Social Learning Groups
What is Social Learning?
Social learning is the cognitive process of learning how to think about and interact with others. Through explicit instruction and opportunities to practice skills, children and adolescents will learn how to think socially. Social learning helps people develop the tools they need to adapt to different social situations and communicate more effectively with others.
Individuals who benefit from social learning tend to have difficulties navigating their social world, including:
- making and keeping friends
- successfully participating in a group
- appropriately engaging in back-and-forth conversations
- thinking about the thoughts and feelings of others
- making inferences (i.e., using clues to figure things out)
- problem solving
- interpreting abstract language, facial expressions, and body language
- planning and organizing
- adapting and responding to people and events
- modifying their actions and behaviors to fit a social situation
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What are Social Learning Groups?
Social learning groups are designed for individuals who have social learning challenges and average to above average cognitive and verbal language abilities. Direct instruction and opportunities to practice strategies are offered in a safe, comfortable environment. Each group is designed to meet the needs of its participants in meaningful and engaging ways. Children and adolescents are thoughtfully placed into social learning groups based upon age and ability.
Preschool and elementary groups utilize concepts from Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® curriculum, as well as other research-based programs. Groups meet one time per week for 45 minutes, followed by parent communication after each session. Groups are continuous with ongoing enrollment.
Adolescent groups utilize concepts from UCLA's evidence-based PEERS curriculum and Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® curriculum. Groups meets for 45 minutes one time per week. Groups are continuous with ongoing enrollment.