Group Social Skills Training-Preschoolers (Ages 4 & 5)

NCMA’s Dover, NH location is now offering a Preschool Social Skills Group to assist children in strengthening their social skills in a warm and welcoming environment.

  • Dr. Rachel Orr is the leader of the 6-week social skills group meeting Wednesday nights from 4:30-5:30pm.
  • This group is best suited for a child between the ages of 4 & 5 who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Pragmatic Disorder, Developmental Delays, or any other Developmental Disorder affecting their ability to socialize.
  • If your child is nonverbal, tends to be physically aggressive towards others, or if they frequently flee from situations that make them uncomfortable, this group would not be a good fit for them.
  • Due to the age of the group members, we are requesting a parent to stay on site for the duration of the class.

Group Curriculum

Week 1: Group rules and Introductions – Getting to know friends

Week 2: Starting a conversation with friends (greetings, social approach, nonverbals)

Week 3: Safe body and giving space (personal space, safe play, nonverbal interpretation)

Week 4: Turn-taking and cooperation in play and conversation (reciprocity)

Week 5: Turn-taking and cooperation in play and conversation (reciprocity)

Week 6: Solving problems (strategies for getting help, avoiding conflict, compromise)

How to enroll

If you are interested in your child joining, please call (207) 594-2952 or email us securely to set up a phone interview to further discuss the process.

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