Small group guidance will be provided for students as needed. Groups will be determined based on the needs of individual students and formed appropriately. At times, students may be invited to join a group to act as a role model for other students.
Social Groups can benefit students in many ways:
Students learn that anger is normal and that they can develop healthy and safe ways in which to cope with this feeling. Social group provides opportunities for exercising and enhancing impulse and anger control when faced with conflict. It is a time for students to participate in a small group interacting and communicating with each other about ways to engage in problem solving rather than choosing aggression. Students will have the chance to practice appropriate interactions in a formal and controlled setting.
Strategies for Impulse Control-
Social group provides opportunities for exercising and enhancing impulse control, listening skills, taking turns, and conflict resolution. It is a time for students to participate in a small group interacting and communicating with each other.
Developing Positive Self-Esteem-
Students learn to identify positive self-attributes. Positive self-esteem helps students develop healthy relationships with others, take on challenges in academic areas, and make good choices! Students will develop tools to help them respect themselves and appreciate others.
Social Skills -
Working, playing, and learning together can at times be challenging for students. Social groups allow children a chance to work together in a controlled environment with other students to improve their ability to work with other and read social situations appropriately.