Description: This social skills group is a fun and motivating way to help children develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviours and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation. It uses cognitive-behavioural strategies to help children monitor and regulate their own behaviours in the moment, read the hidden social rules in each context, and then regulate our physical presence, eyes, language, emotions, reactions, etc. through the development of flexible thinking.
These concepts are taught using a hero named ‘Superflex’ and the ‘Team of Unthinkables’. Superflex demonstrates ‘social smarts’, whereas the Team of Unthinkables illustrate the different ways our brains get sidetracked in a less social way. Children are introduced, for example, to Rock Brain, The Destroyer of Fun, and the Space Invader, and learn more adaptive ways then to follow them.
Where: Canoe Therapy Burlington
Appropriate for: 8-10 yr olds with average or above average cognitive and language skills looking for self-regulation and social skills learning opportunities. Appropriate for a young people with a range of diagnoses, specifically high functioning Autism (ASD) or Asperger’s. Prerequisite for this group is participation in Incredible Flexible You.
1 hour daily
# of attendees: 4
Extended Healthcare Coverage: Eligible under Speech Language Therapy. Developed and implemented by a Speech-Language Pathologist who is registered with the College of Speech language of Ontario.
Staff: Nanicanne Chin
Note: All fields are required.