Social Skills Groups
Dr. Mendel offers social skills groups for children, adolescents and young adults. These groups are geared toward children who are socially awkward, extremely shy, or anxious in social situations. Many of these children have diagnoses of Aspergers’ Disorder or High-Functioning Autism, but these diagnoses are not required for participation in the group. His groups are not time-limited; that is, children can join the group at any point and participate as long as it is helpful to them. The maximum for each group is six members.
If you are interested in a group for your child, teenager, or young adult, the first step is to schedule a parent intake meeting. I would then meet once with your child prior to him or her joining the group. For more information, please read the detailed group description.
Children graduate when they have accomplished their goals. We do not follow a set curriculum of lesson-plans or themes of the day, but instead gear our interaction-based groups to the needs and issues of our group members.
Children can join the group at any time, if space is available.Join a Group
Playing with peers, in a safe and supportive environment, free of the teasing and rejection, with the guidance of a helpful, fun-loving adult, members' social skills improve by leaps and bounds.READ
Age Range per Group
- Upper Elementary School (3rd-5th grade)
- Middle school (6th, 7th, 8th grade)
- High school (9th - 12th grade)
- Young adults (18 - 24 years of age)
Please call or email us for current group times. All groups are after school, starting no eaelier than 4:30PM. A group sessions last 75 minutes. We do our best to accommodate the busy schedules of the families in our groups.