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Social Skills Instruction


Since screening and assessment comprise a vital foundation for effective social skill instruction, we begin the process of program design with an appropriate evaluation of an individual’s entry-level skills. It is our experience that in the absence of earnest identification, classification, and selection of the skills that need to be taught, intervention is likely to be unsystematic and pointless. In consequence, we begin social skill instruction with appropriate screening and assessment.

Following the evaluation phase, we use best practices and evidence-based interventions for learners who exhibit social skill problems and other challenging behaviors. More specifically, we “match” our interventions to the strengths of a learner (e.g., strength-based intervention) and the most critical behavioral excesses (e.g., excessive conversation regarding a particular topic) or skill deficits (e.g., an individual that does not know how to enter into a conversation) exhibited by a learner.

The assessment and intervention “matching” process is different from a one-size-fits all approach that involves generic behavioral interventions for unique and individual behavioral excesses and deficits. We believe that achievement in the domain of social interaction greatly improves the quality of life for a learner and we place a premium on screening, assessment, and individually tailored interventions.

Clinical services available may vary by state or region. The intake department will clarify if a particular service is available in your state or region. For more information regarding our speech therapy services, please email us or call us toll free at (855) 295-3276. We are currently able to provide services in English, Spanish, French, German, Korean, Vietnamese and Armenian.


  
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