Social Skills Group

Helping Special Needs Students Learn Through Play

Peak Potential Therapy’s Social Skills Group represents a fusion of social development ideologies and therapeutic approaches. For children, through play, they “work.” Much of the learning a child does is through play activities. During play, many communication skills are learned and practiced, such as: taking turns, making eye contact, using gestures and body language, labeling actions and objects, and repeating speech. Our Social Skills Groups use play as the primary medium to enhance language comprehension and expression.

Sessions are:

  • Facilitated by a licensed professional, Speech-Language Pathologist, or Occupational Therapist
  • 60 minutes long
  • Recurring weekly; ongoing sessions through May 2023, but ask that families commit for 10 weeks to try it
  • Center-based in Northfield, Ohio, unless otherwise noted
  • Offer a ratio of 6 children to 1 therapist and 1 aide
  • Include a free 30-minute phone consult prior to the start of the first session
  • May incorporate other settings to generalize skills
  • If you have questions regarding the Social Skills Groups, contact the staff at Peak Potential Therapy.

Please note: Social groups are open for registration! Register now to reserve your child’s spot.

Social Skills Group: Level 1 (children ages 3 to 5)

Session #1: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Status: 6 spots available

Session #2: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Status: 6 spots available

This is the first step to learning social interaction, communication skills, and sensory exploration and regulation. Our sessions will include arts and crafts, fine and gross motor play, games, pretend play, and more. Children will be using the Ready Body Program to teach important skills to be safe and have fun while playing and socializing.

Social Skills Group: Level 2 (children ages 5 to 8)

Session #1: Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Status: 1 spots available

Session #2: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Status: 2 spots available

This is the second step to learning the skills to play, talk, and interact with peers in many contexts. One of the best ways to learning these skills is through facilitated play. Children will continue using the Ready Body Program and interact with peers during a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, music, and pretend play to encourage group participation.

Social Skills Group: Level 3 (children ages 9 to 12)

Session: Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Status: 3 spots available

This is the third step to learning the skills needed for upper-elementary grades. At this level, play becomes more sophisticated and is centered on favorite interests. The components of this group will be expanding interests, using favorites for motivation, and active games. Pop culture topics, such as current books and movies, will be discussed.

Social Skills Group: Level 4 (children ages 13 to 18)

Session #1: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Status: 3 spot available

Session #2: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Status: 3 spot available

Sessions meet at the center and then go into the community to focus on generalizing social, job, and life skills.

Note: your child will be charged anywhere from $15 to $50 per art class depending on what they choose to construct. This fee will be added to the cost of the Social Skills Group rate.

This is the fourth step to learn team-building skills. The teens will be encouraged to work in parallel engagement while utilizing social skills to complete tasks. While doing so, they improve their skills in listening, following directions, and giving directions. Many fun projects will be completed during their time together.  Community outings may be scheduled based on clients’ needs to generalize skills.

Social Skills Group Testimonial

“Natalie Reimann is a super responsive SLP and owner, she listens carefully to parents‘ concerns and tailors a treatment plan according to the kid’s needs.  She records data based on each response given by the kid so as to track the kid’s progress.  Very professional, productive, and considerate…   By the way, the speech center has two pets in a cage, kids just love it so much.  It was a pleasure to seeking professional support from Peak Potential Therapy.” – Lina Ding (Google review: May 2020)

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Fee Schedule & Insurance

A fee schedule and a list of health insurances accepted at Peak Potential Therapy can be found on our Policies page.

Grant Funding Sources

We understand that for many families, finding financial assistance and grant funding for therapy services can be a struggle. To help make it easier to access these resources, we’ve compiled an extensive list of grant sources. These sources can provide financial assistance with a variety of therapy services provided by Peak Potential Therapy.

We also accept the CareCredit healthcare credit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed exclusively for healthcare services with special financing options such as those offered by Peak Potential Therapy.

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