reciprocal communication skills. Participants will be supported by Instructor Therapists to recognize and appropriately interpret verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, learning to start and engage in conversation with others, and how to use conversation skills to navigate various social situations. During the group sessions, children will have the opportunity expand their social communication skills with novel peers through play, group discussion and supported interactions. Families will receive a summary of recommendations outlining the strategies developed through each week of group to continue to apply the learning to other settings.

To improve social/peer interactions through:

  • Behaviour Skills Training on topics (instruction, modelling, rehearsal and feedback)
  • Prompting and reinforcement to teach priority goals each session
  • Data collection to assess acquisition of priority goals

Group Goals:

  • Greets others
  • Gains attention of others before starting conversations with them
  • Stays on topic for at least 2 exchanges with a peer
  • Asks to join peer or invites peer to play
Dates: 4:30-6:30 weekly on Thursdays for 10 weeks from January 26th to March 29th, 2023.