We teach our kids to be more successful in their social settings. Participants will learn how to play with their friends and acquire the social skills to interact with others. More importantly, they learn the ability to solve social problems and think socially in a naturalistic setting. This will equip them with the deeper understanding and experience of why these skills are important and how they can be used in various settings.
At TLC, we help the children learn to regulate their emotions, engage with their friends, watch their friend's cues to play, and problem-solve when a social situation arises. We also believe that in teaching the thoughts behind the social skills will help our children see how their actions and behaviors influence others. Many of the concepts and activities we use in therapy are based on the work of well acclaimed experts and approaches of DIR®/Floortime and Social Thinking®.
Our program group children according to the level of their Functional Emotional Development (FEDL). At each level, we focus on addressing specific needs such as:
Our Social Communication Program is suitable for children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, etc.), ADD/ADHD, social anxiety, or other language or social challenges.
These children may exhibit some of the following:
We believe that all children desire meaningful social interactions and relationships. It is our goal to provide a nurturing environment in which they can learn, understand, and practice their social skills to be more successful and confident in daily social life.