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ABLS Social Clubs

Building social skills in social clubs.

Our social clubs focus on building social skills within a variety of settings and activities through the use of ABA. Groups are formed based on the individual strengths and needs of each student, which are evaluated through a Social Skills Assessment before placement. Throughout each program, teachers implement specific social skills programming to guide each participant toward individualized objectives while maximizing opportunities for peer engagement. Data are systematically collected and analyzed frequently to ensure ongoing measurement and data driven decisions. 

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Pre-School (3-5 years old)

Teachers implement specific social skills programming to guide each participant toward individualized goals while maximizing opportunities for peer engagement. We focus on cooperative play, conversation, following the “group plan” and understanding paralinguistic aspects of communication.

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Cooking Group

In cooking group chefs will have access to a full open floor plan kitchen to work on meal planning, nutrition, reading and listening skills, sequencing, turn-taking, measuring and adjusting recipes, food tasting and becoming familiar with identifying and operating a variety of kitchen tools.

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The Art of Storytelling

The Art of Storytelling group focuses on the development of inferencing, perspective taking, and sequencing skills using examples in popular films. It leads to practice exchanging stories in conversation, while developing perspective taking.

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Mystery Monday

Students will develop inferencing skills, tolerance to frustration, problem solving skills, and perspective taking, while solving mysteries or escape-room type puzzles!

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Video Gamer Group

The Video Gamers group provides an opportunity for tweens to make friends, maintain relationships, practice group decision-making, strengthen conversation abilities and develop other healthy, age-appropriate social skills such as negotiation, conflict resolution and sportsmanship.

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Girls Club

Our program offers a space for children to develop social skills to navigate the unique social situations of growing up a girl. Groups promote skills such as forming and maintaining social relationships, non-verbal communication and body language, social perspective taking, self-regulation, impulse control and frustration tolerance.

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Magic Monday

Children will develop social skills while learning the art of deception and illusion! Topics will include reading body language, interpreting tone of voice, and understanding white lies. Beginning magic kit included.

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Introduction to Minecraft

Learn the fine balance between cooperation and competition for resources while you build houses, ride horses, and spawn pets in this popular millennial game.

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Teen Hangout

Teen Hangout provides an opportunity for teenagers to make friends, maintain relationships, practice group decision-making, strengthen conversation ability and develop other healthy, age-appropriate social skills.

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Book Club

"We should’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading."
—B.F. Skinner

Our book clubs use contemporary and classic fiction novels to develop inferencing, perspective taking, and sequencing skills and expand figurative language.

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Friday Short Film Festival

This group focuses on the development of inferencing, perspective taking, and sequencing skills using short films as exemplars. Acting techniques are used to teach conversation, non-verbal communication and perspective taking.

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Virtual Band/Chorus

This multi-age group develops social skills while participants singing and play together. Support roles are also available for participants that are not musically inclined but have an interest in video editing.