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Specializing in Autism, Behavior, and Speech Therapy

Social Skills Training

Social skills training is an important part of the programming for any child or adult with disabilities. Good social skills help the client become fully integrated into their home, school, and community. Social skills training may improve:

  • School and academic achievement
  • Family, friend, and community relationships
  • Awareness of social boundaries

PineCone Therapies offers individual and group social skills training in the clinic and in the community. During the summertime Social Skills Camp is an opportunity for short-term but intensive training for all age.

Social Skills Curricula Examples

  • Circles®
  • Friendship circles
  • Social groups
  • Navigating the Social World by Jeanette McAfee, MD
  • Functional skills training

Social Skills Targets

  • Rituals and conversational skills
  • Asking for information
  • Giving information
  • Responding to information
  • Understanding body language
  • Using appropriate body language
  • Asking for help
  • Requesting clarification
  • Improving listening and attention
  • Apologizing
  • Sharing
  • Asking for permission
  • Maintaining positive social interactions and relationships
  • Self-control during feelings of anger or frustration
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Self-care, grooming, and hygiene
  • Being a good sport and a good friend

Southlake Office: 817-442-9022    |   Missouri City Office:  346-368-4412