The manner in which we communicate with others can be as important as the words we use. In fact, our manner or style can either help or hinder communication. Recognizing this need, we have developed a series of training courses that addresses the social delays commonly experienced by children.
AOS helps children develop communication skills in the context of interactive activities with a focus on developing eye contact, using appropriate body language, resolving verbal conflicts, using self-advocacy skills in the classroom, and applying effective repair strategies, to name a few skills.
Children should be at or above grade expectations and able to sustain positive behavior with others. Having completed our Level 1 program, students then move to Levels 2,3, and 4 as their skills indicate. Taught by speech-language pathologists and assistants, the group meets for 90 minutes once weekly for six weeks, three times yearly. A questionnaire and parent discussion determine specific goals for each student as well as the appropriate program level.
SAMPLE LESSON FOCUS
Skill Topic Introduction: i.e. meeting new people
Recognize the Skill used effectively in others
Practice in Interactive Activities
Evaluate the use of the skills
Activities for Parents/Teachers for ongoing monitoring
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Our Social Skills Program is built around your students specific needs. The lessons above are just a starting point for our course.
Fine tuning and honing those skills to aid adult's success is what we're good at too!
Thank you for your excellent support to the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in the area of language and communication skills development for our scientists and engineers.
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