“My child goes to the park and wants to play with other children, but isn’t sure how. He tries to get their attention by making funny noises or talking in a strange voice. Sometimes other children approach him and try to play with him, but when they notice he is different, they often walk away and go to play with others or play by themselves. It breaks my heart.”
“My child is in 4th grade and plays by himself most of the time. His younger siblings come home and talk about their friends, have friends over, and are invited over to friend’s houses. I want the same for my 4th grader.”
If any of these sound familiar or if your child is having any difficulties with social interaction, you have come to the right place!
“My child always comes home talking about a peer who she helped in school and seems to take a real interest in spending time helping others! She would love to have opportunities to be a part of a blended program where she could develop a friendship/ connection with peers who may benefit from a model.”
Does that sound like your child? Great news! They can come be a part of the group too!
Social skills are a necessary foundation for social interaction and quality of life. Many children need support to gain the skills necessary to thrive in this area. We need peer buddies to help our skill builders learn. It’s all about making connections and learning how to communicate with everyone, regardless of their current social skills set – and most importantly making friends!
GBC aba is thrilled to provide a blended social skills program that provides naturalistic opportunities to interact with peers in a supported environment. Programming is designed by BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) who also train staff and supervise social skills groups on a regular basis.
Groups run for 8-week sessions, meeting once a week. Our next session runs from Monday, April 1 through Thursday, May 23.
Mondays 4:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m. | Grades 6 – 8
Mondays 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Grades K – 5
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Grades K – 5
Thursdays 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Grades K – 5
8 participants to 2 staff
Skill Builders: $200 for 8 week session
2nd skill builder in the same family can attend at reduced rate of $100
Peer Buddies: $80 for the 8 week session
Groups are held at the GBC aba office at 101 Royce Road, Suite 12 in Bolingbrook, IL.
Sessions include topics such as:
Benefits for skill builders:
Benefits for peer buddies: