Social SkillsJoshua Center for Neurological Disorders changing lives since 1996
Frequently, children and teens with neurological disorders have difficulty interacting with their peers. Social skills are ways of dealing with others that create healthy and positive interactions. Children who have good social skills can communicate clearly, calmly, and respectfully. They show consideration for the feelings and interests of their peers. They take responsibility for their actions, are able to control themselves, and are able to assert themselves when needed.
It is important for children to learn appropriate social skills because they are the route to creating and developing relationships. They are needed for enriching social experiences, and they lessen the chance for negative interactions. Being the building blocks for friendships, social skills classes give children the chance to learn from their peers and learn how to be considerate with those they meet in the future. By having a positive impact on life experiences, social skills classes also give children a sense of confidence and mastery over their environment.
The Joshua Center is offering opportunities for these kids to have fun hands-on activities with kids their age while learning social skills.
Developed through years of experience, the Me and My World Social Skills Game Boards and Curriculum address social situations in a way children with neurological disorders understand, giving them the skills they need to be successful at home, at school, and in the community.
Each session will address one social skill objective. Our goal is to help the kids develop self-esteem, improve relationships and foster good communication skills.
Costs: Classes are $40.00 each time the student attends.
Location: Joshua Center Main Office and Blue Springs Campus