Participants of the social skills program will engage in group activities that include cooking, gardening, laundry, and daily living skills that enhance problem solving, coping, and development capacities. This program focuses on organization and planning, the enhancement of episodic memory, and problem solving.
Participants will become more aware of time and the sequence of activities, as demonstrated by increased flexibility and a more age-appropriate ability to make transitions. They will improve social and emotional referencing of their peers, as demonstrated by changing their own behavior in response to peer [verbal and nonverbal] social information. As well as improve episodic memory as demonstrated by their recollection of sensory and shared emotional aspects of previous experiences.
Participants of the living skills program will be exposed to practical skills such as time planning and improve social interactions when they move as a group in the community (art museum, supermarket, restaurants, community garden, etc.) This program includes a continued focus on organization and planning, the enhancement of episodic memory, and problem solving.
Participants will practice time planning in daily community activities, appropriate social language in public places, waiting turns, knowing what to do when bored and when traveling in the community, as well as group cooperation. They will be encouraged to describe personal and shared aspects of what they are doing in the moment orally with peers, and through blogging and taking pictures or video. Lastly, participants will learn to better reference others actions, gestures, facial expressions and figure out how to attune their behavior accordingly.
We are excited to provide our participants the tools and skills they need to become their most successful selves and look forward to the opportunity to get you know you better. See our events section for the most up to date information on what the Social Living Club is up to and feel free to contact us with any questions.