Helping children with ASD learn early social communication skills and giving parents the tools they need to help their child be successful.
Social Skills Coaching Level I is a workshop based on the Skillstreaming program developed by Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein and Dr. Ellen McGinnis. It is a highly acclaimed, research-based, prosocial skills training program. Level I of the Social Skills Coaching program focuses on the first set of skills introduced in the Skillstreaming program.
Not only will children work on building foundational social skills for life, parents will receive direct coaching and have the opportunity to connect with other parents of children with ASD. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas, resources and experiences. With the help of an SLP, parents will also get hands-on practice coaching their children during group sessions.
- Children with autism spectrum disorder will learn early social communication skills
- The program is 8 weeks long
- Based on the highly acclaimed Skillstreaming program
- Children and parents attend a 1-hour group session each week
- Parent coaching and child teaching with a Speech-Language Pathologist
- Each session will be a positive and interactive experience
- Weekly homework assignments for carryover practice
- Parents are encouraged to share experiences and ideas
- Parents will be asked to complete pre- and post-assessments
Lesson Structure for Children and Parents: homework review, direct teaching, activities for practice, parent discussion, and planning for homework practice.
Who Can Participate
- Children with ASD aged 5-9 with functional verbal skills
- Children currently receiving Specialized Services funding
- Child should understand most spoken English language
- Child should be able to participate in a group setting
Tuesdays, 6 – 7 p.m. January 28 – March 17, 2020
at the Centre for Autism Services Alberta (4752 – 99 Street NW, Edmonton)
Contact Judith Lam Tang at 780.488.6600 ext. 243