Social Skills Training

Our center offers weekly social skills programs for children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, high functioning autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many of the children with these diagnoses have social and behavioral deficits, creating difficulties in making and maintaining friendships. Our center addresses these concerns by providing the children with the opportunity to learn appropriate social language skills in a structured yet fun setting. Our programs are unique in that our classes are taught by licensed SLPs who possess extensive knowledge about all aspects of communication.

Additionally, we provide the children opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills through community outings such as bowling, dining out, and attending sporting events.

Our programs are vendored by the Westside Regional Center and may also be funded by the school districts if your child’s IEP identifies social language or pragmatics as an objective AND provides for 2 hours/week. We also accept private clients for this program.

Click here to see our social skills events calendar.

 Basic Social Skills

When: Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
5:15-5:30 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting
Where: 5761 Buckingham Parkway Culver City, CA. 90230
Ages: 4 – Adolescents

Pre-Social Skills

Pre-social skills targets key, early social engagement goals including: joint attention, coordinated eye gaze, person engagement, responding to simple WH- questions about visual stimuli, and verbally expressing wants and needs. These goals are targeted via small group, language enriching play contexts. Additionally, parents are coached 1:1 on methods of increasing joint attention and engagement to promote generalization of their goals both at home and in the community. Children in this group begin with at least 5 spontaneous single words and might demonstrate some mild maladaptive behaviors in response to periods of frustration (although no aggressive behaviors). Schedule a free screening today and we look forward to working with you and your child!

We offer the following instructional methods:

  • Direct teaching
  • Role playing
  • Social language games
  • Computer programs
  • Community integration activities

Click here to see our social skills calendar of events.

When: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
5:15-5:30 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting
Where: 5761 Buckingham Parkway Culver City, CA. 90230
Ages: 3 – 6 years

Drama Kings & Queens Social Skills

DKQ social skills is a weekly 2 hour long program that focuses on improved social pragmatic skills. Students work in small group settings to role play, develop skills steps, practice skill steps and performing for peers on a series of predefined units. Students are exposed to acting, movement, and vocal coaching on a weekly basis by a diverse staff (i.e. speech pathologists, singers, dancers).

Please call to find out more information and to schedule a screening with a staff member. Participants demonstrate increases in social greetings, conversations, eye contact and more.

When: Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
5:15-5:30 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting
Where: 5761 Buckingham Parkway Culver City, CA. 90230
Ages: 4 – Adolescents

AAC Social Skills

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Our center offers a weekly Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) social skills program for minimal verbal children ages 7 to adulthood with speech and language disorders who are using augmentative communication modes (e.g., communication devices such as Dynavox, Pro-Lo-Quo, etc.) as a primary means to communicate. Our program targets using AAC for social communication with peers and adults.  Specifically, increasing initiation of social communication. Our program is unique in that our classes are taught by a licensed SLPs who possess extensive knowledge about all aspects of communication.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesday 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
6:15-6:30 pm Mandatory Parent Meeting
Where: 5761 Buckingham Parkway Culver City, CA. 90230
Ages: 7 – Adulthood